Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : An Active Rain Challenge- I dare you!

An Active Rain Challenge- I dare you!

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.

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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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

Comment balloon 15 commentsDon Rogers • November 27 2008 06:04AM

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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.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 11 years ago

She sounds like someone I would like a lot.  Many people, such as yourself, are already doing this so it will be easy.

Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) about 11 years ago

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.

Posted by Tami Vroma, Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate (West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate) about 11 years ago

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

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 11 years ago

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.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Mel,

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

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Tami,

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

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

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!!!

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

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 :-) 

Posted by Tara Jones- Atlanta, GA (Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video ) about 11 years ago

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.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

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~

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) about 11 years ago

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.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

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

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) about 11 years ago

Hello Suzy Sunshine,

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

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Suzy Sunshine,

Welcome aboard ;-)

Posted by Tara Jones- Atlanta, GA (Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video ) about 11 years ago

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