Keeping your positive foot forward....

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)

Summer-summer sings a siren song at this time of year.  

In the middle of summer, swimming and kayaking and sailing, it's impossible to believe that the earth will soon freeze and snow appear.  In the middle of winter, I simply do not believe that it will ever be possible to jump in the ocean by choice, ever again.   What is that about...this inability to imagine "other"? 

A good idea to remember that unhappy things do not go on forever, and neither do happy events.    We can hold positive things in our minds and hearts, though, and that will carry us through.   Wise writers, philosophers, psychologists have all reminded us that if we smile, even when we don't want to, that our mood will elevate.

In real estate, a market like any other, full of ups and downs, with nothing static, it's good to remember to remain positive, and to look for the summer-summer moment in the midst of any downturn.   What did Thales, that savvy Ancient Greek have to say?  One never steps into the same river water twice.   

Onward!

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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for your positive message. 

Have an outstanding March.

Mar 04, 2020 04:46 PM #2
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Roy Kelley
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I was going to reblog your post but that option was not available.

Mar 04, 2020 04:48 PM #3
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Hi Li-Love your positive words. Things...good and bad...never last forever. We need to remember and relish the good times and understand that the bad times take us one step closer to the good times. 

Mar 04, 2020 06:15 PM #4
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Li Read - This is lovely. Your post reads like a verse out of the Good Book. I could even feel the positive energy while reading what you wrote.

Thank you. 

Mar 06, 2020 05:00 PM #5
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Li Read
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Thank you to everyone, for your comments.   Greatly appreciated.

Mar 07, 2020 11:26 AM #6
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Li, this is a very optimistic post, and very true too. Nothing lasts forever, and you're right, just smiling can elevate our overall mood. Here's to a Sunday filled with plenty of smiles and laughter. D 

Mar 08, 2020 08:22 AM #8
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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What a great breath of fresh air!!  Thank you very much for your thoughts!!

Mar 08, 2020 10:31 AM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Li,

What a beautiful post, and you last sentence was perfect. "What did Thales, that savvy Ancient Greek have to say?  One never steps into the same river water twice.    

Onward!"  A

Mar 08, 2020 11:28 AM #10
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Li Read - that is very wise advice.  Or as my friend has said many times   This too shall pass.

Mar 08, 2020 12:11 PM #11
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Beth and Richard Witt
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Good one and thanks to Kathy Streib I didn't miss it... Happy Day

Mar 08, 2020 12:40 PM #12
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Li, a smile does help when you are down, upset, etc. It works for me!

Mar 08, 2020 01:14 PM #13
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Steffy Hristova
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Hi Li, What a great inspiration for the Monday of the week! And I loved your quote: One never steps into the same river twice.

Mar 09, 2020 07:23 AM #14
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Thnk you for the positivity this morning Li, Happy Monday!

Mar 09, 2020 07:32 AM #15
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Li Read
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So so appreciated everyone's comments...thank you!

Mar 09, 2020 11:24 AM #16
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Sharon Tara
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"Hold positive things in our minds and hearts"

Words to live by!

Mar 09, 2020 01:34 PM #17
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I LOVE that saying, One never steps into the same river water twice. Good to remember at all times of the year. Thanks for sharing! 

Mar 10, 2020 03:42 PM #18
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Hi Li:

Thank you for these positive thoughts. I love that quote about never stepping in the same river twice!! Such a good reminder!

Jeff

Mar 12, 2020 12:26 PM #19
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your post is a good reminder for all of us not to dwell on the negatives and to remember they don't last!  

Mar 17, 2020 10:28 AM #20
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Li Read - You are an Irish blessing, even if you are not or you are Irish! I find you to always be a positive force.

In honor of Spring and St. Patrick's Day, always remember, all green things eventually grow. May you be surrounded by green, good luck, positive growth, and love always. 

Mar 17, 2020 11:58 AM #21
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