2010 - Out with the old, In with the New

Real Estate Agent with Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ BR564219000

2010 - Out with the Old, In with the New

I was listening to Matchbox 20 today, having a little quiet time this first day of 2011. 

I’m optimistic for this year – I can’t help it.  Every time I watch the balloon drop I remember my mother’s paraphrase as I was growing up:  Out with the old, in with the new.”.

gifts under the tree with toddler

I spent much of today putting away gifts from under the tree, replacing other items seldom used, outgrown, etc, and filling the local Veteran’s Bags that the Relief Truck will pick up in our neighborhood on Tuesday.  I’m a big proponent of “out with the old, in with the new”.  I watch those shows on hoarding and think how sad it would be to not be able to let go of “stuff”.  I've moved many times, too, and I think that helps me to not collect more than I can keep in my closets and garage shelves.  I notice many of my neighbors cannot park their cars in their garages because of their storage needs.  (Realize, too, that few homes in Tucson vicinity have attics or basements!!)

We all need to let go of “stuff”. 

sleeping on the airplane

Maybe some of us need to let go of 2010.

Matchbox 20 summed it up nicely in their chorus of “Hard Times”:

“So goodbye, these days are gone
And we can't keep holding on
When all we need is some relief
Though these hard times
Through these hard times”


According to the law of attraction,  like attracts like.

toddler under the Christmas tree

Let's be optimistic for 2011 together.

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,


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I am totally optimistic for 2011 Cara. Absolutely love the photos, especially the one of your daughter (?) kissing the ornament. Precious.

Jan 01, 2011 10:57 AM #1
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Jan 01, 2011 11:02 AM #2
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Cara ~  You have great reason to be optimistic with that precious child to keep you on your toes!!!!!

Jan 01, 2011 12:30 PM #3
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Thank you ladies!  That darling little girl is my grand-daughter, and I was blessed to spend Christmas Week with her, her daddy and mommy!  (Also my other two grown sons, and my teen-aged daughter!!)

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