My transition from cluttered to simple living.

Monday, October 3, 2011

What's It All about, Alfie?

What is it all about..this journey of ours?  Is it all about relationships...or is it all about things?  Is it a purposeful journey we are on...or did we just happen here?

What's it all about, Alfie?

I know I don't have any answers.  I seem to bluff my way through life feeling most of the time that I am heading nowhere....paddling a vessel upstream, against a strong current.

At times, I get a glimpse of what seems to be the "right " path.  It feels good.  It does good.  Then there are times when I feel like a ship without a captain....guided by the demands and actions of others that seem to have no better idea of where they are going than I.

What I am sure of, is that my possessions do not make me happy.  (Right now they are making me very unhappy.)  My relationships with others can make me happy...or profoundly sad as...sometimes the ones that should be the closest, end up being the ones that cause the most grief.

So...  I guess there are no "one size fits all" answers.  Each of us will find our own way...our own path.  Along the way we will be touched by many who will play a part in our lives in some way, shape or form.  We will endure the changes and surprises that life has to offer because...we have no other choice.

I guess that the only one thing I can feel pretty sure of is...  just when I think I have IT figured out, I will be proven wrong.


  1. I recently read this epigram by Ashley Brilliant: "Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules." I think you've discovered the truth of this one, Wendy! :-)

  2. Just when I think I got it figured out... I don't... is the story of my life. :-(

    God bless and have a Great Day! :-)

    BTW, thanks for your recent comment on my "Don't Mess With Old People!" post. ~Ron