Welcome to "Family Reunion", the weekly recap for the Family Ties group. We increased to 230 members this week. Additionally, we moved up to 1452 posts! Welcome to all new members, and thanks to those who posted! Keep in mind that any member of the group can invite other members to join.
Below is a selection of my some of my favorite posts to appear within the group over the past week or so, including one of my own. If you like any of the posts below, please consider subscribing to the author's blog. You will not be disappointed, I assure you. I personally subscribe to ALL of the bloggers included here.
Jan's poignant post is well worth your time. There is an 11-minute video there ("The Final Lecture") that I would also recommend watching.
You'll Be In My Heart! by Lucky Lang
Lucky shares some family photos with us along with his love for singing. Great Phil Collins song, too!
Fair Warning, not about Real Estate by Missy Caulk
Missy's post about her husband, who underwent a medical procedure, and her son, who went to boot camp almost two weeks ago, is worth checking out.
Saturday Morning Breakfast Club…Active Rain Style! by Fran Gaspari
Read this light-hearted post about the tough week that Fran's family had. Thankfully, everyone is okay now.
I appreciated the honesty I found in Melissa's post here, and I would encourage you to read this one if you have time.
One man can make a difference! by Todd Clark
Todd managed to weave "Knight Rider" into this post about the impact that one man can make on lives. Well done, Todd!
Great Customer Service Builds Loyalty by Adam Waldman
Adam's post about the phenomenal service that he encountered was a great read and also a great fit for the group.
For the first time since I started this group in September, Paul Slaybaugh was conspicuously absent from the group this week. I'm sorry that I will not be sharing a funny photo of him. Paul – What's up with that?
My Son is my Hero Today! Our "Marathon Kids" Experience by Jason Crouch
This one is for my son, whom I am very proud of, not just today but always. Enough said.
If you haven't joined or even visited the group yet, here is the description that I wrote there to give you some idea of what we are all about:
First question: Is this a fan club for the 80's sitcom? No. I just wanted to think of something memorable for this group. This is meant to be a fun place to escape the daily drama of the real estate industry. Please feel free to post any family stories or lessons here. We envision this as a great place to share funny stories about kids, marriage, siblings, parenting, or anything family-related. Posts may relate business to family life, or they may be about striking a healthy balance between career and life. Welcome to Family Ties!
So come on over and check it out! We're like one big happy family in this great group! If you aren't visiting this group, I can assure you are missing out on some terrific writing. I look forward to seeing you there. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!