If you lasso the guy or gal on the street outside of Vacationland, Maine.
And ask them what does the word “Maine” mean, the short list would include unspoiled, natural, not crowded or over built up. Oh sure lighthouses, lobsters, the sea coast tourist traps for trinkets would come to mind. Mt Katahdin, hot fresh blueberry pie and Maine potatoes would also be uttered in the man on the street survey interview too.
Being a good steward means respect for the land, water, natural resources in Maine.
Protecting it, cherishing your Maine surroundings. Living a simpler life and with energy conservation, frugality in mind. Not wasting anything. Not because you are miserly but because it is living in moderation. Not prone to excess. Less is more. Having all you need, not everything you want. Being grateful you have anything at all.
Henry David Thoreau appreciated life in Maine too. Was deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay. His valuable Maine writings also at the same time advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life’s true essential needs. Henry David Thoreau’s stand the test of time thought provoking literature using Maine as the creative backdrop for inspiration is available for you too. Get to Maine. Often.
Survival in life amidst hostile elements and carving out a worth while existence any way without natural decay or expense to our surroundings. Thoreau promoted abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life’s true essential needs.
Thoreau did a lot in his short 45 year old life that included insightful writing, reflections done in Maine.
To make people think about being good stewards. To not live in excess that clutters a person’s life. Robs them of precious time to enjoy the little things money can not buy. That are the real gems of existence on the revolving blue and green marble.
The animated film “Why I’m Moving To Maine” nails it rather simply too. Man does mess up this Earth with the hunger and waste for energy to fuel life made more complicated than God intended. Strive to keep it simple. Always.
Maine, only one place was made like her. Treat her like a lady. What are you waiting for? Sample ME. Get here quick as you can, as often as time allows.