A Weed or A Wish?

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Weed or WishA Weed or A Wish?  Obstacles or Opportunities?  Life is truly about perspective and how we view the world through our tiny lens.

My friends say I was born positive.  Perhaps.  But I've certainly had my share of trials, heartache and disappointment.  Who hasn't. 

Do you suppose we were shaped in the womb with certain DNA pointing us to the brighter side of life?  Or is it something we learn?  Gazillions of dollars are spent on shaping one's tude.


I'm inclined to believe a little of both ;-) 


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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Mel, I am with you. I believe it is both. Yet we always have a choice. In that photo I see beauty. I see life. I see nature. I see God. I see good. I see love. Shall I continue?

Mar 23, 2015 04:34 AM #1
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I think we are born with a certain makeup and our parents or caregivers can mold it and shape it but they have to work with what they get.  I then think that as adults we get to work on ourselves.

Mar 23, 2015 04:57 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Mel- I'm more positive.  it's a choice I make because it's just the way I prefer to look at things.  I can be the other way, but it's not as fun!

Mar 23, 2015 05:02 AM #3
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I am inclined to think you are right Mel. Happy Monday

Mar 23, 2015 06:51 AM #4
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Good Afternoon, Melinda. I am more of the Half-Glass full person. I think positive even in the worst of situations. A positive attitude can be contagious to others, enlightening, and can go a very long ways.  I like your post. Have a great afternoon!

Mar 23, 2015 06:58 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I always enjoy your positive attitude. You brighten my rainy day Melinda (Mel) Peterson 

Mar 23, 2015 07:03 AM #6
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for the reminder Mel, I generally do stay on the positive side of most situations, but it has been a while since I have taken the time to experience the joy of blowing the seeds off of a dandelion.

Mar 23, 2015 08:13 AM #7
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My mom used to get so upset with me when I would see a wish with those in the front yard.  She wanted me to take them into the parking lot across the street and then see a wish. LOL  Thanks for the happy childhood memory you just brought up.

Mar 23, 2015 08:36 AM #8
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

I definitely think that there is both nature and nurture in the evolution of our "tudes" - many of us are a lot of each.  It sure makes life interesting!

Mar 23, 2015 09:02 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I tend to go throuh cycles of a sort....sometimes I'm much more positive than others.  I'm a believer in the power of positive thinking, but sometimes I just get a little sucked in to the negativity that surrounds me.

Mar 23, 2015 09:40 AM #10
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

What you focus on expands.  If you focus on the positive then so goes your "tude".  Start each day with a positive affirmation then move on.  

Mar 23, 2015 11:03 AM #11
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I think our capacity for happiness comes from a combination of DNA and our nurturing during childhood.  I'm glad I was given good genes in that department, and was fortunate to have a delightful childhood.

Mar 23, 2015 01:55 PM #12
Dale Bledsoe
Crown Key Realty - Tracy, CA
Realtor in Tracy, California

I'm one of those people who always see the bright side and rarely have a down day. Being optimistic is something I was born being and am thankful for it. I have learned to be quietly skeptical and not take everything at face value as I once might have. But optimism is a integral part of my being. Born this way.

Mar 24, 2015 02:43 AM #13
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

I'm a big believer Melinda (Mel) Peterson it's a bunch of both! :O) It's shaped a lot by who we were around growing up, but some of it I can't help but think was in our DNA. Not that one can't learn to be positive. As always Mel, I so appreciate your attitude and I identify with it. You have a way about you that always conveys a smile and a wink.

Mar 24, 2015 10:03 AM #14
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I think we are born with the main part of our personalities, and then it's up to us to change things if we're not happy with who we are.  I don't see any other way to explain how two babies can be born to the same parents in the same house and be totally different in personality from the get-go.

Mar 30, 2015 08:00 PM #15
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

You said a lot in a few words. Makes me think - do we see things as stumbling blocks or stepping stones?

Mar 31, 2015 12:57 AM #16
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I believe certain things happen when creation is forming in the womb that can change the outcome, i.e., stress, fetal alcohol syndrome, disease, chemicals, an accident, etc. Because you never know for sure when a woman is carrying a child in their womb, all women should treat themselves respectfully and be treated with respect by others whether they are pregnant or not. 

Apr 21, 2015 10:33 AM #17
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