Simplicity Day is July 12- Count Me In!

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Simplicity Day is July 12-Count Me In!

Years ago there was an ad that pictured a young girl with the caption delray beachRemember how simple life used to be?

If you’re of a certain age, I’ll bet you remember that ad.

Well, today is Simplicity Day and it is celebrated in honor of the birthday of Henry David Thoreau.

 

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.

Henry David Thoreau



For me, I’ve always tried to keep it simple...the little black dress, simple food, one go-to purse (which is not to say that I don’t have more, I have one that I always carry) and a relatively simple lifestyle.

 

And, the older I get the more I appreciate simplicity in my life. While I’m not going to give up my iDevices, I do love nothing more than to sit and read (on my iPad or iPhone).



The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

home staging master bath



And I suppose I should tie this into Home Staging...these two thoughts come to mind.

 

1.When preparing your home for sale, you’ll want to use a simplicity of design.

This allows a buyer to see the possibilities of the space. Removing the distractions helps to create a sense of peace.

2.Keeping simplicity in mind while you live in your home means less for you to do when and if you do decide to sell!!!

 

I’ve tried meditation but haven’t mastered it yet. For now, my simplicity of life comes from my time at the beach.

 

delray beach

 

What about you? What have you done or are you doing to add simplicity to your life?

 

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
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Good morning Kathy Streib,

A great analogy to use when it comes to staging. I've always loved simplicity and like Nina Hollander adhered to the KISS principle throughout my life and business!

Jul 12, 2018 04:18 AM #3
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Donald Urschalitz
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I live the KISS principle, just to cray out there if you let it in.

Jul 12, 2018 05:30 AM #4
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Kathy. All I can say is I am working on it! It is a real journey! Enjoy your day!

Jul 12, 2018 05:37 AM #5
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Joan Cox
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Kathy, I like that, and today should be pretty easy - meeting and a walk thru for a new listing.  It would be lovely to sit in that chair!  

Jul 12, 2018 05:52 AM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

And my favorite quote is by Leonardo da Vinci on the subject:  "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication!"  We keep striving for that...and the Thoreau quote is perfect also,

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.

Henry David Thoreau

Jul 12, 2018 06:09 AM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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You can count me in as well, Kathy.  I'm working hard at keeping it all simple.

Jul 12, 2018 06:12 AM #8
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Thank you for this blog post. I enjoyed it very much. 

Jul 12, 2018 08:33 AM #9
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Will Hamm
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Hello Kathy,  what a great way to start the morning with a grat blog with you and great quotes as well.  Make it a great day!

 

Jul 12, 2018 08:47 AM #10
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Joe Pryor
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If it is simplicity day then I am simply going to get on the plane today from Tel Aviv and simply tell my wife tomorrow, I love you.

Jul 12, 2018 10:25 AM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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As a true believe that life is most beautiful in its simplest form. . .Count me in!

Jul 12, 2018 02:11 PM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jul 12, 2018 02:12 PM #13
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Susan Haughton
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Wonderful quotes and a nice seque into home staging. Well done!

Jul 12, 2018 03:01 PM #14
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Hi Nina Hollander I have a feeling that most of us arrive at the KISS point sooner or later. 

Gita Bantwal I've been on a big "get rid of" kick since the first of the year. 

Jul 12, 2018 04:23 PM #15
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Kathy Streib
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Dorie Dillard I think that when you have more simplicity in your life, you have more opportunity to experience life. 

Donald Urschalitz I think it's why I like Florida...all you need are flip shops, a tee shirt, and shorts. 

Jul 12, 2018 04:27 PM #16
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Kathy Streib
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Wayne Martin At least you're striving for it. 

Joan Cox spend 20 minutes there and you'll feel totally relaxed. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel perhaps it's why the little black dress has remained so popular. 

Jul 12, 2018 04:31 PM #17
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Gabe Sanders contentment comes with simplicity. 

Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- I'm so glad you liked it!

Hi Will Hamm so happy you liked them. Have a good Friday (the 13th)!

Jul 12, 2018 04:34 PM #18
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Joe Pryor That's a good way to experience simplicity. 

Myrl Jeffcoat welcome to the club!!! And thank you for the feature in your group. 

Susan Haughton it seemed like an easy path!

Jul 12, 2018 04:37 PM #19
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I did not know until reading this shortly after 9pm that today was Simplicity Day, but I am glad to say that I indeed had a simple day.

Jul 12, 2018 06:05 PM #20
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

At this stage in my life, I refuse to let anything complicated enter into it.  Once this business gets complicated I'll retire again

Jul 13, 2018 02:25 AM #21
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Congratulations, Kathy, on your feature recognition.

Many of us need to simplify our lives.

Jul 13, 2018 05:47 AM #22
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