People deal too much with the negative, with...

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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom!

Attributed to Thich Nhat Hanh


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Comments (13)

Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Awww...awesome photo of the brilliant colored flowers. I closed my eyes and could still see them in my mind! And the beautiful quote dovetails with the bloom. Picture perfect! Paul. 

Jun 26, 2022 12:44 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You are too kind my friend. Happy Sunday Aura Alex 

Jun 26, 2022 01:25 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I do think there are people who just focus on what is wrong. Too bad!

Jun 26, 2022 04:49 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Analysis  paralysis seems to have a lot of people stuck in our society Kat 🙃

Jun 26, 2022 01:36 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... no argument from me. I'm all about thinking positive... your picture today is beyond perfection for this quote and in and of itself.

Jun 26, 2022 05:04 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I’m glad to see we are on the same page Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jun 26, 2022 01:45 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - it's before dawn here on the West Coast as I read this post and the quote you have chosen today.  Although this is the first ActiveRain post I have read today, it isn't my first "stop".  Earlier, I read something elsewhere which included a quote by Vicktor Frankl. 

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing:  the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.  

Jun 26, 2022 05:14 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It took me a long time to learn that I had a right to choose. But ooh La La after I did Michael Jacobs 

Jun 26, 2022 01:49 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thinking about the positives in every situation will certainly lead to a happier life!

Jun 26, 2022 05:54 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I can see a lot of positivity in your future Brian England 

Jun 26, 2022 03:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

Love the photo of the brilliant, gorgeous flower in all its glory! Your quote from Thich Nhat Hanh is so true! We need more positivity instead of always dwelling on the negativity! The quote Michael Jacobs offered is also a good one and so relevant right now.

Jun 26, 2022 06:10 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

When I chased the negativity in life I was constantly depressed. Wo is me. Now I look for the platinum lining in ever situation and it has made a huge difference in my life and how I choose to live. Happy Sunday Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Jun 26, 2022 03:11 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Paul - if we keep our eyes on the ball we will continue to see the positive.

Jun 26, 2022 07:09 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Sometimes I have had to duck but for the most part I am on your team Grant Schneider 

Jun 26, 2022 03:13 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those blossoms are so perfect that they pop off the page, Paul.  What did you shoot them with?

Jun 26, 2022 09:34 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

My iPhone has replaced my Nikon in this case Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jun 26, 2022 03:28 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Paul, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jun 26, 2022 09:34 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for making my day Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jun 26, 2022 03:36 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul,
I feel sorry for people who don't understand the power of their own thoughts and how much better their life would be if they focused on the positive. Happy Sunday!

Jun 26, 2022 11:04 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I just got back from the happiest place on earth with my grandkids 😀 Carol Williams 

Jun 26, 2022 03:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- Beautiful flowers to go with a quote that resonates with so many of us. We may not like our choices but we do have a choice. Why on earth would anyone choose to focus on the negative. I love the quote that Michael Jacobs shared. 

Jun 26, 2022 11:09 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I can always count on our friend Michael Jacobs to share his thoughts and opinions, that is why I keep coming back because of all of my friends here. I also want to thank you for always being contributing Kathy Streib 

Jun 26, 2022 04:07 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Paul you know where I come from on this one by now!  To Think is To Create and I chose positive and uplifting thoughts and ways of being.  Everything is a choice.  And I love the choice of your beautiful flower photo too!

Jun 26, 2022 03:29 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for always being so kind from your Arizona headquarters Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 

Jun 26, 2022 04:09 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - positively a beautiful photograph and great positive thoughts from Thich Nhat Hanh. Thank you for spreading positivity through your own unique way. You are appreciated. 

Jun 26, 2022 08:44 PM