What are You Happy About Now?

Real Estate Agent with Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes BR564219000

Will Hamm wrote an interesting an motivational blog recently and one of the things he recommended was to "Ask Yourself uplifting questions each morning."

The one that really resonated with me was, "What am I happy about now?"

During the tumultuous year of 2020, focusing on the positive, and remaining so, sometimes took all of my willpower.  I believe I worked harder this year on staying positive than any other time of my professional life.

Some of the actions I took included very quick, socially distant "pop-bys".  Initially I often didn't even talk to folks, just texted them quick to let them know I'd stopped by.  I dropped off cookies by a local bakery with happy messages.  Flowers with little water bags in early Summer (Tucson can get hot) Cookies during the holidays, sent funny videos through Instant Messenger, and wrote hundreds of little note cards.

Why?  Yes, I will admit it.  I needed the positive affirmations that it gave me.  The joy I received from touching base with folks, some extremely lonely, gave back a thousand-fold, and was worth every minute, every mile, every dollar.

What am I happy about now

I was working at my computer early this morning and realized I was sitting here with a smiling face, and thus, this posting was born.

What are YOU doing to stay positive this year and into 2021?

What am I happy about now?  That I'm loving my job, and still working my job, and am thankful for the clients, friendships and connections that I have.

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If I can assist you in your home buying or selling in Marana, Tucson, Oro Valley, or Vail, please don't hesitate to call me!  Email at Cara@SWDeserthomes.com

Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes


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Comments (10)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning and Merry Christmas Cara Marcelle Mancuso thank you for the smile and the positive post!

Dec 23, 2020 08:11 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

You're welcome - Merry Christmas!


Dec 23, 2020 03:32 PM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

What a blessing and an awesome blog.  There is so much to be grateful for, the smallest things are now the big things.  The fact that we made it this far is a testimony in itself.  Wishing you a blessed and safe Merry Christmas.

Dec 23, 2020 08:32 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Thank you Graziella Bruner - Stay warm in Michigan and Merry Christmas

Dec 23, 2020 03:32 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Cara - you made it (happiness) happen by your actions. Just wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


Dec 23, 2020 09:37 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Happy Belated Birthday Lottie Kendall , Hope it was wonderful and your Christmas is too.

Dec 23, 2020 03:32 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Cara I'm so happy you are happy now!  What lovely little ways to show others that you care about them.  I am positive it lifted their spirits more than you realize. I am almost always happy so it's been easier for me than others this year.  Carol Williams and I hosted several AR contest to assist others with staying focused on the positive and that was awesome.

Dec 23, 2020 10:34 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

I think it is great that we all do what we can, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker .  Some of the pictures alone that you share are certainly smile-inducing. 

Dec 23, 2020 03:33 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We do need to constantly think of what we are grateful for - that goes a long way towards feelings of happiness, no matter the external environment!

Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2021 05:20 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Kat Palmiotti  Appreciate your stopping by, Happy 2021 to you!!

Jan 05, 2021 09:31 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Cara Marcelle Mancuso - thank you for the uplifting thoughts and I am seeing many others today.  This will be a good year.

Jan 02, 2021 07:20 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Grant Schneider   I think it will be a great year too.  Last year actually was - happy, healthy - just a challenging one.  Here's to a smoother, great year!!

Jan 05, 2021 09:31 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I love this post, Cara. One of the best things we can do to uplift our own mood is through giving to others. You certainly walked the talk...Happy New Year! 

Jan 02, 2021 07:20 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD   Appreciate the kind words.  My mom always lectured me to think outside of myself...when I remember, gratitude is easy. 😉

Jan 05, 2021 09:32 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I need only look at the lady sitting across the table from me with her coffee cup in hand.  After that it's smooth sailing all the way for the support I get

Jan 02, 2021 07:41 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Ed Silva   That's just lovely.  💚

Jan 05, 2021 09:30 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I believe that we have to fight to be happy. Being happy is an act of positivity

Jan 03, 2021 02:52 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Lise Howe  You must be happy!!

Jan 05, 2021 09:33 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Cara:

I bet everyone appreciated your kindness and thoughts during this challenging year. Wishing you a joyful, prosperous and healthy 2021!


Jan 03, 2021 01:30 PM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

It is amazing how much it came back to me, in many different ways.  Happy New Year Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Jan 05, 2021 09:33 AM