Positive Thinking Day is September 13…

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Positive Thinking Day is September 13…


This is a day I celebrate each day. It is a choice that I make. Some days are harder than others, and some situations require a lot more to keep me focused on the positive but I do. 


Most of the members here tend to have a positive attitude. But we all know a i canhandful that just can’t make that leap to being a positive person. As a good friend said I can’t get out of my own way. 


Here are some ways to help take you along the road to being positive….


1. Follow Ron and Alexandra Seigel post and learn how to be in the present. It sounds simple but I can assure you it takes some effort. However, if you do, you’ll learn to appreciate more of what you have in life. 


2. Play Pollyanna. If you’re of a certain age, you may remember the movie Pollyanna starring Hayley Mills. Pollyanna tried to find the good in every person and situation. 

It does work! I have been lovingly laughed at because I do try to find one positive thing in almost every person I’ve met no matter how awful they are. (the flip side is that I can be your worst enemy if you do harm to my friends or family.)


3. Be Selective. Divest yourself of people who make you feel like you want to dig a hole and climb into it every time you see them.  This is a lot easier the older you get. Instead, be around people who are upbeat.


4. Work on your health. Nothing brings you down more than when you aren’t feeling well. Our daily walks, for example, is how we jumpstart our day. We are out in nature which is a show itself and among others who are positive about what they’re doing. 

Not sure where to start?  Read Barbara Todaro ’s blog and Kevin J. May  Think Thin Thursday posts. 


5. Get social. And not on social media. Get out and be with other people...play tennis, join a book club, join a gym. 


6. Give to others. Nothing makes us forget what’s going on in our own lives more than giving to others. Whether it’s volunteering at a local charity or offering to help a friend with a task, this will blast the Positive door wide open. 


positibve words7. Rethink what you say. When you are asked how you are, why not respond with something more positive than how your back is aching or what a terrible day you’ve had. 

You’re only perpetuating your negative feeling and dragging someone else down with you. 

For my September 11 post, I purposely chose the title Always Remember rather than  Never Forget. 

For me, the former had a more positive tone to it. 


8. Make a daily habit of doing or saying something nice to people you know and meet. You’d be surprised at how uplifting it is for you and others when you share your smile with them. 


9. Be kinder to yourself. Allow yourself to be human. Treat yourself to the trip or new outfit you’ve wanted. We are worth it. 


10. In a situation that is about to turn negative, ask yourself what’s the worse thing that could happen if it did. Often I’ve found that what could happen isn’t as bad as I feared. 


There’s a lot of anger around and I’m not going to take the easy way out and blame some politician or talking head I don’t even know. They don’t control me.


I choose to be positive. Care to join me? 



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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ahhh Grant Schneider good ones to work on!  I'm constantly working on #1. 

Hi Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE #5 is tough but so important. And I have to watch #5 as well. 

Candice A. Donofrio appreciate the feature in the group. Good point about Dorothy and those beautiful red shoes! We have the power. 

Sep 13, 2019 06:46 PM #33
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carol Williams I like to think that way as well!!!! Life is so much better when you do. 

Myrl Jeffcoat there you go!!! Your swimming is that exercise you need and what we all need. And, thank you for the feature in your group. 

Sep 13, 2019 06:49 PM #34
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I always try to look on the bright side of life. Negative energy is a vampire.

Sep 13, 2019 06:56 PM #35
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR thank you so much. When you try to see the positive it makes your heart open up inside. Negativity just closes you up. 


Sep 13, 2019 06:58 PM #36
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

Always wake up with a positive attitude, if I did it with a negative one, the whole day would be a negative day.  

Sep 14, 2019 01:24 AM #37
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes I choose to join you in the road to positivity!

Sep 14, 2019 04:55 AM #38
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
Golf Community Real Estate Specialist

Good morning Kathy, a great way to view every day. The glass is definitely half full. 

Sep 14, 2019 06:14 AM #39
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Wearing glasses for 40 years has taught me that if my lenses are not clean the return on my vision will be cloudy which affects what I am seeing. Make sure the vision system is without taint then trust and appreciate what is sighted

Sep 14, 2019 06:52 AM #40
Gordon Crawford
Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team - Morristown, NJ
Your Morris County Specialist!

Kathy, I’m on the same page with you.  Can you imagine what a wonderful world it would be if more people joined us

Sep 14, 2019 07:06 AM #41
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

After the day I had yesterday, Kathy Streib ... I'm thinking it would have taken a whole lot of positive thinking to salvage it.   Because it was the 13th?  Not sure, but the entire day was just "off" in every measure.  I think I might have needed to borrow Richie Alan Naggar's positive glasses for the day ...


Sep 14, 2019 11:52 AM #42
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

#3 is interesting because some people always have something to b.... about. It's not necessarily a big deal but it's way too easy to fall into their trap.  Such as, "the pool is very cold/not cold enough/too warm today". Versus maybe "I feel so good after a refreshing swim."

Sep 14, 2019 12:15 PM #43
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

All great bullet points. #6 makes a big difference - giving to others or volunteering. Like you said, the Positive door swings wide open when you think of others instead of yourself. I've also found that music and being outside is a great mood booster. 

Sep 14, 2019 02:34 PM #44
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I can feel the positive energy flowing from this blog post and I must thank you, Kathy Streib 

Sep 14, 2019 06:15 PM #45
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kathy,  Thanks so much for this positive blog post.  So many great suggestions.  I felt better already, just by reading it.

Sep 14, 2019 09:39 PM #46
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Well, you know this Pollyanna loves this post, Kathy! Seriously, the world would be a better place if more folks subscribe to this mindset.

Sep 14, 2019 10:21 PM #47
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Great points, illustrations and post to remind us to be grateful and understanding and to be happy every day. 

Sep 15, 2019 12:15 AM #48
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Kathy,  yes, yes and yes!

Sep 15, 2019 08:36 AM #49
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Being positive is the only way!

It is a choice that I make. Some days are harder than others, and some situations require a lot more to keep me focused on the positive but I do. Most of the members here tend to have a positive attitude. But we all know a handful that just can’t make that leap to being a positive person.

Sep 15, 2019 09:02 AM #50
Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

Hi Kathy Streib!

Awesome post and one I try to live by daily, albeit often a struggle.  Your #3 speaks to me loud and clear and I have started that process.  Remove or distance those people in your life that are negative and a "drain" on your soul.


Sep 15, 2019 09:22 AM #51
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Congrats on the well deserved feature! What a difference it would make in our world if everyone followed your advice!

Sep 20, 2019 05:48 AM #52
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