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Ruining the Joys of Being Negative !

It seems there are so many positive things being written about these days.  Everywhere I look... cable, on the news stands, on Oprah, and even on PBS.  I mean, what's a girl to do ? 

Now... all of this is just wayyy too positive for this late at night... or for this particular time in history.  It is after midnight here, and I need just a little more negativity to balance things out before I waddle off to bed.

I mean... we've got wars going on, soon to be $4.00 a gallon gasoline (today I filled up my Honda CR-V, and it was $3.47 a gallon), three crazy people running for president, and lots more things in the world that are anything but positive.

But... it appears that what so many of "you" are trying to say is... that all we have to do is visualize something positive... and then...you're saying that just concentrating on that actual visualization being present in our lives will actually contribute to the happening of that positive thought ?  Hmmm... could it be ?

This sounds like the cosmic meeting of classical quantum physics with the gnostic world from centuries ago, and those two schools of thought then combined with the metaphysics of "new age" writings like "The Secret"... with just a touch or two of some of Dr Wayne Dyer's writings on "Inspiration"... or being and living "in Spirit."

Well... phooey on the negativity... I just talked myself into it.  Now... look what I've done  !

Comment balloon 34 commentsKaren Anne Stone • April 27 2008 12:25AM

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Karen Anne - I hate to break it to you.... but diesel is $4.14.  I filled up our MH this morning and spent almost $400... and it wasn't even on a 1/4 tank yet.  Happy days.
Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) almost 10 years ago
Karen Anne, Isn't it fun! I try to be positive morning and night, I am a Wayne Dyer fan too!
Posted by Jean Powers, CRS,e-PRO,HAFA,SFR Broker, Northern California (Kane & Associates call 510.908.9002) almost 10 years ago
Karen - negativity does nothing but cast doom and gloom on what seems to be a bad situation...we all need more positive in our lives.  We've got food in our cupboards, clothes on our back, a roof over our heads (or most of us do anyway).  We are truly blessed.   God can bring us though anything...so why worry and be negative. Good post!
Posted by Mary Warren almost 10 years ago

Karen.....it is far easier to be positive as it takes to much energy being negative.  I do believe that like attracts like and if I get into "stinkin thinkin" that is what I will get.

My dad always told me if I thought I had it bad I needed to make a trip to a Veterans Hospital and I would count my blessings.  He was very correct!

Are you a night owl Ms. Karen Anne?

Posted by Pam Winterbauer, "Providing Blue Ribbon Service" (Pam Winterbauer Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Being positive won't make deals appear, but being negative will chase deals away.  We need to be positive, persistent, and pointed in the right direction, in reverse order.

Posted by Frank Jewett (tech4REpros) almost 10 years ago
Sounds like your a optimistic pessimist or visa versa.
Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) almost 10 years ago
I get accus of being way too optomistic all the time but I can't help it,,,,just the way my mind works
Posted by Scott Benson (Geneva Real Estate and Finance) almost 10 years ago
positive breeds positive - negative breeds negative - and I know the world sucks - and life is not fair - but it is what it is...
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) almost 10 years ago
Jesse:  Just what is an MH that you filled up ?  And... why diesel ?  You are in Alaska... you should have your own oil well.. no ?  MH... Monster Hummer ?  I can't think of anything else it could stand for ?
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Mary:  It's more of the same "what goes around, comes back around."  You send out negatives... it's like  boomerang... and back it comes.  Sometimes, when you're not looking, and it hits you in the back of the head.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts... take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Pam:  Me... a night owl ?  No... more like a Night Bat !  LOL.  I do try and be positive.  In fact, I had a very positive day today.  I have a friend who "sees auras"... and she told me I was surrounded by a very positve aura today.  So, then I came home and ordered Pizza.  Sounds pretty positive to me, huh >
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Frank:  A great thought.  Being positive will not automatically bring you clients... but it will show them a positive person who they enjoy being around.  Sometimes the one leads to the other... or at least can lead to a referral.  Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Hi Chuck:  Yes... I think I am one of those... probably both of those... only on alternating days.  But, then again, on days like today... I am simply positive.  That's a good thing.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Scott:  Good for you.  Don't let them talk you out of it.  Just smile, and continue on with being positive.  In their own way, they are probably a little jealous of you.  Smile !  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Thesa... Sounds like you need a warm gentle hugg.  (((Thesa)))  Things will get better... I know they will.  And, for you, just take a walk outside and look at the wonderful countryside that Mother Nature put together... just for YOU !  Take care... and... more huggs available whenever you need them.  I'm sending positive thoughts your way... be on the look-out for them.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Jean:  I love watching Wayne Dyer on all those fabulous PBS specials.  He is such a great guy... and his positive approach really suits me.  It's nowhere near so many of the sickeningly syrupy-sweet presentations some of the TV folk make.  He is just great !
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Karen Anne...good for you!  Negativism only breeds more negativity, IMO!  But we all have our times...great job shifting your attitude:-)
Posted by Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL (RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest) almost 10 years ago
Yeah...it rubs off...don't need any of that! :)  Good for you and have a great Sunday!
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) almost 10 years ago
Debra:  There are surely times, as you know, when it is so very, very difficult to keep being positive.  I am human, and there are days when it just won't work for me, either... now matter what I do.  So, I try and file it away, and pick a different file the next morning.  I do what I can.  Thanks for your kind words...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago

Sally:  Sometimes no matter what you do, nothing helps.  And yesterday, that flat tire did not help.  But then... along came more positive... and the nice folks at NTB fixed it for free... and while I was waiting, I met this very nice guy in the waiting room... who had his milk-colored weimerauner doggie with him.  What a gorgeous and very well-trained animal.  It worked out well.  Take care, Sally.  :) 

Wow... I am so proud.  I just hit spell-check... and found my first guess at spelling Weimerauner... was correct !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago

LOL - Sorry about that Karen Anne... MH is motorhome. :)  She holds 150 gallons bone dry which at today's prices is just a hair over $600. 

We used to have an oil rig in the side yard, but ya know, they are so messy.  :)

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) almost 10 years ago
Jesse:  That is no motor home.  That is truly a motorized-home.  What a land-rover that thing is.  I suggest everyon click on that like Jesse provided to see this "little darlin.'"  OK... just how far with that thing go on 150 gallons ?  I am guessing you could actually live in that thing full-time, am I correct ?
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago

$3.47 a gallon! I wish, I remeber those prices way back when...

Its hard to stay positive and you won't make every day, but try for most. The concept of "Winning the Day" expands to "Winning the Week", if you win just four of the days. You can expand that out to the months and year. You won't win them all, but you're doing great if you can win a little more than half of them.

Posted by Geoff Scowcroft (Coldwell Banker) almost 10 years ago

I like what Homer Simpson said to his son in one memorable episode of "The Simpsons"

"Son, you tried your hardest and you failed miserably.  The lesson is..never try!"

Seriously, you can't give up and throw in the towel, no matter how bleak things appear. 

:)

Posted by Eric Kodner, Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island (Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes) almost 10 years ago

Being positive is catching.  Surround yourself with the positive people in your life and you will see past many things.  We have to be the best  we can be in spite of the difficulties we face.  It is all in the attitude.  Hope you continue to talk yourself into it every day. 

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) almost 10 years ago
Positive! What the heck is that! LOL!!!! I know that the only way to think is POSITIVE! But....sometimes it is difficult to do that in these times. But....God's grace has been doing it for me. I'm very grateful for that too. I know that things are going to pick up and pick up in a big way. We are all going to be soooo busy that we do not have enough time in the day to get things done. YIPPEE! I love it.
Posted by Angela Wilson-Rush (Madison Settlement Services) almost 10 years ago

Karen Anne - $20 didn't even get me half a tank in a VW Beetle.  But you are right, We must see the positive in order to bring it about.  Besides, what's the point of being negative?  Might as well enjoy what we have as much as we can while we're here, even if it's not exactly what we want yet.  Did I ramble much?  lol

Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) almost 10 years ago
Geoff:  Sorry gas is higher where you live.  I filled up my tank again today at $3.47 a gallon.  And... thanks for positive viewpoint about winning the day, then the week, and then the month... and so forth.  Just one day at a time.  We have to keep our chins up.  For me it is more difficult, though... cuz I have to keep both of my chins up... LOL.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Eric:  Yes, there are days in this market, and also days in this primary season where it is more difficult to keep going.  If we can only make it successfully to November 5th.  Fingers, toes and eyes crossed, here !
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Jesse:  I am imagining that it gives you a pretty great feeling of independence when you are cruising cross country in that boat of yours.  What an incredible vehicle.  I am going to guess that cost you a quarter million, and I have a feeling that my guess is low. 
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Paddy:  Being positive is very contageous... stay around positive people.  Negativity breeds more of the same.  Sometimes it is difficult to diplomatically remove one's self from negative people, so sometimes you just have to make stuff up, or tell them the brutal truth.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Angela:  You are such a silly goose.  Honk !  I enjoy your positive attitude.  I enjoyed having lunch with you, and also enjoyed our computer session.  I hope some of the things I shared with you make your Active Rain sessions more enjoyable.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago
Chris:  Actually, I wish you would ramble more.  You can see that I don't have a problem rambling, so come join in the fun.  Anyways... how could you possibly be negative while you have Rhiannon around ?  She seems like such a sweet person.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago

Karen Anne - We enjoy it a great deal.  We've camped in everything from a tent to this and we've had great times all along the way.  Some of our best years were when the kids were little and we were all crammed into a little travel trailer.  There are more creature comforts today but the experience is still the same... good folks enjoying what God created.  It just doesn't get any better than that. :)

As to price... well, we got a great deal but it's just like any other "toy" from a boat to a plane to the beach house.  It's not inexpensive by any means (purchase or ownership costs) but the joy we get out of it makes it worth every single penny. 

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) almost 10 years ago

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