Living a simple life...

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Real Estate Agent with William Raveis Real Estate

Last Sunday me and a group of friends spent the day in Gloucester, were we went to enjoy a Whale Watch trip. There were 11 of us and while sitting on the curb, waiting for the time to leave, we shared snacks and drinks, jokes and laughs, then the time came and we enjoyed a magnificent day on the Hurricane - from Cape Ann Whale Watch, with the whales giving us a private show (at least that is how it felt - I have over 250 pics to prove it...), then we went to get ice cream and sit on the beach to chat before coming back home.

We talked about lots of things, as you can imagine, but one of the conversations that stuck to me was about how simpler life used to be, how things where different from our hi-speed, high technology, our 'ican't' live without google, facebook or twitter world we and our children live today. It made me think about how machine oriented we are, how lost we can become when we 'are not connected', how much time is spent looking at a computer or smart phone screeen rather than looking into the eyes of our loved ones, or taking in all the beauty, or creating and cherishing real relationships and friendships.

I think back when we made our own happiness and fun. We didn't depend on smart phones, computers, MP3 players, GPS, cable TV, wireless phones, and all else. We depended on our imagination to create games, mysteries stories, and hiding places. Our friends were within a one block radius of our house. We didn't lock our doors and windows. We wore our shoes out before we threw them away, and, in some cases, we had them repaired because we really liked them or couldn't afford new ones. We never bought a new car. We always bought used because the "bugs had been worked out” and we kept the car until it was finished. We used a push lawn mower which was why we didn't let the grass grow too long. Was it a simple life? It was simple from a technology aspect, but we had our problems. We had to use our imaginations, our physical strength, our families, our friends, and ourselves for everything. I believe it is how you look at simplicity and process it.

YEEEEHAAAA!!!!! It is Friday. Time to do the Friday dance, sing the Friday song, it's Winnery Concert Day here in Westport, and … We should do this every day. Well, lets start today. Have a wonderful day. We’re gonna.

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Scott Fogleman
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Noemi- We often choose to live in the modern world. We have to for business, but in our personal lives we chan cut the cord and the way we want...

Aug 10, 2012 06:28 AM #1
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Sounds like fun, I have not been in that area for awhile, miss the private Wingearsheak beach not far from their...

Aug 10, 2012 06:30 AM #2
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Peter Matyko
Keller Williams Realty Advantage - Oviedo, FL
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Oh yes, simplelife is great.  Sometimes we forget what it is all about.

Aug 10, 2012 07:49 AM #3
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Laura Cerrano
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I work with pretty rich people at times but I find to do more with less is indeed the key! :)

Aug 10, 2012 08:58 PM #4
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Noemi Cardoso
William Raveis Real Estate - Westport, MA

Laura, i completely agree.

I myself have been on a journey of living better with less. One of my favorite books 'Gifts from the Sea' from Anne Morrow Lindbergh has a this paragraph '...One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding, how little one can get along with, not how much. Physical shedding to beggin with, which then misteriously spreads into the other fields.' This paragraph speaks to me all the time, I live on this little loft on the beach and there is so much that is 'really' necessary. To begin there is no physical space for unnecessary things, everything has a use and a reason to be in my house and, with time, it did turned out to be contagious to the other aspects of life, people and things can come and go but only the things I truly need and the meaningful relationships stays and will remain...

Aug 11, 2012 06:54 AM #5
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