(mostly) daily photoblog

Posts tagged “Positive

Azalea, or…how I’m trying to focus on the positive while my house isn’t selling.

My house is up for sale.  It’s not selling.  It’s got the right price.  It’s in the right neighborhood.  I live less than a kilometer from Chilliwack River and maybe 10k from Cultus Lake.  It’s across from a park, a Twin Rink complex, down the street from a middle school and a ten minute drive to the highway for an easy commute.

Whatever.  It’s still not selling.  I’m getting the feeling that I’m moving to Indonesia and continuing to own a home in Chilliwack, BC, Canada.  That’s not a terrible thing, but I’d rather not have to own it if I don’t have to.  I want to be in one place, committed to where I am. If I still own – which means renting it out – this house, my mind will always be a little bit here.  And I don’t want that.

If you know someone who wants to buy a house in Chilliwack, let me know.

To try to take my mind off all that, I snapped a couple of photos of the azaleas growing in my front yard.  They’re pretty.  They’re not taking my mind off all this yet, but I’ll keep thinking of them instead of BC real estate.


Holding hands…aww…

I feel like it’s an affirmation of all that is good in the world when people find each other.  I’ve recently been trying to focus on all that is positive and, when I can’t, at least look for positive solutions to things I want to complain about.  I think I often focus on what is negative because it’s easier.  Complaining is easy.  Bitching about all that is bad in the world is easy.

Coming up with solutions is not easy.

Which is why seeing people holding hands makes me smile.  When I hold my wife’s hand, I think of nothing else but what is good.  I don’t criticize the world.  I don’t complain about other people.  I say silly things.  I laugh.  I smile.  I feel affirmed and postive and…

I’ve got it!  We should just all hold hands.  World peace might be achievable, people!  Hold hands with someone near you right now and tell me you don’t feel better about the world.  I dare you!