Santa Called Me... wanted to know who is ActiveRain and why are they doing his job????

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Licensed in Connecticut

Santa Called Me... wanted to know who is ActiveRain and why are they doing his job????

SantaYes indeed, Santa called me. He wanted to know all about ActiveRain because the members of ActiveRain seemed to be lightening his load and doing his job for him! His list keeps getting shorter and shorter.

With all the posts about ways to help kids (and their families) who may not have had a good Christmas this year, I guess Santa won't have to work so hard. At first he thought he was being replaced by someone called ActiveRain. I explained we were just trying to help. After all, there are so many kids...

Thank you to all for getting the word out about helping those in need this year. Every day I run across another post of how to help. And I am convinced that each post makes a difference as does each deed. This year has taken its toll on many in all walks of life, children have already lost their homes, their lives have been altered through no fault of their own. The least we can do is buy a gift, make a small donation, do one thing to help brighten the life of a child. And based on what I see here on ActiveRain, you have all done a fine job of helping Santa reach his goal.

So Santa, take a chill pill, we are only here to help!

Elf yourself and have a great time helping to make someone's Christmas a bit brighter this year!

Elf yourself

 

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Sharon Lee
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Andrea-Giving is such a great feeling as much if not more to the giver than the receiver. Have yourself a wonderful day.

December 14, 2010 07:35 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

Randy, why thank you! It is the season of giving.

Judith, AR is full of wonderful people. You have a great day too!

December 14, 2010 07:35 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

Sharon, good morning! Always wonderful to see your smiling face here. Giving is the best, I agree. You have a fantastic holiday yourself!

 

December 14, 2010 07:36 AM
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David Snell
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Thats wonderful! Keep up the good work! I love AR

December 14, 2010 07:45 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

David, me too! I am inspired each day as I read about more ways to help.

December 14, 2010 07:56 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
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There's a ton of power in this community!

December 14, 2010 08:05 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
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Liz and Bill, their certainly is! I love it! And honesty, so did Santa. I think he was a bit relieved. Took some of the stress off him.

December 14, 2010 08:11 AM
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Ed Silva
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RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754

Hi Andrea, sometimes a minute out of our day can make such a difference to soneone else's life. Get rid of the junk, life gets much nicer and more rewarding.

December 14, 2010 08:13 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

Ed, you are so right. And it doesn't take much. A bit of food thrown into one of those collection boxes, a small gift to an organization that is handing out presents to kids, anything.

December 14, 2010 08:15 AM
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Craig Rutman
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
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Anyone who thinks Realtors are make too much money and are only looking out for themselves hasn't seen all the good that we do.... and not just during the holiday season. We do these type of things year round.

December 14, 2010 08:35 AM
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
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Andrea, love the cleverness of this post and even more, love the giving spirit of this community and feel priveledged to be a part of it.

December 14, 2010 09:06 AM
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Larry Lawfer
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A beacon of light in these times you are.  Thank you.

December 14, 2010 09:32 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

Craig, you are so right, we do things all year long and go unnoticed.

Leah, thank you! And I do too, this is a wonderful place to be sure.

Larry, why thank you!

December 14, 2010 11:09 AM
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Barb Szabo, CRS
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
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Yes I think the true Christmas spirit is alive and well! ?We see giving and sharing trees all over town to help remind us all.

December 14, 2010 11:22 AM
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George Souto
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Andrea, now there is a thought, putting Santa out of work :)

If we did that the old jolly guy would have a lot more time for all that milk and cookies that are left for him :)

December 14, 2010 03:04 PM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Andrea - When I first read the sentence, "He wanted to know all about ActiveRain because the members of ActiveRain seemed to be lightening his load and doing his job for him! His list keeps getting shorter and shorter."  I thought it was because Santa was using ActiveRain to figure out who was naughty or nice.  Because his list was getting shorter, I suspected more of us were being naughty. . .LOL

December 14, 2010 05:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
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Such a cute post Andrea.....you know Andrea you have such a way with words and what a way to again ask for help for those that need it!! Excellent job, you rock solid girl!

December 14, 2010 09:10 PM
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Dan Quinn
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Prudential PenFed Realty

Thanks again for the reminder to help those who are in need at this time of year.  It's so easy to forget or ignore those who need our help.  Merry Christmas!

December 15, 2010 03:35 PM
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Dan Quinn
Dan Quinn
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Thanks again for the reminder to help those who are in need at this time of year.  It's so easy to forget or ignore those who need our help.  Merry Christmas!

December 15, 2010 03:37 PM
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Andrea Swiedler
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

Thanks everyone! I am so blown away at all my AR friends are doing, and how they are pushing the word out to others to do the same!

And of course, I love this photo and just can't wait to use it, LOL.

December 16, 2010 07:20 AM
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