ACTIVERAIN CONTEST: Defining Gratitude and GOALS

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825
https://activerain.com/droplet/4r9H

 

 

November …. In the Fall Season, leaves change colors, Halloween just passed, a bit of cooler weather after a long heat wave so we put on that sweater in chilly evenings. One may also think of the Thanksgiving Feast and a Day of Gratitude.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN KELAN!!Regardless if we celebrate the upcoming holidays or not…. I know that 2014 will be coming to an end and I need to start planning for the year 2015!   I can safely presume that the one way to achieve this is…..POSITIVE THINKING.  I am grateful for what I DO have….and try not to focus constantly on everything I do not have.

 

Negative Thinking will only get me negative results.  Focusing on what I don’t have or not enough of will keep me stuck in that mode. If I choose to use the negatives as a positive then I can focus on what I need to do to MAKE things happen. 

 

POSITIVE =  GRATITUDE  /   GRATITUDE + A PLAN = GOAL  Sounds simple right?  Think about it……..If I have a positive attitude about about things I have (qualities) have it equals gratitude for things I DO have.  If I create a plan out of  something that I am grateful for then it equals a goal.  With a goal….ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!

 

Gratitude MEANS? 

How can I use gratitude to plan for success in 2015?

 

1)  Write about the following 2 topics (in 1 post).

            DEFINE GRATITUDE  a)  DEFINE GRATITUDE-  Pick an instance or a series of events that Defined  Gratitude for you.         (example in “Sally’s Story”)

             b)  How will I use GRATITUDE to Benefit Work and/or Personal Life?  After writing about     Defined Gratitude and think about how you can use these events for future planning…GOAL or GOALS if you will.  Business Plans, Personal Plans….we all need goals to accomplish something and GRATITUDE can be the base of your plans.

2)   Contest starts November 01, 2014 and ends November 30th –Midnight ActiveRain time.  (12 midnight PST means 3am EST and of course 9pm in Hawaii!)

3)   NO copied quotes, poems or any plagiarized (stolen, borrowed or bought) material allowed. All submissions have to be your own content.

4)    Your entry posts must have at least one picture, slideshow or a video for visual appearance. They have to be YOUR OWN visuals to enhance your post. 

5)    ENTER YOUR ENTRY LINKS in the comment section of this post.

 

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Thanks to Kerrie La Guardia for supporting this contest and approving the award of points.  

 

2500 points for FIRST Place 

2000 points for SECOND Place

1500 points for THIRD Place

 

>>>>>>>>>All other entries will receive 1000 points   IF the RULES are Followed  (i.e. you cannot get additional points if you slapped a post in the contest and it does not even relate to the TOPICS.

 

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Claude Labbe
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and..now having read the entries I'd not seen before, I'm just about purring here on my chair.

Nov 30, 2014 08:34 AM #151
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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Good evening Celeste.  Thank you for the contest.  My entry. Mark

Nov 30, 2014 09:51 AM #152
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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Gloria Todor
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& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Thank you Sally for hosting this challenge.  It made me think of fond things.
Here is my offering Gratitude For My Father's Love Of Nature

All the best.

Gloria

Nov 30, 2014 10:31 AM #154
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Hi Sally!

Sorry I waited unti the last minute....as usual!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4249452/the-world-is-a-circle?show_share=1

Nov 30, 2014 10:38 AM #155
Rainmaker
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
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Nov 30, 2014 11:27 AM #156
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Sally:

Thanks for the contest.  I kept putting my post off because I had no inspiration.  It finally came to me and here is my post:

 

http://actvra.in/4rKw

Nov 30, 2014 11:58 AM #157
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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Nov 30, 2014 12:48 PM #158
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Hi, Sally!  Loved this challenge.  Sorry for getting min in at the last second.  Here is the link:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4548231/a-lesson-in-gratitude-from-an-amazing-man?show_share=1

 

Nov 30, 2014 01:11 PM #159
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Wow - Sally - you got a lot of responses to this wonderful contest! Thanks for thinking of it! 

Here is my entry

Nov 30, 2014 01:11 PM #160
Rainmaker
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Eagle Ridge Realty
Eagle Ridge Realty - Gilroy, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4548288/eagle-ridge-realty-extends-its-gratitude-to-all-our-clients  

Here is my entry.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Nov 30, 2014 01:40 PM #161
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Hi Sally, it took me a while with this one, trying to determine just what you were looking for and how to phrase it, hopefully this is it.

thanks, bob

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4548303/gratitude-the-basis-for-my-goals?show_share=1

Nov 30, 2014 02:39 PM #162
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Tonya Jones
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Lithonia, GA
REALTOR®

Hi Sally, this was a very thought-provoking contest.  Here is my entry:

Expressing Gratitude for Right Now

 

Nov 30, 2014 03:21 PM #163
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Sally,

Just under the wire! Here you go!

Gratitude - Embrace the Opportunity

Nov 30, 2014 03:38 PM #164
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman - mine is little different...thanks for the contest.

Gratitude, Technology and Goals for 2015

Nov 30, 2014 03:41 PM #165
Rainer
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Sally Crane
WMS - Unity, WI
Woodland appraisal support.

Hi Sally, Bob suggested that my little poem may fit in with your contest, I hope that it fits in with the requirements.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4548329/i-feel-gratitude-is-having-a-great-attitude

Nov 30, 2014 03:55 PM #166
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John Meussner
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Cut it close here!  Here's mine : http://activerain.com/blogsview/4548322/gratitude---how-it-shapes-my-business?show_share=1

Nov 30, 2014 03:59 PM #167
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John Meussner
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Let's try again with a link - here it is

Nov 30, 2014 04:00 PM #168
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

I am VERY GRATEFUL to have sponsored this contest!  It has been a long week for me and my daughter's family as she had an emergency C-Section two weeks before her scheduled time 8 days ago.  I owe the Judges of this contest BIG TIME and though I love ActiveRain .....in this case....my FAMILY came FIRST.  We will get the results out momentarily.....thanks for being patient!

Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM #169
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Randy Mitchelson,APR
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman  - hope your daughter and her babyare ok

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