To feel this way!

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In our house there are debates regarding the staying power or popularity of the Beatles versus One Direction between my mother and daughter.  You can guess who takes which position.  This week the young boy band announced they would take a hiatus after their tour to pursue solo careers for at least a year.  I must say that when I was a teenager there was no boy band that I followed but I have now attended three One Direction concerts three summers in a row.  I am there more to watch my daughter and her friends watch the band than to follow them myself.  I am not even sure after all of this time that I could name more than a few songs they sing.

Having said all of this, I think this picture captures a feeling that we all wish we could bottle.   Enamored and mesmerized are what comes to my mind.  What comes to yours?

Who could be on the stage that would make you feel or react the same way my daughter and her friend did?  This reaction makes the drive to and the cost of the concert all worth it for me.  What or who are you willing to drive or spend money to be closer to?

Story vs. Fairytale

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When I was younger my mom drilled into my head that lady is always a woman but woman is not always a lady.  Clearly she was using this as a teaching moment to encourage me to make the right choices in life.  For some reason her saying that to me popped in my head this morning on my run as I thought about a fairytale is always a story but a story isn’t always a fairytale.  Each and everyone of us has a story some of us have volumes of stories some are happy, sad, tragic, or dramatic.  That’s what makes us who we are.  If an outsider picked up your story would they label it a fairytale?   What would it take to make it one?  In my mind a fairytale is a story that ends happily ever after.   The main character finds love in a person, place, thing or lifestyle.  I’ve never thought of Moving For Love as a fairytale service but maybe it is…. Let us help you find your happily ever after.

 

 

Are you a philanthropist?

I recently received an email with this question in the subject line.  My initial reaction is that I try to be one and support great causes with time or money.  However, when I think of identifying someone as a philanthropist I think of people whose names grace buildings and foundations don’t you?

What I’ve never given much thought to the origin of the word, philanthropist.  It is derived from two Greek words, philos (loving) and anthropos (person): loving person.

If go even deeper, I would say that in order to help others and be a loving person we must begin by loving ourselves.  Summer is a time that love is in the air and in the movies.  It is a great time for us to remember that charity starts at home and if we are going to strive to label ourselves as philanthropists which is a wonderful goal to have then we must love who and what we stand for before loving others.

If there is anything about yourself or you life that you don’t love I suggest that you sit on the porch swing this summer and see what it would take to change that.  If you think your home or location are preventing you from loving your life please let our Moving For Love “philanthropists” aka personal move assistants help you assess your next move.

What I know for Sure

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How many of you read Oprah Magazine?  Each month she entitles an article “What I know for sure”.  I always enjoy reading it and knowing that she is sitting somewhere peaceful as she reflects.  In the June issue  she was on her front porch in Maui.  How great does that sound?

While some of us may only dream about a house in Maui everyone of us has lounged in the great outdoors and reflected on what it is we know or wish we knew.  Summertime is the best time for this.  Between kids swim meets, golf matches, baseball and lacrosse I try and find time to enjoy the fresh air by lounging on the porch and just soaking up the warmth and sounds of summer.  I often reflect on why I love where I live.  Our house has great outdoor space so this is the time of year that I love my house the most.  Do you have a season that you love your house the best?  If you can’t answer that with certainty then maybe this is the best time for you to think about moving.  Whether it is within your neighborhood or across the country let our personal move assistants help you.

 

Which is smarter you or your phone?

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Don’t worry…. I am not really asking you to answer since I don’t want the question asked of me!

As you know, I have written a bunch about dating online and it’s outcomes.   This morning, the Wall Street Journal published an article, “Love in the Time of Smartphones”  What seemed taboo or for “other” people just twenty years ago today is so accepted and common place that apps pop up every day to help people connect and find companionship.  The success stories and analytics that exist are incredible.

I think the reason why I love reading all about these tools has to do with the my love of  travel and real estate.  When you feel like you’ve looked everywhere  you can for Mr. or Mrs. Right in your city/town the rest of the world is still an option. Where have you always wanted to live or travel?  Why not drop a pin there and see if your perfect match exists there?  Better yet, after reading about some of these apps why not focus on what you love to do without any concern of where you have do it.  Who knows that approach may result in finding someone who lives around the corner but shares your passion to ski, bike, golf or fill in the blank.

If the latest downloaded app leads you to love don’t end there pick up the phone dial Moving For Love.  We are waiting to hear your story and help it end happily ever after!