ACTIVERAIN CONTEST: Defining Gratitude and GOALS

Reblogger Jeff Dowler, CRS
Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

Tis the time for giving thanks for all that we have, and celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow in a variety of ways, perhaps with family and friends.


You also have a wonderful opportunity to share your thoughts on what you are grateful for, in your personal life, or in your business, and what gratitude means to you, plus share how your gratitude will be making a difference in your personal life or business planning.


Check out the ACTIVERAIN CONTEST below. You have until 12 MIDNIGHT PST November 30 (that's 9 PM in Hawaii and 3 AM December 1 on the East Coast.


Be sure to read and follow all the rules! Have fun.




Original content by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman RS-#62825



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.




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.






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.


 © 2007-2014 Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman's

Hawaii Real Estate and Relocation Blog.

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Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

Very true, I saw a post/quote somewhere today where someone said  "be grateful for all that you have because the items you are complaining about are other peoples dreams"  really hit home and made me think twice.  Happy Thanksgiving!! 

Nov 26, 2014 01:28 AM #1
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Thanks for the reminder, Jeff.  Planned on getting this done at the beginning of the month, time to get started on it!

Nov 26, 2014 02:28 AM #2
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I didn't procrastinate on that one.  Got it in earlier this month.

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2014 06:39 AM #3
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Jeff, there's lots to be thankful for this year.

Nov 26, 2014 12:12 PM #4
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Endre

Nov 27, 2014 05:14 AM #5
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Jeff, I appreciate the reminder since I only have one more day. Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Nov 28, 2014 10:51 PM #6
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Those are some cute Babies, are they your's? I did my entry on the Gratitude Contest, but thanks for the reminder!

Nov 30, 2014 10:43 AM #7
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