A Chance to Shine Contest: Shine in reflected Glory!

Real Estate Agent with Aiken Properties

A Chance to Shine Contest: Shine in reflected Glory!

turkeyAs Fall fades into Winter, as Halloween turns to Christmas; the greatest time in the calendar year gets wrapped up into turkey stuffing between halves in a football game.

Thanksgiving has become the day we rest up before we go Christmas Shopping.  Yes, we go to Plymouth Rock with our kids' construction paper Pilgrims and Wahooing Indians, but we do not allow ourselves to feel truly thankful.


As I search for ways to "shine" on the Internet in this new forum of Blogging, I can not help but think about what makes me shine.

It is not fancy listings  . . .                listing: The Academy




      Political satire   . . .  or even . . .


Points for commenting on ActiveRain (although those are nice)   . . .     But my FAMILY. . .

The wonderful feeling of belonging that happens, even when crazy Aunt Lissa brings snow pea casserole instead of string bean.  The idea that we are part of a chain of family and camaraderie that can stretch millions of miles, cross acres of ocean; link centuries of history to hundreds of cultures- we are human and we are family.

My family


To be filled with the Glory that only can be won and lost through your kin and to embrace that glory and turn it into love and acknowledge the courage you have from it- that is to SHINE.


So, as I look for reasons to Shine, I do not look to technology, but to those that reflect the importance of loving and life- my family.

  Happy Thanksgiving!


Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Jane, that was very sweet! Good luck in the contest.

Oct 31, 2008 08:52 AM
Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Connie, thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving!

Oct 31, 2008 09:42 AM
Kristen Wahl
Re/Max Plus - Rochester, NY

Amen to that, Jane! Great sentiments. Thanks for posting. :-)

Nov 01, 2008 08:59 AM
Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Kristen, thanks for stopping by to see the post.

Nov 01, 2008 09:12 AM
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Jane... family is so important and should never be left behind to technology and our faced paced lives. And we are all human and this can happen very easily. It's easy to lose focus...  thanks

jeff belonger

Nov 05, 2008 02:23 AM