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Find Your Place- Beyond its Monetary Worth

Posted by Brad Nolen on July 7, 2023

“Find Your Place: Beyond its Monetary Worth”
In a fast-paced and interconnected world, the allure of rural properties extends far beyond their monetary value. Rural properties offer a unique fascination that resonates with our emotions, creating a sentimental attachment that often surpasses mere financial considerations. In this article, we delve into the intrinsic value of rural property and explore a few ways it can hold a special place in our life, contributing to our overall well-being and quality of life.
1. Tranquility and Peace:
Rural properties are often found in landscapes that are slowly becoming fewer and further between, surrounded by nature’s beauty and tranquility. The quiet environment, away from the noise and chaos of urban life, creates a sense of calm, relaxation, and rest. The peace and quiet found in these rural retreats provide a respite from the demands and stresses of everyday life, allowing individuals to unwind and recharge. The relief derived from such an environment is invaluable, contributing to a greater sense of well-being and contentment. We are reminded in Psalm 46 that we are created to routinely have the discipline to “Be still and know that I am God”. It’s essential for human flourishing. What better place to do this then rural property…. “Your Place”
2. Nostalgia and Memories:
Rural properties, particularly those passed down through generations, hold a wealth of memories and nostalgia. They are often filled with stories of family gatherings, childhood adventures, and cherished moments. These properties become the backdrop for countless shared experiences and a testament to the bonds that tie families together. Each corner of the property carries a piece of personal history. Monetary value will never be able to be placed on such experiences.
3. Connection with Creation and the Creator:
Having rural areas to live in or retreat to affords landowners the ability to see and experience nature and have a deeper understanding of our role as stewards of what we have been entrusted with. The vast open spaces, rolling hills, mature forests, creeks, hunting adventures, fishing trips and so many more provide an opportunity to immerse oneself in nature’s wonders. Whether it’s waking up on crisp morning in your tent with your family by your side, to the sounds of chirping birds waking the morning up, observing wildlife, or stargazing under a clear night sky, rural properties enable humans a connection with nature that remind us of our Creator’s intelligence and creativity.
4. Sustainable Living and Self-Sufficiency:
Rural properties often come with ample land that allows for self-sufficiency and sustainable living. The ability to cultivate gardens, raise livestock, or manage a working forest not only provides a sense of accomplishment but also contributes to a more sustainable lifestyle. The freedom that comes from growing and /or harvesting one’s food or living off the grid is immeasurable.
5. Community and Relationships:
Rural living is often characterized by a strong sense of community and close-knit relationships. The smaller population size and shared rural experiences create a supportive network of neighbors and friends who look out for one another. Shopping at local farmers markets, grocery stores, or attending the local community recreation center. The genuine sense of belonging and the bonds formed in these close communities are invaluable assets that money cannot buy.

Rural properties possess a sentimental value that transcends their monetary worth. The tranquility, nostalgia, connection with nature, self-sufficiency, and sense of community they offer contribute to our overall well-being and happiness. As we navigate a world that often emphasizes financial gain, recognizing and appreciating the intrinsic value of rural properties can be an anchor reminding us of what truly matters, the importance of a balanced and fulfilling life. So, whether you own a rural property or dream of having one, remember that its sentimental worth is immeasurable and can enrich your life in ways that money alone cannot achieve.

By: Sam Tate, ALRF #2269
Phone: 334-734-2059

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