This may have been one of my most favorite holiday seasons . . . but then I may say that every year! I am always filled with gratitude for all my many blessings. Just living in this beautiful and awe inspiring place on the Monterey Peninsula I feel very thankful and very blessed. Whether you live in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, or Monterey, you are living in one of the most beautiful and amazing places on earth.
Where else can you go surfing on Christmas Day!
At this time of year we particularly think of others. At our Alain Pinel holiday gathering we not only had fun singing holiday songs, but we also raised over $7000 for the Community Partnership for Youth (CPY) in addition to donating all kinds of toys, balls, legos, art supplies, and learning games for their after school program for at risk youth.
Susan Clark ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in Carmel-by-the-Sea at the Post Office.
The Salvation Army is one of my favorite charities so I was there to ring that bell! People were so generous and gracious.
As a realtor my gratitude list always has to include my clients – past clients who I have represented over the years and current clients who I am now representing either by selling their home or helping them find their dream home on the Monterey Peninsula. December 12th I had a Pie-Give-Away party to say THANK YOU for some of my local clients and gifted each one with a Sweet Elena’s pie. All had smiles on their faces as they left with their beautiful and delicious pie!
The only thing left to say is Happy New Year 2016!
May you have a New Year filled with love, health, prosperity, and joy!
As a realtor at Alain Pinel -Carmel I am blessed to work with many wonderful and fabulous clients to represent them in either finding a home in #Carmel, #Pebble Beach, #Pacific Grove, #Monterey or the surrounding area or in selling their home. My gratitude list always has to include these clients for they are an important part of my life. In order to say THANK YOU for their business on December 12th I had a Pie-Give-Away party for some of my clients who live here locally or have second homes here. Each one brought home a Sweet Elena’s pie as a gift from me to enjoy with their family. We all had such a good time at the party enjoying refreshments and libations! Each of my clients had a story to tell the others about our adventures of “house hunting” or selling their homes and there were so many nice things said about me I am sure I was blushing. As we said good-bye, all had smiles on their faces as they left with their beautiful and delicious pie! Thanks again to all my amazing clients!
What a great way to start a morning! This Thursday morning was “Realtor Day” and as an Alain Pinel Realtors’ volunteer, I took my place in front of the Carmel-by-the-Sea Post Office and rang the bell for donations for the Salvation Army. People were so nice and so generous I decided this was something I would like to do every year. Holiday time is a time to have gratitude for all the blessings we have and to be generous to others who are in need. The Salvation Army helps those in need year round. Many people stopped to chat. Some told me they used to ring the bell themselves and one woman told me how the Salvation Army had helped her when she was in need as she stuffed my kettle with bills.
Good morning!, Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Thank you! kept flying out of my mouth. By the end of the two hours I was on a “holiday high”! See you next year at this time . . . I’ll be ringing my bell!
The Salvation Army has been working together with the Monterey Peninsula community for over 130 years. Through their various programs they provide services to the homeless, low-income families, and youth of all ages and run a holiday assistance program each Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Salvation Army currently has representation in 124 different countries worldwide, in addition to nearly 8,000 centers of operation across the United States.