An Active Rain Challenge- I dare you!

Reblogger Don Rogers
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Tara Jones has come up with a great idea on how to combat the negative in the world and it can start with each one of us doing our part.  Check out her challenge.

Original content by Tara Jones- Atlanta

With the holiday season upon us, I pose a challenge to each and every member of Active Rain.  

All of us are bloggers and look to each other for inspiration and advice.  With that in mind, I challenge you to post -at least- one positive blog a week.  Once you've accomplished your weekly task see if you can take it daily.  The point is to engage positive thoughts which create positive words which result in positive actions. We all know we can use that these days?!  I am a firm believer in 'words have power'...use them wisely.  Anyone who knows me knows that I say, "Speak it!" whenever they want something positive to develop in their lives.  This is a small step in getting started.

I decided to post this entry after a routine visit to the gym.  A place where I go daily to rejuvenate and energize my mind and body.  But on this particular day, the instructor was uncharacteristically negative and started talking about the affairs of the world as if we were all doomed.  Wouldn't you know it...her words were like poison through the air and the entire class deflated.  Why?  She just told us we were defeated so in turn, we responded.  The class, which I take routinely, was much more difficult on this day because mentally, I had to overcompensate for the negatively she festered. 

A simple example, yes...but still a valid one.   Positive words invoke positive reactions just as negative ones invoke adverse reactions.  Imagine the power we Active Rainers could have with spreading affirmation throughout the forum?   

I start this challenge, now! :-) 

 

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Rainmaker
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

I have moved home from the office to avoid the negative talk at the water cooler. We all need to have a positive tone to most of our posts or we will pick up the negativity ourselves. I'm in.

Nov 26, 2008 11:05 PM #1
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Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
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She sounds like someone I would like a lot.  Many people, such as yourself, are already doing this so it will be easy.

Nov 26, 2008 11:21 PM #2
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Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Hey Don - You can probably tell by the ton of my posts that I try very hard rto be an eternal optimist.  I enjoy the positive posts.

Nov 26, 2008 11:23 PM #3
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Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

That's my job, Don - spreading rainbows where ever I go!  HAHA  In all seriousness though, keep the positive attitude and spead goodness!

Nov 26, 2008 11:28 PM #4
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning Terry,

Sometimes moving your office home is the only course to take.  I get so tired of the negative all of the time!  We do need to look for more positive things to be talking about.

Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

Nov 26, 2008 11:37 PM #5
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Mel,

She is, I think, a person that you would enjoy.  I hope that you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 26, 2008 11:39 PM #6
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Tami,

You are right on, positive will always keep me around.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving ma'am.

Nov 26, 2008 11:40 PM #7
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Leesa,

You are always positive and look for the good things to write about.  Don't stop!!!

I hope that you and your family have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!

Nov 26, 2008 11:42 PM #8
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Tara Jones- Atlanta
Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video - Dacula, GA
GA

Don- Thanks so much for the reblog!  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and thanks for taking the spirit of the holiday into your daily lives.  I can't wait to hear the positive results that are certain to happen :-) 

Nov 27, 2008 02:17 AM #9
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Tara,

You are welcome ma'am.  This is, to date, the best idea I have heard or read on how to counteract the negative in the world today.

Nov 27, 2008 03:20 AM #10
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Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

I LOVE this challenge and try to live and blog as positively as possible. I'm looking forward to seeing others take this challenge to heart.

I hope you had a wonderful day of giving thanks!! GBU~

Nov 27, 2008 02:57 PM #11
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Elizabeth,

You are a vry positive person and one that people should take a lesson from.  I'm thinking that we can all do better.

I did have a great day yesterday with the family and I hope that you had a GREAT day also.  GBU.

Nov 27, 2008 09:45 PM #12
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

OK   I'm on board for the challenge.  Just call me Suzy Sunshine from here on!

Nov 30, 2008 07:09 AM #13
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Hello Suzy Sunshine,

Thank you for getting on board for this challenge.  I think that Tara has come up with a GREAT idea.

Nov 30, 2008 07:13 AM #14
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Tara Jones- Atlanta
Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video - Dacula, GA
GA

Suzy Sunshine,

Welcome aboard ;-)

Nov 30, 2008 11:33 PM #15
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