Saturday, May 15, 2010

STUFF. . . .

Remember hearing George Carlin talk about "stuff"? Everyone just wants a place for their stuff. "That's all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it."
Have you noticed that when people get too much "stuff" in their house, they have to rent a storage unit for more "stuff" that they obviously feel is too important to part with.
As George said, "Imagine that! There's a whole industry based on keeping an eye on other people's stuff!" How many people have even forgotten they have that "stuff"?

This guy had so much "stuff" he thought the side of a country road was a perfect spot for some of his "
stuff". As if we, who live in the less populated areas, have more space for other people's crappy "stuff"!
Have you noticed that only in America - do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless "stuff" in the garage? My husband loves to go
to garage sales to buy other peoples "stuff" to add to all his "stuff". I guess I shouldn't get on my soapbox and preach, cause I really have too much "stuff". As time goes by, I find I really want to get rid of more "stuff" and simplify my life in more ways then one. Not just ridding the "stuff" in my home, but all that emotional clutter that seems to take up too much space.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.

1 comment:

Cowgirl said...

Oh, girlie, you are singing my tune. If you want to rid yourself of stuff, just start doing it--one room at a time. It may take a while but this system works. In fact, I do it periodically (in the midst of it right now) and still find stuff to move on. You know how 'small' we live here and yet still things creep in and take up space. Be vigilant! I fill up a 'FREE' box and put it at the curb and it is amazing how fast things disappear. I know that is not possible where you live, but there are lots of organizations (and individuals) who can use your 'unused' stuff.

I recently gave away all my former business equipment to a young lady just starting out in the same business and she was so grateful. I was so grateful to her for taking it and it felt so good to help her out. It was so much better than having it all sitting in the basement gathering dust and growing obsolete.

As you can tell, I am not sentimental about stuff. I am only sentimental about those I love and have loved. You my sweet cousin are one of them.