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A Material Girl ? Not Me

Monday, December 09, 2013

" Never make a credit decision on a beach." Victor J. Boschini

People just know to ruin a good thing. They are in the most beautiful surroundings at the beach . They have the beauty of mother nature . emoticon emoticon emoticon .The have blue skies and calm seas. emoticon
and lots of sunshine.

What are they doing really enjoying themselves? .No they are thinking about what they will buy. What new gadget they can possess. Who cares if they can't afford it. ? They buy it anyway.

You see them everywhere talking on their cell phones , playing with their e-readers. Listening to their I pod . A few bring their laptops while they discuss how their gps got them there. They have the latest coolers and the coolest chairs.

Well I will have none of that. All I need to happy on the beach is a towel and a good paperback book. I go to the beach to listen to the waves. To marvel at the scenery.

But I guess I am different . You see my car is over 10 years old. My computer over 5 years. I have a very small I pod my daughter gave me that is also 5 years old with songs on it from that time. I don't have the latest cell phone, I don't have gps for my car. I don't have it and I don't miss it.

I do have some debt but I am working on it.

I am proof that you can enjoy your life you can happy and fulfilled emoticon
Without the latest or newest gadget.

Next time you at the beach unplug wind down and enjoy the scenery. That goes for the mountains and lakes and your latest outdoor workout. That way you don't miss the important stuff.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MSLZZY 12/14/2013 6:51AM


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LOVESLIFE48 12/10/2013 8:44PM

    I totally agree!!

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KIWIANN 12/10/2013 9:55AM

    Great advice!! emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEBIRD63 12/10/2013 8:48AM

    You are so amazing :)

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/10/2013 8:05AM

    Yesterday, I was in line at a store and met a friend who asked me to FB her. I told her I didn't do FB or any other electronic things. (other than this site and some email) The looks on the faces of those in line were priceless - astounded that I was not hooked up electronically. I'm always amazed at how people can't put their phones down and do other things with their hands.

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NEW-CAZ 12/10/2013 2:47AM

    emoticon I'm the same !

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REGILIEH 12/10/2013 12:27AM


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BLITZEN44 12/9/2013 11:42PM

    Yep! It's good to unplug whenever you can. I have an archaic flip phone. I'm sure when people see me use it they think I'm really poor or a time traveler!


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JACKIE542 12/9/2013 10:06PM

    I agree, I love to listen to the ocean, and when I hike I want to hear the birds, don't need any gadgets for those things they are free. emoticon

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MELMOMOF4 12/9/2013 9:28PM

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MILLISMA 12/9/2013 7:38PM

    I so agree...take time to smell the roses and enjoy the little things in life. There is so much out there that gives us beauty and joy and doesn't cost anything except to open your eyes and you heart.

Thanks for another fantastic blog emoticon

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TLB1630 12/9/2013 7:16PM

    emoticon emoticon I too love to hear the waves not people yakking on their phone. I laugh every time I see someone out walking or jogging and they are talking on their cell ---- WHAT??

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LINDAM.1 12/9/2013 7:04PM

  We live in Oregon It is Cold on the Beach. Climbing dear trails just to see the little ones is for me unless it is August.

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GODDREAMDIVA1 12/9/2013 6:48PM


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JANTHEBLONDE 12/9/2013 6:34PM

    thanks for sharing!

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HOLLYM48 12/9/2013 6:28PM

    It is true the gadgets are everywhere! I am actually enjoying a 10 year old car right now and not having any car payments since both my girls are in college. My car gets me from point a to point b and since it has heat in the winter and air in the summer I am good.
I don't have all the latest gadgets but I do have some but when I go to the beach, I am with you, I love to listen to the crashing sounds and the laughter of the people around me.
Some days we just need to be gadget free!

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