Let's start a kindness movement!

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Inland Empire 77217

March 2009 ~

Hello to every eye who can see this post, who has an ear to hear!

Times are tough for alot of folks right now. I was thinking, for all of you who read this, lets take a few moments today to practice simple acts of kindness.

I was thinking since people will read this at all different times, for who knows how long...it could help create a small kindness wave. I would love for you to share what you did by commenting on this post. It will be uplifting to hear your stories!

Remember...keep it simple. Most things can be FREE.

A phone call to someone who is lonely.

Hand me down clothes to someone in need.

Bake your family cookies and tell them you love them.

Send a hand written note! People love this. :)

Give a big tip.

Stick a love note in your kids lunch.

BRING ON THE IDEAS!

LET THE KINDNESS BEGIN!

Suggestion...do it right away to keep this going!

SHARE YOUR STORY: BE SPECIFIC!

 

 

Posted by

BethAnn Long, REALTOR, CRS, e-PRO

RE/MAX Inland Empire

509-362-4607 ( cell )

e mail : bethannlong@gmail.com

 

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Rainmaker
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Agree-- there are seemingly too many people angry and so many things.

Mar 08, 2009 01:19 PM #11
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BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

Go Charles! Order the pizza

BIG HUG

Mar 08, 2009 01:19 PM #12
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Mark Watterson
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Real Estate

Kindness..... Can there ever be to much?  Surely is not enough... I'll do it!

Mar 08, 2009 01:28 PM #13
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BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

Go Mark go!

Mar 08, 2009 01:29 PM #14
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Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

I have been haring a lot lately about random acts of kindness.  A friend of mine had a stranger ahead of her in the Taco Bell drive-through line pay her $30+ bill for her.  She has aleady recipricated that kindness to someone else, and on it goes!  I like the Hug a Realtor idea, too!

Mar 08, 2009 01:55 PM #15
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Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi BethAnn!
Does cooking dinner for your hubby count??? LOL!  Actually, I now can't wait for tomorrow to look for some things I can do! Thanks for the idea!

Mar 08, 2009 02:00 PM #16
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Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

Love this idea!  Paying it forward is so important!  I find it takes so much more time and energy to be rude than it is to be kind.  Thanks for the push and let's see how it catches on!

Mar 08, 2009 02:15 PM #17
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Love the idea and love the foodbank suggestion. I think it is so important for us to be involved in the community - good for the soul, good for the community, and good for business.

Mar 08, 2009 02:27 PM #18
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BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

Janna, Paula, Sheila and Lisa...

tag you're it! Share your story :)

Mar 08, 2009 02:33 PM #19
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Pat Tasker
Shorewest Realtors - Germantown, WI
Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)

Every year I have a project....I take someone who I can't stand (for whatever reasons....) and decide that year I am going to put the past in the past and be super nice to them, actually go out of my way to be nice to them....It is amazing....maybe it is just me, but things really turned around, and once I actually started getting referrals from that person!

Jared, Ihave had BB BS in the back of my mind for a few years...JUST this past weekend I filled out an "application".  I was spurred on by the death of a 15 year girl in our town...She had been on drugs for years (I couldn't believe that)...her mom died when she was 8.  I kept thinking maybe someone could have made a difference, like big sisters..so I checked out the site, and filed the application...I am waiting to hear back....

Mar 08, 2009 02:51 PM #20
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BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

Pat thank you for sharing!

Mar 08, 2009 03:40 PM #21
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Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Kindness is the oil that keeps our souls malleable and our lives filled with meaning. 

BethAnn, thank you for writing an important post which obviously inspired many remarkable answers.  It is now featured on the Optimist Group and I am flagging it for an AR feature.

Mar 08, 2009 05:06 PM #22
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Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate

My specific story...  just keep your heart open on a regular basis and you will accomplish great things.   I don't even think, I just do.  Whenever someone needs a shoulder to cry on, an arm to hold on to, a rock to lean on...  I'm there.  It just feels right and it nurtures my soul.  If you are open to it, the opportunities to commit random acts of kindness will present themselves with regularity.  Sometimes they are small, sometimes they are significant, but always, they are appreciated, and always, they nurture the giver as much as they they nurture the receiver.

Mar 08, 2009 05:14 PM #23
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BethAnn, You are right how far an act of kindness will go. Thanks...

Your building consultant for life in  Brentwood, TN ~ Michael

Mar 08, 2009 10:12 PM #24
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BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

Thank you Mirela and a hearty Amen!

Hi Michael !

Mar 09, 2009 02:40 AM #25
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Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
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Mar 09, 2009 11:57 AM #26
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BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

Janice, thanks and such a groovey look!

Mar 09, 2009 12:01 PM #27
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Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi BethAnn!
Thanks to you, and I really mean, thanks to YOU, I saw an opportunity for an act of kindness and followed through on it.
I was at Lowes buying light fixtures for a listing. I also picked up some odd lightbulbs for my own house. I had to bring the burnt out ones just to know what to buy.  When I was at the back of my car loading up the fixtures, a nice young man (Herman) approached me. He asked if I would like him to take the cart. I said sure...just let me get my old bulbs out of it.  He then said, "I can throw them away for you".  I was floored, and thanked him for his kind offer.  When I got in my car, I thought of your act of kindness.  I picked up my phone, called the store (even though I hadn't left the parking lot) and told the manager how nice Herman had been...how he had gone out of his way to help me.  Thanks for giving me the inspiration!

Mar 09, 2009 05:44 PM #28
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BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

Paula that is fantastic! I bet you really made his day!

Mar 10, 2009 02:54 AM #29
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Connie Case
Platinum Realty Group - Fountain City, TN
Realtor, Knoxville Tn.

Paula, Thanks for the reminder, kindness comes at no real cost to any of us. Let's exercise it!

Mar 10, 2009 12:57 PM #30
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