Puzzling Times

Hi everyone! 

Happy Monday 🙂

“ A puzzle. These times are a puzzle.” That is the thought that came to mind as I sat Sunday afternoon staring at 500 pieces of quirky shapes and colors.

I had bought the puzzle last January in hopes of creating some cozy winter vibes in my home. Little did I know at the time how much of my home I would be seeing for the next several hundred days. Yet, despite my plans, I didn’t touch the puzzle until this past Sunday, nine months later.  I must have instinctively  known it would be more handy later on in the year. 

As I sat down to begin sorting the pieces I was hoping the puzzle would cast a soothing spell.  Helping me to enjoy the snow storm and reflect on how much I have to be grateful for. It kind of worked. I could still feel the agitation from a week of being in quarantine, wildfires burning, remote teaching, and just the general vibe of the times. I slowly relaxed and felt little waves of triumph as certain pieces began to fit together. It was then I had my puzzle revelation.

Life is a puzzle right now. How to move forward with our lives during Covid has more questions than answers. All of the pieces are there: career, family, friends, hobbies etc. The problem is it is a new puzzle and I,  for one, do not know where all the pieces fit yet. The good news is that I have all the pieces. Once I get the border together and fill in the pieces, it will begin to make sense.

Puzzles can be stressful if we are not relaxed and do not approach them with an attitude of fun and wanting a challenge. Then again, there is nothing quite like the feeling of putting that final piece in place and standing back to admire the work. 

May several pieces of your puzzle fit together this week!

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Until next time,


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