Are Your Thoughts Your Friend?

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I don't know about you, but for me . . . It is absolutely necessary to spend a few moments each day filling my head with positive thoughts. I live in the boonies, approximately 45 minutes from my office. Although the commute is a pain in the rear, I am so grateful for it, as it provides me the opportunity to step away from the crazy schedule and get my dose of positive so I may carry it on throughout the day.

Here is a little something that I hope will carry you today - Make it an absolutely wonderful day!

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you
will never go any higher than you think."

- Benjamin Disraeli: Was a British statesman and author

"Most people get it wrong. Their thoughts reflect their life. When things are going badly, their thoughts are negative. And it's only when good is heaped upon them that they think positively. As difficult as it may be, find it within yourself to guide your life through your thoughts. The special people who can do just that can weather any storm and create the life of their thoughts - which is the life of their dreams."



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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Enjoy your the positive ideas.

Jan 29, 2009 01:04 AM #1
Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • Broker • South East Florida • - Miami Beach, FL
Waterway Realtors, Notary Public 786-229-7999


We are what we THINK. Often it is evident from the persons facial expression that their thoughts are not right. Thinking positive has many benefits on ones outlook, health and success.

Mott Marvin Kornicki // Real Estate In Miami // Associate | Broker

Aventura-The Waterways // Bal Harbour // Sunny Isles Beach • Florida

Jan 29, 2009 01:09 AM #2
Steve Richman
Genworth Financial - Raleigh, NC

I do not know why people think in the negative when there is so much to be grateful for.

In one course I teach, I ask people to raise their hands if they have ever been on an airplane.  All hands in the room go up.  Then I ask, of those people with their hands up - while on an airplane, have you ever thought about or fantasized about a crash?  All hands typically remain in the air.  Then I ask - have you ever been in a plane crash?  All hands go down.  Negative thoughts flood our mind and while we can't control the airplane we are on (unless we are the pilot), we can control our thoughts - so make them good and productive.

Here is wishing you sunshine and flowers (well, flowers in the spring) on your drive. 

Jan 29, 2009 01:12 AM #3
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Happy thoughts are always the best ones... they become the self fulfilling prophesy! 

Like the little engine that could: "I think I can, I think I can...."

Keep smiling!

Jan 29, 2009 01:15 AM #4
Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker & - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA

You could make a cd for your car with your voice telling you all the positive things and goals you want to hear for 45 minutes.  Real self talk.  Positively.

Jan 29, 2009 01:17 AM #5
Tina Allen
Exit Realty Tri-County - Mount Dora, FL

Great Post....I totally agree.  I would love for you to join a new group I started recently, Quotes of yesterday, today and tomorrow.  I think you would be a great addition to our growing family.

Jan 29, 2009 01:19 AM #6
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Thank-you for that reminder.  I totally believe we are exactly what we think.  I teach my daughter that as well.  She's only 14, but I've been teaching this her whole life. Hopefully, it's sinking in.

Jan 29, 2009 01:21 AM #7
Peggy Wester
Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County

Good morning, Gwenn. Great post, and I couldn't agree with you more. I recently started doing more reading and am learning to clear my mind of the negative thoughts (have heard them called "limiting beliefs," too). It certainly has been a work in progress, as teaching myself to change how I've thought for SO long has been a challenge and even a little frustrating. But I have to say the results are well worth it. I really believe we are what we think. Staying positive, being grateful, and truly believing anything is possible has made life a much more enjoyable journey. Enjoy your ride!

Jan 29, 2009 01:41 AM #8
Mike Klijanowicz
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Perry Hall, MD
Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors

I don't think I could live that far away from my work...

Jan 29, 2009 01:48 AM #9
Ian Niquette
Square One Home Inspection - Markesan, WI

Very good Gwenn, this is key to health as well. Negative thoughts have been linked to poor health and illness. When you have bad thoughts or are having a bad day, just think of Big Bird or Kermit the Frog. You cannot help but smile!! are smiling right now. Have great day!

Jan 29, 2009 01:58 AM #11
R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson
Century 21 Geba Realty, Milford, PA; Licensed in PA & NYS - Milford, PA
Poconos, Pike, Wayne, Monroe Counties, PA; PA/NYS

Great post!  Who wants to hang around with negative people - your attitude and your winning smile can only equal success!

Jan 29, 2009 02:55 AM #12
Harrison K. Long
HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney

Gwenn .. thanks for this nice article.  We want to be with positive people.  My wife Christi is always reminding me to think and speak in a positive way.  Thinking in a positive way about each person and opportunity and focusing on the Lord is what will get us through any storm in life.  Best wishes. Harrison

Jan 29, 2009 10:57 AM #13
Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA

I love the quotes.  Negativity attracts more negativity...nobody needs that.  Keep thinking positive and positive things will happen around you.

Jan 29, 2009 11:53 AM #14
Shannon Aldrich
Keller Williams Coastal Realty - Rye, NH
NH & Maine Real Estate Seacoast

I find podcasts are a great tool for this. There are several positive affirmation programs that I use to re-program my head!

Jan 30, 2009 12:06 AM #15
Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839
AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953 - Appleton, WI
The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE

I want to thank everyone for sharing - It is so nice to read all of your inspiring posts. Can wait for more.......

Karen: Thank goodness for cruise control and heated seats!

Mott: I often like play a little game with myself and smile big and say HI at the frowning person. It is fun to see them break out a smile back!

Steve:What a great exercise - I believe that it is an awareness, or lack of. Not wrong, but simply letting outside forces dictate life.

Robert: I love the little engine; wouldn't it be great to be surrounded by "can do" engines everywhere we go?

Heath:What a great reminder. I have a CD by Lee Milteer where she talks about that very thing. She says to write several affirmations, record them in your own voice and listen to them everyday. Thanks!

Tina: Thanks for the invite. I will be there....

Cindy: Your daughter is one lucky gal!

Peggy:I know exactly how you feel. It is not easy sometimes. You know what they say . . . practice makes perfect.

Michael: The peace of the property makes it worth it. I must admit that at times I want to move back into town and then I ask myself what is better - peace or convenience. I choose peace.

Cami: How wonderful that you have a group of people with like minds surrounding you! Close to 4 years ago, I had an opportunity to retreat for 10 days on a big ranch with 82 other women - OH MY GOSH what an experience. We all saw the good, the bad, and the ugly, however it was one of the best experiences of my life! Lucky You...

Ian: Yes I am smiling! Oscar the Grouch is my favorite . . . Isn't that funny!!!!!

Rene: In our business, sometimes we do not have a choice. That is when me need to be on our toes.

Harrison:What wonderful thoughts. Christi sounds like a Jewel and you are one blessed man.

Simon: I am with you. You get what you give and whatever you focus on will in turn focus right back on you....

Shannon:I have stacks of CD's in my Jeep. I think I would be lost without them. Podcasts is a great idea. A bit more mobile.

Jan 30, 2009 12:53 AM #16
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Gwenn, If you want to have a laugh and get a point across... buy a few copies of "the little engine that could" and send it to the negative people in your life... It is a beginners motovational book... and they wont forget it!

have a great weekend


Jan 30, 2009 05:54 AM #17
Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839
AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953 - Appleton, WI
The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE

Rob: I love it! Better yet, I'm going to look for an ebook so I can make a bigger impact - I dare you to write a blog on the little engine that could!!!! Make it a great weekend......

Jan 30, 2009 06:19 AM #18
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Gwenn:  What you are saying... is so very true.  Having our thoughts reflect our world... is backwards.  If we can stress positive thoughts enough... we increase our chances of actually becoming that positive picture we imagine.  Thanks for a great post.

Apr 14, 2009 03:12 AM #19
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

@ Mott Marvin Kornicki:  Cramming all of your personal information, your name your links, your fancy signature, your little Twitter bird, and the extra bold lines about the work areas you stress... this is all considered Comment Spam, and is prohibited by Active Rain Community Guidelines.  Advertise yourself on YOUR posts... not on someone else's.  This post belongs to Gwenn... not you.  Please be fair !

Apr 14, 2009 03:15 AM #20
Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839
AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953 - Appleton, WI
The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE

Hi Karen: Thank you for the nice comment. Yes it is backwards! It is also laborious at times, but I continue my path forward. I often imagine what an impact this would make if youngsters really understood this simple concept in their formative years. Make it a great day.

Apr 14, 2009 03:56 AM #21
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