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December 2002


Stop the Insanity!


Buy Yourself Holiday Time by Paying Attention

HomeHunter© In 2003


ll my life I’ve heard people say that I was enough, I had enough, I did enough” o you have an time really begins to fly when you have simply say “Enough.” email address? children. Now that we have So with each inhalation, If so, you can benefit from a little Holly, I finally see what say one wish-word in your HOT BUTTERED RUM powerful, hassle-free way they mean! Or maybe it’s mind. Then as you exhale, 2 quarts apple cider or juice to see the latest listings just getting older that does it. whisper or focus your 2 cups brown sugar via email the moment You want time to speed up mind on the other wish. 4 sticks cinnamon they arrive on the MLS so that the holiday break will Do this as you walk or 1/2 cup butter system. This locating tool is one come—so you can hurry up before you get out of bed 1/2 cup rum of Bruce’s free services. and relax. in the morning or Just e-mail or call today Simmer juice, sugar, and cinnamon Then when the holidays whenever you feel a little and ask to try: 15 to 20 minutes. Add butter and arrive you want time to jumpy. The HomeHunter©. rum and simmer another 10 minsloooow down so you can To slow the passing of Looking for an east-end utes. Serve hot. Serves 8. really feel ready, rested and time at gatherings, beachfront with a garage and gas heat? Done! How refreshed for the New Year. cultivate your ability to about a 2-storey near Well, I’ve learned that the secret to slowing really listen. Focus on the person’s words and time down is to stay where all life’s riches the meaning between the words instead of what Birchview Dunes school with town services? No reside: in the moment. you are going to say next. problem! But living mindfully takes some doing— Instead of playing devil’s advocate, ask The HomeHunter© you have to stop the endless stream of questions and delight in the stories you draw automatically sends you listing information and thoughts about the past and the future. You out. Lending an active ear is not only a great photos of properties have to stop judging, doubting and worrying. gift to loved ones, it keeps you focused on the that meet your criteria. My wife Mary believes that to fully moment, thus slowing down our perceived You just accept or reject experience each moment it helps to turn your life’s pace. the listing online and, if it attention to your breathing, one of the Mary and I are looking forward to nurturing seems perfect, contact Bruce and he’ll arrange a slowest most basic tasks in life. connections in our lives—connections to our showing. Here’s a way that breathing can help make families, connections to favorite holiday Be the first to hear your wishes come true: What traditions (like getting out Mom’s favorite about new listings in your are your two greatest recipes for a cookie exchange with friends) and search area. Call Bruce at wishes for the holidays? re-connecting with friends and clients at (705) 429-4500 or send a quick e-mail to: Shorten the wishes to one gatherings and via my newsletter. word each—for example, Instead of having unrealistic expectations, we instead of “to erase hope to just be as laid back as possible, keeping Compiled for happy clients by: conflict in the world the holiday cheer flowing (hot buttered rum is Bruce Johnson and to feel at peace very nice, I hear). Sales Representative with my life and my We wish you and your circle of family and Mary Johnson loved ones” friends a sense of having/being/doing enough, Assistant RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach Inc. simply say peace, and abundant happiness in the New 1263 Mosley St., Box 490 “Peace.” Year. We are truly grateful for your presence in Wasaga Beach, ON L0L 2P0 Or another our lives. email: example: if So please let’s all live in our moments— and your wish is let the chips (and dips) fall where they may! Tel: 705-429-4500 something like “I wish I felt Fax: 705-429-4019

~Bruce & Mary

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SUNWARD ESTATES ALL -BRICK HOME All brick 2-storey home in Sunward Estates with 1,360 sq.ft. finished on each level. Ideal for two families with two kitchens, two woodburning fireplaces set into brick mantels and 3 bedrooms down and another 2 bedrooms up. Also, a huge 114’ x 185’ landscaped lot with mature fruit trees. Offered at $166,900

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Christmas Carols For the Psychiatrically Challenged  Schizophrenia: Do You Hear What I Hear?  Multiple Personality Disorder: We Three Kings Disoriented Are  Dementia: I Think I'll Be Home For Christmas  Manic: Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and…  Narcissistic: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing About Me  Paranoid: Santa Claus Is Coming To Get Me  Personality Disorder: You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll Tell You Why

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Sales Representative 1263 Mosley Street, Box 490 Wasaga Beach, ON L0L 2P0 email:


Happy Holidays from Bruce, Mary and Holly

Published by Bruce Johnson, Sales Representative, RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach Inc. Not intended to solicit properties currently listed.

Window on Wasaga - December 2002  

Window on Wasaga - December 2002

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