Monday, March 23, 2015

Golf Tournament

Hello all,

"Golf Tournament"

Attached is the flyer for our 9th annual Golf Tournament sponsoring Childrens Miracle Network and Clarksburg Baseball. It is an event that is near and dear to my heart, a great day out with colleagues and supports a couple of good causes. We will be promoting this in the office over the next couple of months, it is our one and only charity fund raiser throughout the year. Hope as many of you will participate as possible. 

Clarksburg Baseball has been part of this for 9 years, the money they receive from the event offsets the rising field costs and allows them to make youth baseball affordable, we proudly support them. I understand this does not sit well with some of you. I fully appreciate and understand everyone's opinion on this subject. It is something we have been doing for a long time and we can't turn back at this point. They need the support to operate. 

If you choose not to participate in the event because of this I would like to ask you to make a donation directly to Childrens Miracle Network which is the main sponsor of Remax. The accounting department can help you and we will have a representative at a sales meeting soon to talk about it.  We only ask once a year for all of you to give back and you have two choices on how to do it! Fun day with the office or a small donation, both will go a long way to help others.

Enjoy the coffee,

  Monday Morning Coffee

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true." 
~ James B. Cabell 
"The glass is half-full." "The glass is half-empty." "Looks like a beautiful day!" "I think it's going to rain." "I'm happy." "I'm depressed." "I'm an optimist!" "How can you be an optimist with things the way they are?" 
OK, we all know the difference between an optimist and a pessimist - right? In some of Steven Covey's material, he states that "no one knows enough to be a pessimist." Pessimism, more often than not, is generated by inner fears, most likely fears "of the unknown." Hence, "No one knows enough to be a pessimist." 
Consider the child about to learn the art of riding a bike. "I know I'm going to fall," proclaims the child - just before taking a skinned knee. After a week of practice, is the child still fearful? Once bike riding becomes second nature, i.e. once the child "knows" enough about bike riding, the fear (a.k.a. pessimism) disappears. 
Just as the child's pessimism ("I'm going to fall...") precedes the skinned knee, our other pessimistic thoughts may precede our worst fears. By substituting a positive thought for a negative one, therefore, is it not possible that the action that follows might also be positive? 
Add to that positive thought an extra measure of learning and knowledge, and it's highly unlikely there will continue to be room for either the pessimism or the subsequent negative action. From one optimist to another, heed this advice: "Don't worry - be happy!" 

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