Monday, January 4, 2010

Perfect Solutions - or The Lack Thereof

I am presently watching the television show "Hoarders" on the A&E channel. I find it disturbing because I cannot imagine living like these people do. Their homes are literally filled from floor to ceiling with paper and things and vermin and filth.

My solution would be to get about a million garbage bags, throw everything away, and start over with nothing (which is why they will never hire me to be a helper on the show). But that's not the way to deal with it. The hoarders have to get to the emotional heart of the hoarding problem in order to successfully deal with it.

What does this have to do with anything? Simply this - just because I think I have the answer to someone else's problem doesn't make it so. Maybe I can help - but I can't fix it with what I believe is the perfect solution. And come to think of it, just because someone else thinks they have the perfect answer to my issues, doesn't make it so, either.

So, you work on your stuff and I'll work on mine. We'll worry about somebody else's stuff another day.
Things that make today great: Chatting with Shirley at the cleaners; home-cooked dinner with Maribeth, Mathieu, and Steve; finding camera cords; new binoculars from Red Cross Racing

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Watched the same show with Eddie- some of it rang true to the point that he got up and started throwing stuff away! Amazing!