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Be Useful, Honorable & Compassionate - Make a Difference

Be Useful, Honorable & Compassionate - Make a Difference

What inspires me?

 

I took a page out of Michael Jacobs’ book and pondered Carol Williamschallenge for nearly a month! Oh, there are so many quotes to live by but, digging deep into the ‘inner me,’ I realized my motivator isn’t all about my own success. 

 

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” 

 Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I began my young adult life in college, tutoring other nursing students in math and pharmacology to help them get through the state exam. When each and every one of them passed their state exams the first time, I felt like I was on top of the world! 

 

After graduation, I became a preceptor the first day I was allowed to. You had to work and pass the muster first, then you could precept and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my passion for nursing with local college students from UNCC, Queens College and CPCC. I was also asked to teach neuro at my Alma Mater, Lenoir-Rhyne University. Of course, both precepting and teaching were in addition to my continued work at the hospital.

 

Now, in my second career, I have enjoyed helping many agents, not just locally but, across the nation. It truly makes my heart smile to see others be successful in what they do and if called to help, I will! 

 

The same goes for volunteering and helping my favorite organizations meet their goals. Making a difference in others lives is very important to me. I believe that we are to “Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”  (Roy Bennett)

 

I also believe that the legacy we leave behind will have nothing to do with how successful we were but, how we changed the lives of others.

 

Helping Hands in Charlotte NCOther great quotes to live by:

 

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”

Zig Ziglar

 

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” 

 Maya Angelou

 

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” 

 Charles Dickens

 

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Comment balloon 82 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • December 28 2018 04:31AM

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So inspiring Debe. I really like how you say at the end - "The legacy we leave behind will have nothing to do with how successful we were but, how we changed the lives of others."...Perfect!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 4 months ago

Good morning Debe. True joy and happiness comes from helping others become successful! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago

Thank you, Sheila! It's true - we are here to make a difference.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

I finished my graphics, Wayne Martin - you inspired me to wrap this thing up!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

I loved this zig Ziglar quote - thanks for starting me off with inspiration this morning! 

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”

 Zig Ziglar

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 4 months ago

Wonderful thoughts to begin the weekend, Debe.  I would like to see special attention to being "honorable."  In Washington, it seems to be a dying art. 

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS Debe, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

Debe, this is an inspiring post. You are such a special lady and are always helping others! I love your closing thought - "the legacy we leave behind will have nothing to do with how successful we were but, how we changed the lives of others." That's very powerful and makes me ponder.

 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group ) 4 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS - You touched my soul and I feel like I was touched by an angel today. This morning I started out reading and commenting on two posts by Michael Jacobs and now yours. All three first posts of the day were very inspiring.

 “Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”  (Roy Bennett) 

This quote that initiated your inspiration for what was written today, December 28th was a gift to me. Apparently, your background helped shaped you into the most incredible woman you are and I don't think it happened overnight. After all, you are only human or are you an angel on earth? Perhaps both. 

When it comes to AR social media writing and if there was a Pulitzer Prize I would have to judge based on Roy Bennett's quote and how it compares to making a profound difference in other people's lives. 

By the way, I wasn't on AR because my daughter and son-in-law surprised me with a Christmas visit. Therefore, I wanted to wish you the spirit of a very Merry Christmas and a best New Year. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 4 months ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - These are just some additional reasons why clients should choose you to help them They will soon realize that your help is of the sincerest form and will be glad they chose you. Making a difference for others should be at the top of everyone's list. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 4 months ago

Oh what a beautiful inspiration you are Debe Maxwell, CRS and this post is Featured in Banantude

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Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 4 months ago

Good morning Debe. This is so lovely and poignant. In a few words it is simply you.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 4 months ago

Good morning Debe - your message today inspires me.  Being compassionate and helpful toward others has its own reward and creates inner happiness!

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 4 months ago

Debe, thanks for sharing these words of inspiration to help us focus on wrapping up the old and beginning a new year with the best focus.

Posted by Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan (Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434) 4 months ago

Debe,

And Quantum Physics says:  Here is my simple interpretation:,there are no loose screws in the universe, every  thing matter, and everyone matters."  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 4 months ago

Your thoughtful relfection about this challenge paid off. This is a lovely post. And I agree with Alexandra's summary in #15.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 4 months ago

Debe- Your kindness and compassion and helping others comes shining thru  in so many of your posts. Awesome.  

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) 4 months ago

I'm also a Zig Ziglar fan, Lise Howe - so much inspiration and motivation in his countless quotes!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Hi Debe,
I knew I could count on you to ponder and put together an amazing inspirational post.  The feeling of knowing you have made a difference in someone's life is truly priceless, isn't it?  We work for money because we need to but, when it comes right down to it, the greatest joys are in helping others.  The perfect life is to blend the two... and you epitomize that as a sincere way of life. 

Thanks for being you!

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 4 months ago

Is there honor there, Myrl Jeffcoat? It's been a long time since I've seen it there in my lifetime! LOL I think being honorable is a lost art, don't you?

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Oh, that is so kind of you to say, Amanda S. Davidson! I do believe that when we leave this earth, no one is going to remember us as successful Realtors® but, we will be remembered for making a change in others lives.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Hello Debe - first, thank you for the mention.  Second, you are absolutely correct about the numerous quotes that seem appropriate for this challenge. When Carol announced the December challenge I hadn't planned to submit a post but many thoughts rushed to my head. Stuff happens and sometimes post do too. Thirdly,  this is a very inspiring post. Thank you.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 4 months ago

Debe I agree, but the younger generations would probably disagree with us.  They seem to think that they are entitled to happiness, and if they are not happy, the rest of us are obligated to provide them with it.  The mind set seems to be much different.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 4 months ago

Oh, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, it does my heart good to know that your daughter & son-in-law surprised you with a visit at Christmas - how absolutely wonderful! 

Thank you so much for your loving comment - I am 100% human - no angel status (for many years, I hope)! I agree with your comment on evaluating how significant our 'light' is - superficial light is acceptable but, the more profound meaning is in the depth of the light which we give, I believe. That's just me though - I prefer to be all-in! 

I hope you have your best year ever in 2019, Patricia - something tells me you will!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

I totally agree, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - it's evident when compassion is in its sincerest form too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Oh, thank you so much for your kind words and the feature too, Hannah Williams - how wonderful you are to me! Sending you big hugs! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Oh, you're so kind, Sheila Anderson - thank you so much!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

You know, I think your take on giving really is missed by many, Grant Schneider - there truly is no better feeling than helping others achieve success and/or happiness. Isn't that why we were put on this earth?

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Thank you so much, Barbara Michaluk! I hope that many follow your lead and add the gift of giving to their New Year's resolutions/plans!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

I love it, Ron and Alexandra Seigel! Whether noticed or unnoticed, every good deed we do makes a difference in someone's life. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Thank you so much, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - it truly is the reason we exist, in my humble opinion.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

You are so kind, Sharon Lee - thank you so much - your words mean so much to me!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Oh, you are so sweet, Carol! Thank you!

I am blessed beyond belief and do agree with you that we do have to work for money but, giving back is key to helping others achieve that independence/happiness and give back themselves. 

@Carol Williams 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

You know, sometimes when our lives feel overwhelming, putting our every effort into giving/helping/caring someone else, truly does lift us up too, Michael. If only everyone would ponder that! 

Seriously, thank you for your kind words. I have to tell you that for a very long time, when I even hear or read the word 'ponder,' I think of you! You are the KING of pondering and you should wear that crown proudly!

@Michael Jacobs 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

George Souto, I will say that to some degree, I agree with you. For many of us, we did our ever-loving best to raise our children to be givers and not takers. I was successful with one - the other, I'm still working on him! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Great quotes from some very wise people who “got” it.  This is the secret to a happy, healthy, long life!

Posted by Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA) 4 months ago

Hi Debe

This is such a wonderful and inspiring quote, and you are SUCH a fabulous role model!!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 4 months ago

I love your quotes - and of course I love your attitude about life.

The first quote did make me think about a conversation with my younger son when he was in his teens. There was a show on TV with a woman who was preaching (yep, she sounded that way) about the "bad parents" who only wanted their kids to be happy.

My son said she was stupid, because it wasn't possible to be happy unless you were doing your work and doing your part in the world.

I guess you know how proud I was of my kid at that moment.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 4 months ago

Francine Viola - you're spot-on...they certainly did 'get it,' didn't they?!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Oh, thank you, Jeff Dowler, CRS - I so appreciate the kind words!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Thank you so much, Marte Cliff! Like you, that would have been one of my proudest moments. The apple didn't fall from from the tree, that's for sure!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Debe - That business about the apples was one of my Grandfather's favorite sayings. Thanks for the memory!

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 4 months ago

That's funny, Marte - I learned it from my grandfather too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

I love that message and the quotes you chose Debe. Thank you!

only  a few days left of 2018..

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 4 months ago

Debe, loved the RWE quote and your philosophy on life, the best part is you are the real deal, met you, talked to you  I know it is not an "Internet persona":)Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 4 months ago

Hi Debe,  Thanks for sharing these great quotes.  Always love to see the positive attitudes that can be spread so readily to others.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 4 months ago

Morning Debe.

What I don't understand is, why this is not a feature.  Thanks

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 4 months ago

What a great way to start my day. Thanks for sharing Debe.

Posted by Chris Lima, Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you. (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise) 4 months ago

A giving heart brings unexpected rewards.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 4 months ago

Thank you, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS! I can't believe there are only 3 days left - boy, what a year! I hope you have a fantastic 2019!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Awww...thank you so much, Endre - what a wonderful compliment and I do love that quote too.

Endre Barath, Jr. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

You do many of the same things and more, Bob Crane - a giving heart does not go unnoticed.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Good Morning, James Dray! As to the feature, I think Bob may have taken the 'day' off yesterday! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

SO glad you enjoyed it, Chris Lima! I hope you have a happy, happy New Year!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

I just LOVE your post, Debe! Such an inspirational way to start the day! Thanks for sharing. 

Posted by Greg Mona, Real Estate in the 21st Century! (Faira Homes Corp) 4 months ago

You're so right, Sally K. & David L. Hanson - and you are a shining example of that too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Well, thank you so much, Greg Mona! Every day is a great day to make a difference in someone else's life! Happy Saturday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Debe, your post shines brightly and clearly, as do you. You walk the talk! 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) 4 months ago

I like your quote selection and will share it on my Facebook timeline.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago

I remember Zig Ziglar from the Crystal Catherdral in Orange County. We used to attend service there just to hear the motivational speakers join Robert Schuller with his message of positive thinking and goal setting.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) 4 months ago

Good for you for helping others and receiving the benefit of their ah ha moments!  You are a great legacy to your family and many others!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 4 months ago

I love that quote, Debe. The Ziglar quote was also one of my all time favorites. Have a great New Year. I'll be in the neighborhood in April. I reach out when the time rolls around.

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) 4 months ago

Hi Debe

Emerson was a wise man, and this quote says so much. But given how you live your life personally, and how you run your business, sends a powerful message about how you personify this quote.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 4 months ago

Thank you so much, Lottie! I hope you have a wonderful 2019 - you know you're always on my mind!

Lottie Kendall 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Thank you, Roy Kelley! I'll have to check it out! 

Have a wonderful weekend...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Oh, had they been in my area, I would have attended too, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - both of the speakers you mentioned are top notch motivators.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Thank you, Jan Green - you know I try!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

I love all of Zig Ziglar's quotes too, Mike! And, that's music to my ears that you will be returning to Charlotte! I'm looking forward to seeing you in April!

Mike Cooper, GRI 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

I do try and always wish I could do more, Jeff Dowler, CRS and I often wonder if there will ever be enough hours in the day to do all that we really need to do for others!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Good afternoon Debe Maxwell, CRS ,

This is one of my favorite quotes and your entry into the challenge is wonderful! Of course Zig Ziglar is an all time favorite . The legacy we leave is not how successful we are......its how we've impacted others which is how you live your personal and business life. Well done..the AR Gods are taking a nap..this should be anointed a Gold Star!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 4 months ago

I think they're mad at me, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR! LOL

Seriously, thank you - it was a fun challenge too! I still have several to read. I've certainly enjoyed reading the entires.

Happy New Year, Dorie!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Good afternoon Debe!  What a great quote.  I love Zig Ziglar, one of my favorite speakers.  

Posted by Crystal Kilpatrick, CHLMS,CNE, CRS - Austin & Central Texas Home Sales (Team Leader -Crystal Kilpatrick Group) 4 months ago

Hi Crystal! Thank you and I agree, he definitely has some incredibly motivational quotes.

Happy New Year, Crystal Kilpatrick

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Thanks Debe for Emerson and Ziglar quote.  Very Very nice.  My first wife insisted that she had a God-given right to be happy.  Wha???  Did I just write that?? hahaha

Yes, a lot of people think that they deserve to be happy but that is not the point.  Helping others and compassion is more important.  Thanks very much for this important thought...

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 4 months ago

Add a dollop of kindness and you can you don't have to take this to the bank, life is so much more.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 4 months ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS first of all - Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season!!!!  I've been out of touch for a few weeks for the holidays but I'm back.  I love, love LOVE this post - it's so makes for a well lived life full of meaning and building long lasting relationships!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 4 months ago

LOL I love your sense of humor, John! I believe we are our OWN source of happiness and doing for others makes me really happy!!

Happy Saturday, John Henry!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

You do take it to the bank though, Joe Pryor - the book of life! 

Happy Saturday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Funny but, I was on your blog earlier, Anna! I miss you and I'm so glad you're back. Happy New Year to you too - I hope you and Gary wound up your 2018 with a bang!

Life really is about the relationships - doing for others and putting smiles on others faces...just as you do SO well! Hugs from Charlotte! Say HI to Gary for us, Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Debe,  You are dead on the money with your post.  I have a little saying on my web site which I truly believe in...

 

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others."
- Pericles -

Posted by John Dotson, The experience to get you to the other side! (Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC) 4 months ago

I love that, John Dotson! What a wonderful quote to live by.

Happy Sunday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Another great one Debe 

Posted by Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent (Manhattan Miami Real Estate) 3 months ago

Participate