Delray Beach- Rain,Civility, and Sun.

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Delray Beach- Rain,Civility, and Sun.


The rains that we had this week were less than last week so perhaps we’ve settled into our usual summer afternoon thunderboomers.


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In the mornings, the ocean was like glass, which was just right for the paddle boarders, but not so much for the kite boarders.



Civility costs nothing, and buys everything.

Mary Wortley Montagu


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Civility is not about dousing strongly held views. It's about making sure that people are willing to respect other perspectives. Jim Leach




Just my opinion- when you raise your voice at someone, unless it’s to remove them from harm’s way, your message is lost.


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While the scars of the monstrous Civil War still remain, the wounds have closed since 1865, in large part, because of the civility of Grant and Lee. Douglas Brinkley


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Be civil to all; serviceable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.  Benjamin Franklin


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            One good thing about the rain-this orchid bloomed for the first time in years!




After our ages-long journey from savagery to civility, let's hope we haven't bought a round-trip ticket.Cullen Hightower


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Have a weekend full of fun and civility!




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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

There is a lot to be said for being civil. It doesn't cost anything!

Jun 17, 2017 04:49 AM #2
Linda Blumenthal
Corcoran - Sales Agent - 631-466-4087 - Westhampton Beach, NY
CBR - Certified Buyers Representative

Hi Kathy.  Where did you find your frame borders for your photos?  

Jun 17, 2017 05:13 AM #3
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kathy, That was one of my early lessons from Annapolis.  Yelling isn't leadership.  It loses its effectiveness very quickly.  Best used in very small doses and not often, otherwise it just becomes a constant noise that is ignored.

Jun 17, 2017 05:35 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kathy. I agree that civility is important and matters a lot.

Jun 17, 2017 06:00 AM #5
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Roanoke, VA
Retired and loving life

So true. If someone yells at me the message is lost and NOW if that happens I am GONE.

Jun 17, 2017 06:13 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Just got off the beach in Jupiter and it was smooth and 90% humdity from the heavy rains that came in last night. All in all I prefer the sun and so did a lot of dogs and humans this morning.

Jun 17, 2017 06:14 AM #7
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Kathy. Thunder does not grow flowers! The rain does. Enjoy your day! 

Jun 17, 2017 06:14 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Kathy -- each and every quote rings true.  Some rough times on the beach this morning?   

Jun 17, 2017 06:29 AM #9
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kathy Streib ,

Love the photos and all the quotes are so very true especially your opinion about raising your voice..the message is lost.

Jun 17, 2017 06:47 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James Dray very true, and you probably saw that in your previous work life.

Kat Palmiotti and it lets us get our message across!

Hi Linda Blumenthal I use Ribbet- the mirror image, drop image and play around with them. Let me know if you need some help.


Jun 17, 2017 06:51 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing


Once again, you have me thinking about this, and I love your focus and quotes. 

Vitriol comes in all forms even while being civil some are skilled in spreading poison while smiling under the guise of complimenting.  I recall someone telling a friend, "you look good, those extra pounds you gained agree with you!"  I think that if you are civil with yourself, you are civil with others.  

Jun 17, 2017 06:53 AM #12
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the quotes and the photos. Thank you for sharing 

Jun 17, 2017 07:27 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Liz and Bill Spear  if you think about it, it's usually the 2nd in command doing it if yelling is to be done. It's a good set up. It gets your attention then the commander is set up for everyone to listen.

Sheila Anderson it seems to have left the room.


Jun 17, 2017 08:10 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Lee it's something we learn as we get older.

Joe Pryor love the heat but could do without the humidity.

Wayne Martin so true. I like listening to the thunder (as long as I'm inside.)

Michael Jacobs not the beach!  That's where I go for some peace. It's further east and north.

Jun 17, 2017 08:13 AM #15
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I actually enjoy when it rains here, unless it is just for long enough to mess up my outdoor plans, haha.

Jun 17, 2017 08:14 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie Dillard Sometimes we feel like we have to raise our voice to get our message heard.  I have to take a deep breath and count to more than 10.

I totally agree Ron and Alexandra Seigel When you like yourself and who you are, you don't have a need to fault others or put them down. You are more willing to accept and learn from differences.

Jun 17, 2017 08:17 AM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Gita Bantwal thank you. Hope all is well with you.

Same here Brian England It poured when I was in the dentist's chair yesterday and it was fun watching it but glad it stopped by the time I left.

Jun 17, 2017 08:19 AM #18
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Ahhhhh civility and tranquility....sounds like a wonderful recipe to me !

Jun 17, 2017 08:29 AM #19
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Sheila - Those are important themes after some uncivil things lately.

Jun 17, 2017 08:42 AM #20
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's a gorgeous collection of pictures, Kathy!  I hope you are having a great weekend!

Jun 18, 2017 01:17 AM #21
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