Live Wider Not Longer

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Inspirational Post for 6/20/19

by Patricia Feager




There is nothing wrong with wanting to live a long life but I wonder why? I'd much rather live a wider life, fuller, and more meaningful than long and unfulfilled. When days aren't busy they seem long. I'd rather be busy than coast through life without a care in the world. Below are some of my favorite quotes plus my personal thoughts and opinions. I would love to know if any of these resonate with you. Comments would be appreciated. 


All life is an experiment.

The more experiments you make the better. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


In reference to life expectancy, I would rather live wider with unexpected happiness than long without any roadmap friends and/or family to share my life. 


Life is a game, play it; Life is a challenge, Meet it; Life is an opportunity, Capture it. ~ Unknown


Wasted time is a wasted life and in my opinion, the more distractions you give full attention to, the more you lose the sense of time that really matters to you on earth.


The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. ~ Louis E. Boone


If you think of each day as a separate life you can spend a generous amount of your time achieving more every single day without putting off what you hope to achieve for the future which may never arrive.


The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ~Eleanor Roosevelt


Never squander time but don't sacrifice all your time for another's sake. Be your own timekeeper. Live wide!


If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun. ~ Katharine Hepburn





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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
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All of the quotes resonate with me. I am a firm believer in living well/wide. Life might be as short for us as today, or it could be decades longer. We should use whatever time we have to experience new things, grow as people, learn, etc. 

Jun 20, 2019 02:57 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Fantastic quotes, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP most of my days are filled, but I always make time for sharing what little I know to help people I know get healthy and/or find new business.... and the latter are competitors!! nothing like shooting myself in the foot....but that's what make competing fun.

Jun 20, 2019 04:01 AM #3
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Totally agree, you have to live life and grab hold of it. Take risks, step out into the unknown and you will experience life. You cannot see the world tied up to the dock, you have to leave the harbour.

Jun 20, 2019 04:19 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. Katharine Hepburn gets my vote. Sometimes you have to ignore the rule book! Enjoy your day!

Jun 20, 2019 05:46 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. Neat perspective, but why aren't both things possible?

Jun 20, 2019 06:30 AM #6
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, living a long life without a purpose and joy won't mean much to me. I'm certain that would be acceptable for many and that's OK too. Beautiful quotes, I love the one by Katherine Hepburn.

Jun 20, 2019 07:33 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am with you there!  I am not on a quest to live a longer life, but I hope that the things that I am doing will lead to me being healthy and feeling good for the rest of my life, however long that might be.  If that leads to a longer life, so be it.

Jun 20, 2019 07:37 AM #8
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Patricia... you'll get no argument from me... I'd rather have a shorter meaningful life than a long meaningless one. 

The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. ~ Louis E. Boone

Jun 20, 2019 08:04 AM #9
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Good Morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP so true! Live each day and moment being present and add some fun, joy, laughter and of course family and friends too!

If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun. ~ Katharine Hepburn

Jun 20, 2019 10:05 AM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I am a very boring person, so I will take the long life

Jun 20, 2019 12:07 PM #11
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia- - -I like your selection of quotes especially one of my favorites by Katherine Hepburn.  A classic!

Jun 20, 2019 12:17 PM #12
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I had to laugh at Katherine Hepburn's quote but I could see her saying it. However, Eleanor Roosevelt's quote really resonated with me. 

Jun 20, 2019 12:59 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Patricia- I do love this post and while all of the quotes ring true... the one by Louis E Boone is one we all should have on our mirror so we see it when we wake up every morning. 

Jun 20, 2019 04:51 PM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Patricia:

I love this thoughtful post and all the quotes, but if I have to pick a fave it would be Boone's! I think living a very long life without any meaning, fun, friends, family, and overall happiness is tragic!

Enjoy your weekend!


Jun 21, 2019 02:37 PM #15
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

The Eleanor Roosevelt quote also resonates with me...

For me, staying present and living in the moment is key. I'm not great at it all of the time, but I do know it's the best chance we have to live a joyfilled and productive life. Each day is a new chance to become an even greater version of ourselves. 

Jun 22, 2019 07:56 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


Jun 22, 2019 07:37 PM #17
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha' moments for the week! I loved all the quotes especially from that classy lady Katharine Hepburn and Eleanor Roosevelt...two great perspectives!

Jun 23, 2019 06:21 AM #18
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's fabulous!  I hope you're living life to the fullest today and every day.

Jun 23, 2019 12:39 PM #19
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Congrats on being featured by Kathy this week!  Great post!

Jun 24, 2019 06:48 AM #20
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Patricia, I love all the quotes and all resonate with me. In reference to life expectancy, I would rather live wider with unexpected happiness than long without any roadmap friends and/or family to share my life.

Jun 24, 2019 05:09 PM #21
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