Posts Tagged ‘Hope’


Don’t worry – be happy!

May 12, 2011

You only have to review the top selling books at your local bookstore to realize that America needs a lift. Our nation is worried and the majority of best-selling books reflect this fact. Most books either tell us how to be more successful, how to be happy, how someone else achieved the perfect life, or teach us about how to set our world to rights. Holy smokes – that’s a lot of people with opinions out there on how to “fix” us and many of them are in the entertainment industry.

We are a nation of worriers – we are a nation of pessimists and we are a nation that can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel right now. It’s a wee bit distressing to see so much angst. Some people are so negative they would make the devil sad. It’s just reached catastrophic proportions.

But I tell you that better times are ahead. Better days will be coming. If you don’t believe it, then what’s the point?  The sky is not falling, we aren’t going to heck in a hand basket and there is still a chance to enjoy your life for years to come. I’m no expert – I just refuse to cave into fear and worry. It is pointless.

Believe in a better tomorrow. Have faith that we will survive this challenging time in our nation’s history. Belive that family, faith and love are still real and important. Believe and make it so.


Behind the Picket Fence – What is REALLY happening in real estate

May 5, 2009

I find that with today’s social media and news coverage we have a wide variety of opinions on the state of our world from various pundits.

There are prognosticators who predict the end is near, the bottom has dropped and doomsday is just around the corner. “Experts” from all fields want to tell us their idea of what is going to happen in 2009, 2010 and beyond.

Here is what I think. NO ONE REALLY KNOWS. I have listened to people share the most outlandish comments and they are wrong. I have listened to the media pummel us with negativity (sinking stocks, foreclosure mania, closing Detroit down and now swine flu). If there was no BAD news to report…they would make it up. Oh wait…I think they already do.

If I sound cynical – it is because I AM cynical. I am choosing to ignore the hyperbole, the garbage and the embellished “news” reports. I choose instead……..


All the aforementioned things do is to create FEAR. I’m sick of fear. I am disgusted with fear. I can’t predict anything and I certainly don’t know when the good times return but I know that there is always HOPE and I’m clinging to it like a mad woman.

Won’t you join me?


Give people hope

March 23, 2009

I rarely post someone else’s thoughts but today…I loved this one.

It is written by  John C. Maxwell.

A reporter asked Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who led Britain during the dark moments of the Second World War, what was the greatest weapon his country possessed again the Nazi regime of Hitler. Without pausing for a moment, Churchill said, “It was what England’s greatest weapon has always been—hope.”

Hope is one of the most powerful and energizing words in the English language. It is something that gives us power to keep going in the toughest of times. And its power energizes us with excitement and anticipation as we look toward the future.

It’s been said that a person can live forty days without food, four days without water, four minutes without air, but only four seconds without hope. If you want to help people win, then become a purveyor of hope.


The Power of Positive – The Sky is NOT falling…

February 17, 2009

In the children’s fable, The Sky is Falling, the main character is “Chicken Little” who believes the sky is falling down because an acorn falls on her head. She goes on a quest to get help. The basic moral of the story is: DON’T BE A CHICKEN – have courage.

So that is my lesson for today! Don’t be a chicken. I am very tired and weary, as is most of America, about the negativity in our world that seeks to reinforce that the sky is falling, the end of times is near and we are all doomed. DOOMED. Quite simply…we aren’t.

Yes…we are in a recession. Yes…money is tight. But it’s going to get better. If you can’t believe that, then what’s the point? Homeownership is still glorious and it’s STILL a tax advantage that renters don’t have. It’s also an investment (yes I used the “I” word) in your future. Don’t give up. Don’t wait for the sky to fall. Be bold and courageous.