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Thank you from tenant (by gevans [SC]) Feb 24, 2021 7:08 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by razorback_tim [AR]) Feb 24, 2021 7:56 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by plenty [MO]) Feb 24, 2021 8:00 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by gevans [SC]) Feb 24, 2021 8:23 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by LisaFL [FL]) Feb 24, 2021 9:25 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by WMH [NC]) Feb 24, 2021 9:33 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by Bonanza [NC]) Feb 24, 2021 10:53 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by Busy [WI]) Feb 24, 2021 10:58 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 24, 2021 11:06 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by DJ [VA]) Feb 24, 2021 11:25 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by Gene [OH]) Feb 24, 2021 1:24 PM
       Thank you from tenant (by Johnny B. [MA]) Feb 24, 2021 3:42 PM
       Thank you from tenant (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Feb 24, 2021 6:00 PM
       Thank you from tenant (by Sparky [PA]) Feb 24, 2021 8:08 PM
       Thank you from tenant (by Hoosier [IN]) Feb 25, 2021 2:20 AM
       Thank you from tenant (by gevans [SC]) Feb 25, 2021 5:53 PM
       Thank you from tenant (by Jane [TX]) Mar 1, 2021 2:43 PM

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Thank you from tenant (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 7:08 AM
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I got this today from a former tenant. Just made my whole day! Somebody listened! Somebody got it!!

Hello gevans,

My name is XXXXXX. You may remember me as the former roommate of XXXX who lived in your property on XXXX. While I was living at that property, you came to do a few maintenance projects at the house and we had a series of conversations that had a life-changing impact on me. I was impressed at your broad skill set and asked you how you learned to do so many things, and you told me "If you really want to learn how to do something, first offer to do it for free." I never forgot that conversation, and I have followed that piece of advice many times now with outstanding results. I left the military and moved back to my hometown, and when I got there I stayed as busy as I could doing things that I found Interesting. I did a bit of computer programming, landscaping, trail maintenance, conservation work, and worked in a winery. I did a lot of work for no pay, but the relationships that I formed and the skills that I developed are way more valuable than any money could have been.

In September of 2019 I decided that I wanted to learn how to make wine. So what did I do? I followed your advice. I walked into a local winery, got to know the owner, then offered to work for free if he would teach me how to make wine. For a long time I worked a couple of days per week in the winery. The owner was impressed with my work, and he eventually offered me a full time position. I am now the vintner at a successful winery, and I have you to thank for that.

I also do volunteer work at a conservation organization that rescues and rehabilitates wild birds. I decided to start volunteering there because I was interested in conservation work, but I had no experience working in that field. I remembered your advice though, and decided to start volunteering at local wildlife parks and nature preserves. I eventually started taking care of the hiking trails and property at the XXX Bird Sanctuary. It was there that I met my current fiancee who is one of the directors at the sanctuary. I now serve on the property committee at this organization.

I've often told the story about my former landlord who gave me some advice that totally changed my life, but I've never actually thanked you for that advice. So, thank you XXX. You probably didn't realize it, but you gave me the best piece of advice I've ever received, and for that I am eternally grateful.

Thank you,

--69.80.xx.xx




Thank you from tenant (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 7:56 AM
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Very nice. Nice of you to give the advice and nice of him to send the note. --70.178.x.xx




Thank you from tenant (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 8:00 AM
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Wow. I'm goin to check my nails everyday! You Rock! What a wonderful gift. --172.56.xx.xx




Thank you from tenant (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 8:23 AM
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Way back in grade school, I read that Nelson Rockefeller got his first job during the Great Depression...working six months for FREE for the railroad.

His father was already a rich man, so he didn't even have to work. But he did.

I learned many of my skills by volunteering as the gopher for someone skilled.

The Bible tells us to respect the wisdom of the gray hairs. it's true. --69.80.xx.xx




Thank you from tenant (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 9:25 AM
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That is one of the best gifts ever! Actually made me tear up a little. Isnít it wonderful when people listen to words of wisdom. My hope is to have that kind of affect on others as well. What a great role model you were. --216.186.xxx.xx




Thank you from tenant (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 9:33 AM
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That was really wonderful. Both your advice - and the fact that he remembered it, and used it, and profited by it, and is telling others about it...a real chain of knowledge. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Thank you from tenant (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 10:53 AM
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I wish I was smart enough to give someone life changing advice. I'm doing good if I can put my pants on the right way. --71.217.xxx.xx




Thank you from tenant (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 10:58 AM
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Thatís the good stuff.

That, for me, is the best Ďpaycheckí in life.

Awesome, gevans. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Thank you from tenant (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 11:06 AM
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That is a great result. Thank you for sharing that. --73.120.xx.xxx




Thank you from tenant (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 11:25 AM
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That's really great - a big "warm-fuzzy"

Makes you stop and think back to anybody I should thank........ --68.229.xxx.xxx




Thank you from tenant (by Gene [OH]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 1:24 PM
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I gave the same advice to my son during the Great Recession era when jobs were harder to get. However, he can be hard headed and didn't take that advice and is still struggling to keep a regular job and find a career that he enjoys. --136.228.xxx.xx




Thank you from tenant (by Johnny B. [MA]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 3:42 PM
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Thatís awesome. --73.186.xxx.xxx




Thank you from tenant (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 6:00 PM
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Amazing how one simple 'thank you' can make you feel awesome. Doesn't happen very often, but yeah, I teared up a bit too, just reading how your simple advise changed a life. We never know how much we influence people we come in contact with. Happy your ex-tenant thought enough to actually tell you what good you did. Nice. --72.199.xx.xxx




Thank you from tenant (by Sparky [PA]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 8:08 PM
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I would probably be out at the craft store looking for a nice frame to hang that in my office. --73.40.xxx.xx




Thank you from tenant (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Feb 25, 2021 2:20 AM
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Great story. It's rare, but such things do happen. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Thank you from tenant (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Feb 25, 2021 5:53 PM
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He just emailed me again. He manages a B&B associated with the winery. He says come on and he will hook us up! --69.80.xx.xx




Thank you from tenant (by Jane [TX]) Posted on: Mar 1, 2021 2:43 PM
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How touching!! What a great story!! Great advice, but only works for someone who is willing to listen and learn. Thumbs up to you both! Hope this new bond of friendship continues for a long time. --72.191.xxx.xx



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