Archive for December, 2008

When Was the Last Time You Practiced Positivity?

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

I have a confession to make.

Although I consider myself to be a very positive person, I wasn’t always that way. Actually, I was more like the opposite.

I was a complainer…  didn’t even realize it until one day long ago my brother called me on it.

“Y’all are always complaining” he said to my husband and me.

Oh, it hurt to hear that. I was pretty angry about his bold remark….right in my house… as my guest! The nerve of him!

But he was right, as I later realized. Thank you for pointing this out to me, brother Robert! It was a really good life lesson for me.

I had so much to be thankful for, yet I was not expressing gratitude.

Yes, I worked 6 – 7 days a week and had to bring the bookkeeping home to work on till late at night…. and never got 8 hours of sleep… maybe 6 hours if I was lucky.

But I had a good husband and precious daughter, a nice house that we owned, fine cars, fashionable clothing, short vacations in the Caribbean….  And my husband and I were owners of a successful business.

Ah, yes, we had the American dream of owning our own business. We had followed my husband’s dream and succeeded.

But we didn’t take the time to be thankful for all we had.

I hope you’re not making the mistake of complaining and blaming others and not being grateful.

Who have you thanked lately?

Is there more negativity or positivity in your life?

Why does it matter?

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How’s Your Luck in Getting Unstuck?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
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If you’re anything like me, you get faced with challenges at the most inconvenient times.

Back in January 2005 I was attending a real estate investment seminar at a Hilton hotel in Arlington, Texas.  On the second night I went to dinner across the street with my husband and 2 nice men from Japan, Nobuji Kanai and Shinya Moriuchi, whom we’d just met at the seminar.

After enjoying delicious Chinese food and good conversation, the 4 of us crossed the street and approached the hotel, still enjoying our time together.

The next thing I knew, my left shoulder was in terrible pain…


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