Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bigger but maybe not better

As we traveled around Italy, 
I was reminded how sometime I get the idea that bigger (and newer) might be better.
Fiat 500 next to a Trulli house...both pretty small
But that is not necessarily true.
I needed that reminder.
A reminder that 
older and smaller still have their charm and their perks.
That whatever might be older and smaller in your life, 
doesn't necessarily need to change 
...unless we are talking about clothes
...I can handle older...but not smaller.
So enjoy things in your life even if you can't always afford bigger and newer stuff.
(homes, electronics:TV, cell phones...)
Have a great Father's Day weekend
and

Stay Frugal,

11 comments:

Revi said...

True - charming!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I think I prefer a lot of the vintage to the new, and I still can't use my Iphone with all it's stuff. I just make calls, that's all I need Hugs, Marty

Lena said...

Beautiful post! And beautiful small Italian streets :)I'm reading a book about Amish people right now, and what you wrote about is their life-long motto!

Melissa Ryan said...

Aww I love seeing the Italy pics!

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

More beautiful pictures from your trip along with another lovely and thoughtful post.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Great post and so pure Italian. Funny is that I did a post about this Fiat 500: http://bit.ly/10oy3Fq
Father's Day is a special day and it should never be about the biggest gifts or whatever. Your common sense is being greatly appreciated.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Suzan Sweatman said...

Beauitful post - Gorgeous photos -
True words
We all need reminders like that from time to time
Hugs,
Suzan

Cristina Garay said...

That's so true! Great pics!

Leslie Harris said...

this is so true. It's so easy to want bigger and newer, I think we're practically brain-washed in our culture. That's why I enjoy your blog and your perspective so much. We have similar views on what's important.
Leslie

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Such cool little cars and the homes and streets are so charming! What a fun time you must have had going back to visit!
Liz

Libby said...

This is the line I enjoyed the most:

"So enjoy things in your life even if you can't always afford bigger and newer stuff."

So true. Well said. :-)