Me and My Attitude!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Grants Pass, OR 199909023

Me and My Attitude!Me and My Attitude!  There's something really cool about hanging out with your attitude... especially when your attitude is your best buddy.  Me and my attitude are pals.  We go everywhere together.  Sometimes we're up and sometimes we're down, but we always know we can rely on one another for support.

For the most part, we're pretty upbeat and enjoy one another's company.  When either of us get out of line, one gives the other a good swift kick in the butt.  And when we're on top of our game, we high five each other and celebrate over a double fudge chocolate cheesecake and a hot mocha (which makes us both happy).

Sometimes, my attitude needs a little adjustment.  When that happens, we're usually reminded that a smile and a soft spoken word can really make a difference.  Change your attitude and you change your circumstance... that's what we like to think.  Fortunately, me and my attitude agree on most things.  

There's no love-hate relationship between us.  Me and my attitude play nicely in the sandbox of life together.  We're truly the best of friends, committed colleagues, bosom buddies and kindred spirits.  Here's to kickin it with me and my attitude... may the sun rise up to greet us and the wind be upon our backs! 

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" ~ Winston Churchill

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Melinda Peterson


Melinda Peterson ~ Oregon Principal Broker


Real Estate Cafe LLC


Serving Central & Southern Oregon

Inspired by her love for lattes and real estate, Mel writes from the heart with the goal of creating relationships of land and life, with a latte laughter =)





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Comments (22)

Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Melinda ~ I have to say that you certainly have the right attitude!  And sometimes keeping the attitude in check can be difficult.

Jun 13, 2011 11:57 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Melinda-I have a book entitled your attitude determines your altitude and I would say that is so true. Attitude is everything. Have a great evening.

Jun 13, 2011 11:59 AM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Sybil Melinda, may we look forward to learning the other players in your entourage? 

Jun 13, 2011 12:11 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS

It sure can Victor and maintaining a good attitude can be a challenge!

Ha!  Thanks Don... this gal can be a little nutty too =)

Dawn ~ Sometimes, an attitude check is in order!

I've heard of it Sharon... and think I would enjoy reading it!

Brian ~ To know me is to love me ;)

Jun 13, 2011 12:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Melinda- attitude plays such an important role in how we views things and how we are viewed.  If you take it with you, make sure it's in a good mood.

Jun 13, 2011 01:09 PM
Donna Quinlan
Keller Williams Realty - Newburyport, MA
Keller Williams Realtor & Career Consultant

Attitude - I have been told that if we smile even if we do not feel like it, our mood will improve. I have tried it and it works. It is hard to have a bad attitude with a smile on your face. :)

Jun 13, 2011 01:18 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Great post! I am close friends with my attitude too. Although lately she could use some adjusting...

Jun 13, 2011 01:21 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I knew I loved you, KS.  This was a really good insight, and I really like the understanding that it brings.  You are both welcome to come and visit anytime ;)

Jun 13, 2011 01:54 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Alttitude is Altitude - how high do you want to go!  Fun post Melinda!

Jun 13, 2011 02:12 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Oh Melinda, Here I am trying to have a be mad at someone day and look what you did.  You made me go all soft.

Jun 13, 2011 03:34 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS

Kathy ~ Give me chocolate... and my attitude will exude happiness!

Donna ~ My motto... smile every day and there are no bad days!

Andrea ~ Give her a good swift kick in the butt and she'll be your friend for life!

KS ~ Me and my attitude will be on a plane September 29!

Thanks Anna Banana... the sky is the limit!

So true Don... a love and a passion for what we do brings a smile to my attitude!

Tammy ~ Your attitude just called and said she has repented ;)  Be happy my friend!

Jun 13, 2011 03:47 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Melinda--Just love your "A", girl!!! What a sweet, upbeat post. I like your bouncy way of describing your love relationship with you and, well, YOU.  Great and winning combo!

fun pic, too.

Jun 13, 2011 05:20 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Melinda - you know what they say, "Attitude is everything!" I subscribe to the philosophy that it's not what life hands you, it's how you respond to it. We can live in the problem or get into the solution - I try to get into the solution as quick as possible, but sometime have a little pity party for myself every now and then - lol!

Jun 14, 2011 02:36 AM
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale - San Antonio, TX
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country

Hi Melinda ....   Great Post !!!   and the comments are right on .....

The right attitude....makes life Great !!! 

Hey look who's here ^ ......


Jun 14, 2011 03:09 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS

Gayle Girl ~ Sometimes I feel like T-I-G-G-E-R... with all my bouncyness!

Kristine (KS) ~ Sounds like we've both had a few 'at bats' in our lives... sometimes it's a base hit, sometimes it's a homer out of the park.  But, we never throw in the towel =)

Robert ~ A fellow kindred spirit I hear... glad you stopped by.  Hope to see more of you!

Jun 14, 2011 05:28 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Attitude is everything.  And you definitely have a handle on yours.  It's not often I'm down, but when I am, like you, I'm able to get my attitude back on track.

Jun 14, 2011 09:12 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Melinda, you nailed it with this one! I was going to hit suggest but it's gray, so I'm assuming it's been featured. It's a wonderful post with great thoughts and beliefs. I love the photo too!

You're a lady with a GREAT attitude who anyone would enjoy doing business with.

I am wishing you all the best today and always!


Jun 14, 2011 07:58 PM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Attitude, of course, determines altitude.



Or was that amplitude?

Jun 15, 2011 07:13 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS

Chris Ann ~ resiliency and flexibility are key components to keeping our attitude in check :)

Patricia ~ As always my dear, you lift my spirit and put a smile on my face ;)

Jim ~ Ahhh, I like that word... Amplitude!

Jun 23, 2011 06:15 AM
Thom Abbott |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

So that's the problem....I have not rewared my attitude with cheesecake.....

Aug 09, 2011 02:06 AM