Christmas is over and the New Year’s is upon us. But in the meantime, December 28th is National Call a Friend Day! Between the stress of the daily grind at work, the needs of your family, and ensuring you have a little time for yourself, our lives can get awfully hectic. National Call a Friend Day reminds us all to take a few minutes, pick up the phone, and call that friend who always makes a difference. In modern times, technology has the capacity to unite us more than ever before. The internet has become the easy way to stay connected, but nothing takes the place of a human voice. In our day to day lives of whizzing from one task to the next (or even multi-tasking on all our projects at once), technology often has the opposite effect. Checking emails, answering texts, responding to Facebook notifications, and other tech-based tasks can fill up our lives and actually make us feel less connected to the people we’re spending all our time connecting with! So, with the holiday season rapidly drawing to a close this year, reach out with a phone call today and connect, voice to voice, with a good friend or family member.

Real Estate Tip of the Week 

Speaking of friendship! How about doing something for another of your “best friends”? -  Your pet! Here are 8 Pet-Friendly home design ideas from pet-friendly kitchens and bathrooms to pet-friendly landscaping ideas that are sure to pique your interest!       CLICK HERE.

Words of Wisdom

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. – Walter Winchell

If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you. – Winnie the Pooh

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too? I thought I was the only one”. – C.S. Lewis

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. – David Tyson

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie

Musical Inspiration for this week Every Monday we share some Musical Inspiration to get your week started. We relate it to the Monday Morning Inspirational Blog topic. This week our topic is about Friendship.   Our Musicologist, Mr. Michael Riccio picked out SEVERAL excellent songs on this topic which are sure to inspire you this week!  

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN AND GET INSPIRED!

Play Fun Day Monday Now! Don’t Click off the blog without answering this week’s Trivia Question about the Post Office!  CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE FUN DAY MONDAY TRIVIA CONTEST NOW!!

New! Birthday Shoutouts!  Celebrating a Birthday? Know someone you’d like to do a little something special for?  Check out our weekly Birthday Shoutouts on the Good News Wednesday show! Join in the fun! (Birthday Shoutouts are at about 20 minutes in on the show.) Check it out HERE!

Referral Opportunities for 2021

Let’s have some FUN and do MORE REFERRALS in 2021! Have a little extra time in your schedule to do some referrals? We think you’re the BEST REALTOR to help!  CLICK HERE for all the details!

Make it a Great Week and don’t forget to CALL one person in your life this week who you care about!

Karen & Joe Donovan 

P.S. The winners for last week’s Trivia Contest were: Pavan Johar, Cheryl Simonelli, Danice Leal and Edward ChopraNot only do they get a Panera Gift Card but their names are entered in the Grand Prize drawing for the month of November and that winner will have a donation made to the Charity of their choice!  Watch Last Week’s Winners announced on The Good News Wednesday Show   WATCH ON FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE NOW!

Grand Prize drawing for Charity for November - Winner was Nancy Reyes and her favorite charity is Samaritans Purse. She requested that we donate toward the chicken project! Read about it HERE  A donation has been made based on the 653 players in last month’s Trivia contests!  New Grand Prize drawings are done the first Wednesday of each  month on Facebook live on our Good News Wednesday Show.  Don’t forget to play - every entry in our Fun Day Monday contest counts towards giving money to Charity!