What does it mean to 'live well' when you're exhausted from juggling the demands of work and a young family? When you've been around long enough to be scarred by loss, disappointment or frustration? When your memory is beginning to fade and you feel a burden to others? Whatever the situation we find ourselves in, this down-to-earth book will help restore a sense of purpose. Alan Hargrave draws upon 'rules of life', from Benedict to Iona, to enable us to think seriously about the pattern of our living. Through absorbing stories, honest and often very funny accounts of his own personal struggles, and the provision of many useful exercises, he aims to help us find our own 'rule of life' -- one that will not only sustain us, but allow the light that may have gone out of our eyes to shine once more! And as the energy we need to look beyond ourselves returns, so we will discover new and creative ways to express the love of God to our wonderful, needy world.