Through Gratitude to Life by Design... by Twin Cities Homes for Sale

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty MN Broker# 20588319

Life has been challenging...

But, isn't it always? It's just maybe the challenges are different.

There are always difficult tasks, obstacles, intertwined with easy projects.

As we close one chapter of life and move to another... end one day, begin another,

we feel a certain way about our experiences.


The key is how we feel.  And, how we choose to feel.  When we are stuck in feeling bad, indulging in self pity, we get nowhere. As  Sophia Bedford-Pierce wrote, "Movement without direction will create a hole in the ground. "

I have decided to take full control and responsibility for my life. There, with clear intention, I will design every day of my life from now on.  I will envision how my day will evolve, and will be grateful for all lessons that came to me.  Now, I have a full understanding that all that happens to us carries a lesson that's necessary to our growth.



So, only an intentional change in our attitude can create a momentum, bring a change in your life that will attract new and positive events.  Gratitude is what takes you on the road to a new life.  You and I have many things to be thankful for: from clean air we breathe, a home we live in, a family and friends we have, to hot water in the shower, a car we drive, and opportunities that come our way.

          gratitude1 This is my daily mantra:

 "I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
— The Dalai Lama

  As I create my life day by day, moment by moment, I choose to be grateful for all that I have experienced for it made me who I am today.  I have a clear direction in front of me, so I can create my life exactly the way I want it. 

My journey is life by design, my destination is peace in my heart.




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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Marzena--Lovely way to view life...In fact the best way. :)

Jul 16, 2008 10:28 AM #1
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Marzena, That is just lovely.  We live with Intention to create the best for ourselves and counting your blessings always bring more.

Jul 16, 2008 01:41 PM #2
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

Teri ~ I have found that taking charge of my life, even in a small way, give me power.  The more I experience it, the more I like it.


Carole ~ The world has been in a chaotic state for quite some time.  It's so easy to get wrapped up in the news of the day, which is mostly negative.  Staying in the present moment (as much as possible) and keeping focus on gratitude for my blessings is the only way get through life right now.

Jul 16, 2008 11:40 PM #3
Joeann Fossland
Advantage Solutions Group - Tucson, AZ
Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents

Nice post. Appreciating the amazing blessings we take for granted in this country is a nice vibration!

Jul 20, 2008 02:47 PM #4
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

Thank you, Joanne. Many of us have a whole lot more to be grateful for than we realize.

Jul 20, 2008 10:58 PM #5
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert


Just was going through your blog. I liked this post a lot!  Have a great day!

Jul 21, 2008 02:58 AM #6
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

Hi Chuck, I'm glad you like it!  I'm glad you stopped by :)

Jul 21, 2008 04:52 AM #7
Lynn Johnson
Coldwell Banker Home Connection - Owatonna, MN
Owatonna, MN Real Estate

Marzena - What a beautiful thought and message to keep with us all the time.  I especially liked your daily mantra.  What a wonderful difference we'd see in the world if we all lived by that.  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 06, 2008 04:40 PM #8
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