It is the start of a new month filled with hope and anticipation for the new vaccine and the year ahead. Hope is what gets us through the challenging times. Hope gives us strength in times of uncertainty. Hope is the rope that we can cling to when we aren’t sure what the future holds. Hope keeps us grounded and brings us together. It is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. I can’t imagine a world without hope and I hope that what lies ahead in 2021 is everything that you are hoping for.

Something to Think About

We are in control of how we look at life and circumstances. We can expect that everything is going to be a disaster, or we can hope for and expect that it will all work out. It is a choice we can make every day. Get encouraged - CLICK HERE

Real Estate Tip of the Week

Speaking of hope – have you “hoped” to do a little spring cleaning and freshen up your home inside and out after being cooped up for so long? BEFORE you start, you must read this  post entitled: “15 Bad Cleaning Habits You Need to Break”!  CLICK HERE

Words of Wisdom

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. - Christopher Reeve

Everything that is done in this world is done by hope. - Martin Luther

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. -  Dale Carnegie

Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. - George Weinberg

Musical Inspiration for this week: Every Monday we share some Musical Inspiration to get your week started. We relate it to the Monday Morning Inspirational Blog topic. This week our topic is about Hope.  Our Musicologist, Mr. Michael Riccio picked out SEVERAL excellent songs on this topic which are sure to inspire you this week!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN AND GET INSPIRED!

Play Fun Day Monday Now! Don’t Click off the blog without answering this week’s Trivia Question about Hope!  CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE FUN DAY MONDAY TRIVIA CONTEST NOW!!

New! Birthday Shoutouts!  Celebrating a Birthday? Know someone you’d like to do a little something special for?  Check out our weekly Birthday Shoutouts on the Good News Wednesday show! Join in the fun! (Birthday Shoutouts are at about 11 minutes in on the show.) Check it out HERE!

Employment Opportunities for 2021 Start off the New Year with a new job opportunity. Our busy team is looking to add one additional Field Assistant to help us with our clients. Please CLICK HERE for a link with all the details!

“Our Take on Take Out” (new segment)  During these challenging times of trying to live a normal life during Covid - many of us have enjoyed treating ourselves to Take Out Food a bit more! Each week we’ll be sharing a favorite take out restaurant in Pinellas County that our readers recommend! This week we have another stellar Take Out Restaurant that comes with the highest of praise from our reader: Shirley Anesco!  Read about her favorite dishes, location and details now and then share your favorite take out restaurant with us too! CLICK HERE  

Make it a Great Week and remember – never give up Hope!!

Karen & Joe Donovan

P.S. The winners for last week’s Trivia Contest were:  Richard Arnoe, Sylvia Esposito, Ravie Singh, Anita Lau. Not only do they get a Panera Gift Card but their names are entered in the Grand Prize drawing for the month of February and that winner will have a donation made to the Charity of their choice!  Watch Last Week’s Winners announced on The Good News Wednesday Show. WATCH ON FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE NOW!

P.P.S.  Big Announcement!  This week is the Grand Prize drawing for Charity for February and SPECIAL GUEST - Fellow Realtor Ray Manzoni will be on our show Wednesday and he is going to share a project he is involved in! Don’t forget to tune in to Facebook live or YouTube Live at 8:30pm for our Good News Wednesday Show and remember to play Trivia for charity! Every entry in our Fun Day Monday contest counts towards giving money to someone’s favorite charity at no cost or obligation to you!