SWDesertHomes in Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Vail & More!: Time for a Positive Break!

Time for a Positive Break!

Time for a Positive Break!

I read a lovely email on the power of positive thinking this week and wanted to share a few take-aways I'd gotten from the post. It's always important, I think, to self-evaluate and make sure we are focusing on the positive, and creating that strong "law of attraction" in our professional, and personal behaviors and habits.

I loved this quote: “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin

Wow, thinking back to different phases of my life, I'm saying, "Oh, man, that is so true."

In simplist form, I can translate that to how I react to an email, a person, the traffic, an event...simply when I am over hungry. And then, a short meal later....everything seems so much better!

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” (Or, in other words...you won't like me if I'm hANGRY!"

The post went on to remind us that negativity, and the hanging onto it, can hold us back from living the lives we really want. Phew - that ole' perspective again, right? Is that glass half full, half empty, or simply just the amount you need to drink right now to stay hydrated!

Life is what it is!!

Time for a Positive Break!

The email was lengthy and I won't repeat it all in this blog posting. But, if you struggle with balance and attitude, or even if you just want the reminders - there are lots of great articles online that can help you to keep your positive focus. The last thing we want is to become stuck in our own heads, and farther and farther from a productive reality.

Self talk can be a real downer, or a real motivation.

In the end, I believe positivity is a choice!

There was an interesting story focusing on Facebook this week as well that ties in. A teacher deliberately made a mathmatical mistake on the chalkboard as he wrote up ten equations on the board. The class was giggling and making fun of him as he turned around.  The teacher went on to share the real lesson.  The real lesson was...the world and public and even ourselves will focus on that one wrong thing, instead of congratulating you on the 9 other things you got right.

Whoa...so what's your focus going to be on going forward from here?

If you're thinking like I'm thinking, it's always good for a little "positive" reinforcement break.

Have a fantastic weekend.

If I can assist you in your home buying or selling in Marana, Tucson, Oro Valley, or Vail, please don't hesitate to call me!  Email at swdeserthomes@aol.com

Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,


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Comment balloon 12 commentsCara Marcelle Mancuso • September 16 2016 01:38AM


Cara I've long been a believer that to think is to create - and it truly is all about our perception. Think good thoughts!!  Enjoy your weekend!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 2 years ago

Cara- I have always been about focusing on the positive. This is an amazing quote that we should all remember. It's about perception

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 2 years ago

Anais Nin has always been one of those personalities that has fascinated me quite a bit.  Love her quote, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” 



Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 2 years ago

Good evening Cara Marcelle Mancuso , I don't know of anyone who got ahead, by looking at the negative.  Have a nice weekend.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 2 years ago

I am glad that Kathy Streib featured this.  Not only do you make yourself miserable without positivity but you also waste SO MUCH TIME that you will never get back.

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 2 years ago

Good morning Cara, so glad Kathy Streib featured this uplifting post in her weekly. Life is too short to dwell on the negative. I've shared this before but I start each day by reading this quote that's on my vision board;
"What you think you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create."-Buddha

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 2 years ago

Great post...I can see why Kathy chose it to include in her wrap up this week!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 2 years ago

What a wonderful reminder....something that can really change our day...change our life...if we allow it to.

I love the story of the teacher and the example set for that class!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 2 years ago

Good morning Cara Marcelle Mancuso ,

I too like to focus on the positive and this quote is one I'll remember! We do always have a choice..thanks for sharing.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 2 years ago

Hi Cara Marcelle Mancuso - Positivity is only my cell phone away.  ....I have a picture of my 7 month old grandson on it and I see that beautiful face everytime I open up the phone or go to the home screen!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 2 years ago

Cara Marcelle Mancuso - well said - 'Positivity is a choice'!

Like my wife always says - even for something that did not go right - there must be a good reason behind it!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 2 years ago

My brother in law was hired to analyze spectrum obtained from the satellites. It is interesting only a while.  To test if the reviewer read he deliberate putting jokes inside the report. Suspected they did not really read the comprehensive data. He got more adventuresome by including a full sentence like if you read that far I will buy you lunch.  A few reportsand no protest later. He resigned and opened his business.  

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 2 years ago