My daily affirmation--updated in 2018 and 2019

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

I am happy

I am healthy

I am kind

For many years I have said and felt that affirmation that I say to myself every day. Some of you might remember it (I was blown away when Roy Kelley repeated it to me a year or so after I had first written about it.)

At some point during 2018 I realized something was missing. After a few weeks it hit me: I needed to add:

I am productive

The word productive is broad enough to cover days when I'm not "working," that is, not meeting with clients, or calling them, or straightening out files.  Productive can be writing up that grocery list and walking to Whole Foods or Trader Joe's to purchase ingredients for dinner. Productive can be walking down to my garden plot at Fort Mason Community Gardens to do some weeding, pick lemons and herbs and cut some flowers for the house.

Productive is fitting even when I'm on vacation. It can mean not twiddling my thumbs and spending too much time on social media and then rushing to get ready for the day's activities or getting to bed later than I had intended.

About a month ago, I felt the need to add one additional clause to my daily affirmation:

I am grateful

For each day, for the sunshine, the rain, the muddy trails, the health to enjoy it all. When I'm volunteering serving breakfast at Glide to my neighbors in the Tenderloin. For the family and friends that enrich life. For my business that keeps moving right along. No more explanation needed.

Do you have an affirmation that centers you, energizes you, and lifts your spirits?

Susan "catches" the sun, Baker Beach, SF

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Re-Blogged 2 times:

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  1. Roy Kelley 12/29/2019 12:00 PM
  2. Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 02/28/2020 09:29 AM
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Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Nina Hollander and Wayne Martin - wishing you wonderful things,  whether or not affirmations are part of them.  Here's to 2020!

Dec 30, 2019 09:50 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
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Happy Monday, Roy Kelley - thank you all you do here on Active Rain and for being you!

 

Dec 30, 2019 09:53 AM #28
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Lottie Kendall
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS - I LOVE that being joyous is one of your affirmations. I can certainly see that in you. All the best for a joyous 2020!

Dec 30, 2019 09:54 AM #29
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Brian England and Michael Jacobs -- wishing you both all good things in the coming year.

Dec 30, 2019 09:55 AM #30
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Lottie Kendall
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Happy Monday, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JDWill Hamm and Grant Schneider - saying my affirmations in the morning jump starts the day and centers my mind. It works for me.

Dec 30, 2019 09:58 AM #31
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Lottie Kendall - Just the thought of  pacing "across the porch outside my cottage," sounds so idylilic! Also, the expression you used to finish up your retreat "ending with grateful wraps" sounds so comforting knowing you succeeded in doing what you set out to do. Living your life purpose is so important. I like how you decided to end 2019 on a positive note. Now, you're ready for 2020! May you always be happy, healthy, and feel at home no matter where you go while you continue to help others to achieve their own home goals. Lottie, you are incredible! 

Dec 30, 2019 10:00 AM #32
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Joan Cox and Ron and Alexandra Seigel - being aware and appreciative is wonderful. Wishing you all a great year to come, full of positive thoughts.

Dec 30, 2019 10:00 AM #33
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, George Souto - being productive extends beyond work, and that's how I view it. At the moment, for example, being productive means finishing tasks so I can lace up my hiking boots and hit the muddy trails at Point Reyes before returning home.

Dec 30, 2019 10:03 AM #34
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Carol Williams and Bob Crane - I think 2020 will be a great year for many of us. 

Dec 30, 2019 10:04 AM #35
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Rick Frissell - nice to meet another community gardener here. Our garden is organic, so birds, bees, butterflies abound. It's a joyful place, with a good sense of community. 

I'm glad you found this post of mine interesting.

Dec 30, 2019 10:06 AM #36
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Lottie Kendall
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Well, I don't think of myself as "incredible" but it makes me smile to read your words. You're pretty incredible yourself, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

 

Dec 30, 2019 10:08 AM #37
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Lottie Kendall - You make so many people happy. Vicariously, so many of us live through your adventures whether it's hiking, exotic trips to other countries, or a quiet retreat. I think I can speak for everyone, we want you to be healthy and happy. You are the epitome of a good hearted woman who deserves it ALL! I just have a feeling business with Rachael is going to soar and you'll have more time to do all the things still on your bucket list. 

With sincerity, I wish you all the very best! 

Jan 01, 2020 11:35 AM #38
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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I think you have a wonderful daily affirmation, and it's worth repeating.  Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2020 01:52 PM #39
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Oh my gosh, I love all of your affirmations, Lottie and especially the addition of the two 'new' ones to complete the circle. Gratitude is something that we can all share more of - in my mind, that's what makes the world go-round! 

Happy New Year, Lottie! I think your 2020 is going to be simply magical!

Jan 03, 2020 10:46 PM #40
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Lottie Kendall
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I'm looking forward to this year and the changes it will bring, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  both professionally and personally. I suspect your year will also bring good changes to you. These things happen because we want them to occur, and then subconsciously take the steps to bring them about.

Jan 04, 2020 01:19 PM #41
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 and Debe Maxwell, CRS - when I say my affirmation, I can feel energy coursing through me, and focusing on being kind and feeling grateful helps me throughout the day. Here's wishing all good things for you both in 2020.

Jan 04, 2020 01:21 PM #42
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thank you for re-blogging this post. I enjoyed our telephone conversation a lot this morning--I always learn something from you in your blog posts, and now via telephone too. You beat me to the punch here on Active Rain!

Feb 28, 2020 10:27 AM #69
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Kat Palmiotti
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I did not see this when you first wrote it, but came over after Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP shared it. I love your affirmations. I've never used any, but just might start! I hope your day is wonderful, you happy, healthy, kind, productive and grateful person! :-)

Mar 02, 2020 06:14 AM #70
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Kat Palmiotti - Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  was kind to unearth this post. I finish my morning yoga, or use my drive time when heading to the Peninsula or Silicon Valley, reflecting on my affirmations; they enhance my state of mind and act as a lodestar. Happy Monday to you.

Mar 02, 2020 07:04 AM #71
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Lottie Kendall - I just realized you commented on February 28th and mentioned me again today. First of all, you're welcome.

I am glad that Kat Palmiotti  came over and that you inspired her. Lottie, since I know you love hiking and traveling, perhaps you'll think about hiking at Glacier National Park in Montana. Kat knows this area because she is passionate about the land and loves hiking too. Plus, she is a stickler for safety and carries bear stray!

There are so many good qualities about both of you and that's what makes you both unique and special. You're true professionals when it comes to business and you walk the extra miles for pleasure, inspiration, and out of curiosity. 

Lottie, I am thankful for the card and magnet you sent me, our conversations by phone, and most of all, because I feel connected to a kindred spirit who is genuinely interesting and good for my soul. Kat is like this too. 

Mar 02, 2020 07:16 AM #72
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