If You Were to Pen a Message to Set Adrift in a Bottle

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

I’ve been having vivid dreams lately. I understand many folks during this pandemic are. In my latest dream I was setting a bottle adrift with a message inside, somewhere along the California coast near Half Moon Bay. I can’t recall my specific message scripted on the parchment inside, but after waking, it gave reason to contemplate what it could be.


I’m wondering what sort of message most of us would put in a bottle to set adrift on a sea of mankind. Certainly, in today’s 2020 world of raucous incongruent happenings on a near daily basis, there are many ponderings to act as inspiration.


Would we put in contact information – “If you find this message, please contact me at 555-1212?” Or perhaps, your thoughts wonder about the future, and you pen the words, “Do I still need to wear a mask?” OR, Is Congress still as dysfunctional as it was in 2020?” 

So, on this Monday morning, at the beginning of a brand new week, if you were to inscribe a message to put in a bottle, what words would you pen? 

Comments (28)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Myrl Jeffcoat love the creative process that gave you this idea...and my message, would read,  There are far, far many more wonderfulness in our world if you would care to really take a look...it makes the other stuff look like ants climbing up an elephant's leg with rape on their mind!

Happy Monday!  A

Jul 13, 2020 11:10 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Michael Jacobs - "Help," is one of those "Monday" kinds of responses.  I can fully relate!

Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- Your inscription is so indicative of the times we are living in.

 Joseph Domino 480-390-6011  - Now there's the best idea for an inscription yet!

Jul 13, 2020 11:38 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Bruce Walter - Since it would be sent from Half Moon Bay, I would need to check the tides to see where it would likely travel.  

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I like your inscription.  And, thanks for the feature in the "Bananatude" group. 

Barbara Todaro - Ah yes, "A functioning democracy" - Very important indeed!

Jul 13, 2020 11:41 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Sharon Lee - Happiness and contentment are important treasures in life. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - OK, your inscription made me spill iced tea on my keyboard!. . .LOL

Jul 13, 2020 11:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Myrl Jeffcoat I am sorry about the keyboard, and hopefully it will survive the spill, and that is exactly how I see the world regardless of what garbage is presently spewing...LOL A

Jul 13, 2020 11:54 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Be kind to yourself and others.  Think good thoughts as they will create your now and your future.

Jul 13, 2020 03:24 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

If you found this bottle with this message, it is one in 300,000 that washes up onshore. Go play the lottery! 

Jul 13, 2020 05:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Myrl- what a wonderful post and it's one that certainly makes us ponder. I love Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 comment and got one of my favorite things...a belly laugh from Ron and Alexandra Seigel's comment!!!!! 

Jul 13, 2020 05:33 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I had not given this much thought, but now that you mention it, I will have to think about it.

Jul 13, 2020 09:30 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have never contemplated penning a message to put in a bottle and set adrift but I guess if I did I would want it to be an inspirational message that would uplift whoever found it.

Jul 14, 2020 06:58 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

COngrats on the feature...Hoping my comment sticks since I like others are having AR issues!

Jul 19, 2020 08:14 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Hmmm. What an interesting question. I'd probably put something like, "You are wonderful and loved"

Jul 20, 2020 04:42 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 

My message would be "If you find this bottle and read the message please acknowledge receipt"...lol

Jul 20, 2020 08:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Myrl Jeffcoat,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Love the question and can just picture someone finding the bottle with a note in it. I definitely would pen a message similar to Joseph Domino 480-390-6011!! 

Jul 20, 2020 12:52 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I want to buy an island in the Pacific. Help me.

Sam Shueh

Jul 22, 2020 07:33 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I don't know what message I would write but I have been thinking about what I will write in my Christmas Memories book I've been keeping for over 20 years...it's usually a short recap of the year and holiday festivities. This year's entry will be a long one!

Jul 22, 2020 08:14 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

That's a good question - one I'd have to ponder a bit. Right now - I have no idea!

Jul 22, 2020 09:11 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I wish you happiness, peace, prosperity, but mostly I wish you good health. Seize the day!

Jul 23, 2020 09:51 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Mine might say, "This too shall pass!"  Maybe a post about headlines and what's going on for some details! 

Jul 27, 2020 07:26 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Myrl, I really loved your happy and loving post.  Yes, I knew immediately what I would write and perhaps it is because of the isolation and unnatural loneliness of our current life with the Covid-19, it would just be a reaching out and filled with an open message of love and kindness and definitely my contact information.

Apr 12, 2021 10:40 PM