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Monday Motivation: Love, Good Vibes, & Strength: What Are You Giving This Holiday Season?

Monday Motivation: Love, Good Vibes, & Strength: What Are You Giving This Holiday Season?

Monday Motivation, 12.17.18

Written by: Whitney Contaoi

As we parade through this season of giving, we are all so quick to equate GIVING with THINGS that cost us money. We quickly forget about the things that are the most meaningful to those that we love;

Giving your time, your full attention, a listening ear,

a shoulder to cry on, hugs, a smile to a stranger and respect.

None of these things require money and can make a huge impact on the person in which these gifts are given.

The best gifts that I’ve been given in my life are from my son. J.J. has given me his infamous snuggles, cheek kisses, big strong hugs, Mommy/Son time and his great big smile! He also tells me that he loves me and wishes me “the best day ever” as he heads off to school or when I leave for work. No matter what kind of day that I’m having, these small (HUGE TO ME) acts of kindness, always make it a million times better!

These are things that I’ve made sure to do for him consistently and it has clearly made a huge impact on my little boy. We speak frequently on the importance of being a good person, a good listener and a good friend. We discuss and act on the fact that treating others with respect and kindness will not only make someone else’s day better but will make our days better as well.

Today, while we are all hustling and bustling to find the perfect gift for the season, let’s not forget the gifts in life that are free. Make someone feel special. Make someone feel loved. Make someone feel respected. Make someone feel important and they’ll never forget the way you made them feel. You never know what someone else may be going through. Your simple, free, yet all-so important gift may be just the thing they need to get through the day.

Be a giver!

Be a giver of love, time, good vibes, respect, and strength!


Whitney Contaoi, a Realtor with The Rogers-Long Team since 2018, is from Orange County, VA. Growing up playing competitive softball, Whitney knew she’d be able to apply her competitive edge towards anything having to do with sales. After successful careers in both car sales & jewelry sales, Whitney made the decision to become a stay-at-home mom for 6 years to spend more time with her son, JJ. Towards the end of 2017, Whitney was ready to get back in the game and wanted to do something for herself that would also benefit her family. The RLT welcomed Whitney with open arms in April of 2018 due to her strong combination of compassion, patience, persistence, and competitiveness.



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