Monday Morning...After the Rain the Sun will Shine (Updated)

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with CELLing Realty CalBRE #01445865

So many times on a Monday morning we have fires to put out, phone calls to make, and problems that we have to fix. Kids have to get to school, and some people have to get to an Office.  It's Monday......and many people just can't get into the swing of things until at least Wednesday, while waiting for Friday. Sometimes it seems like Mondays are like a storm.......

Stormy Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every day I try to find something good. The bad is easy to see, especially if we have problems, or issues to overcome.  Real Estate is known for "Problems" and it is our job to help our clients solve them.  We also have to work with other Professionals to find solutions, so our attitude can affect them too.

Kids are wonderful...most of the time they figure a way over anything.  That is today's message....even if we get a little wet, or muddy in the process of solving issues, we can still find a solution.  All things are possible :)

Not letting large Obstacles stop us

Mondays don't have to be Stormy

it's all in the way we choose to overcome obstacles

that can turn a dark day into one of opportunities and acomplishments.

Update Monday with coffee:I love Mondays, and I love Photography- putting the 2 together I have a Monday Gift that I think a lot of people will find useful, especially with our new Active Rain Copyright Police :)  Anyway today's gift is a true gift.......one that will keep on growing....a win-win for everyone.  It is something that popped into my mind  this morning very early. 

Monday's Gift is a new Group I am starting on Flickr for stock photography( different photos) that anyone blogging can use just by giving credit to the person that took the photo.  It will take a while to get a lot of different photos, and hopefully some of you that have some simple photos will join the Group and contribute a few.

The new Group is called Foto Share Shop for Bloggers .  If you have a Flick account, are concerned about where to find photos on the Internet that you can use safely, then check out this Group.  Please leave feedback either here or there. 

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Kristin Moran
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Great idea! Love the update! thanks. I have been concerned lately about pictures so I think that will help!  KM

Nov 10, 2008 03:35 AM #8
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Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
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Kathy,

I think Mondays are marvelous...

Ann

Nov 10, 2008 04:29 AM #9
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George Souto
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Kathy, I like the idea so I hoped over to Flickr and join the group.  I don't know how much I will be able to contribute since I do not take a lot of pictures.

Nov 10, 2008 09:34 AM #10
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Kathy, Beautiful photo of those clouds and the little girl one is cute too!  Nice Post...I can't wait for the sun.

Nov 10, 2008 11:23 AM #11
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Sharon Paxson
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Kathy - great idea and I love photography. I will see if I can contribute as well, and receiving credit for the photo is a awesome idea.

Nov 10, 2008 11:29 AM #12
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Audrey June-Forshey
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I have some photos that I will be glad to share.  I will have to go through them and see what I think will be worthy.  I think this is a really great idea.  Sorry I didn't get back to you today I was running, running, running. 

Nov 10, 2008 11:59 AM #13
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Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
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Kathy- Great Monday morning thoughts as always. By chance is that little girl your granddaughter? Great photos!

Nov 10, 2008 12:19 PM #14
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Laura Cerrano
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Kathy, I wish I could get to your Monday mornings in the MORNING!  At least I get there eventually.  Your photos are wonderful -  but I don't have a Flicker account....start one?

Nov 10, 2008 01:44 PM #15
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Elizabeth Nieves
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I think that is a great idea! I'll go join up right now. PURE INSPIRATION! GBU!

Nov 10, 2008 03:32 PM #16
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Wow- It's 10:30 at night and I am just getting back to Active Rain....it's been a long but very good Monday :) 

I'm going to use my Blog Comment Pass today, and answer everyone at onece as I am absolutely exhausted.  Thank you all very much for the comments.....unfortunately  a few of you came on here before I put the info on the new Group.  But then again I am very glad that the rest of you found the info.

George thanks for joining the Group, and anyone else.....(haven't gone back today...will have time tomorrow though).  I can't wait to see what we do with it, and the photos we come up with.  Thank you all and I hope everyone has a good week.

Oh an yes that is one of my Granddaughters.  We were hiking up in Washington, and she followed me everywhere. 

Nov 10, 2008 04:51 PM #17
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Nannette Turner
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Kathy I am going to check out your group!  I love that gift!  Hope to chat w/you soon!

Nov 10, 2008 10:03 PM #18
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Ann Heitland
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Here were my thoughts as your blog unfolded on my screen: (1) it's her Monday post, (2) another lovely photo from Kathy, (3) LOL! as I saw the "Is it Friday yet."

Have a great rest of the week.

Nov 11, 2008 12:50 AM #19
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Steve and Eleanor Thorne
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Kathy!  What a GREAT idea!  Thanks!

Nov 11, 2008 07:03 AM #20
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Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

I added some cool photos that I took to get you going Kathy!  Great idea!

Nov 11, 2008 10:07 AM #21
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Ann- I smiled reading your thoughts "as the blog unfolded " :)  How have you been. I still want to come to Flagstaff and meet you, one of these days :)

Eleanor & Steve-Thanks....we have 3 contributors as of this comment.

Tami-I had to go get something to eat after seeing your pictures :)  Thank you so much for adding those pictures....you're right they gave a real nice start.  Not don't forget we're using a Creative Commons Lic. so anyone can take your pic and change it, add a frame, etc. as long as they give you credit for the Original.  I have a few pictures I want to put up....and with time I think we will have at least some good choices.

Nov 11, 2008 12:58 PM #22
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Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
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Kathy,

Mondays are a way of showing us that Fridays are needed....LOL.

Nov 12, 2008 03:17 AM #23
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Linda Scanlan
A Consumer's View - Burleson, TX

Kathy - where have I been???? I can't believe it's almost Friday and I haven't been by your blog! Shame on me!! The week sure got away from me.

I love this post and I really love Mondays. It's a new beginning!

Nov 13, 2008 10:59 AM #24
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
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Dan- How funny, but true :)

Linda-Where have you been....off having a life I'm sure :)  I can't believe it's almost Friday either....in fact the date stamp on this will be Friday, but I'm in Ca so it's really still Thursday LOL :)  Come back on Monday, we'll start the Week off together this time :)  Have a good week-end my friend.

Nov 13, 2008 05:01 PM #25
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Hi Kathy, A great post, we should always be trying to find good in everything. Love the photos and thanks for the Flickr group. I am HeavenlyCabins over there. God  bless,

Nov 15, 2008 05:25 AM #26
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Kathy McGraw
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Hi Cheryl- thanks, and I found you on Flickr :)  I wrote a new discussion on tagging to be more user friendsly :)

Nov 15, 2008 07:16 AM #27
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