The Puzzle Pieces of Life

Have you ever looked back on the events of your life and realized that good or bad, everything has seemed to fit so perfectly together like pieces of a puzzle? Maybe you didn’t get the dream job that you wanted, yet later went on to find something way better. Maybe you went to the doctor for a medical issue and while there the doctor discovered something that you hadn’t even noticed, they saved your life. Possibly you studied so hard to try to get into a specialized program in college, but you didn’t make it. Years later you found yourself in a situation that wouldn’t have allowed you to take on a job in that field.


The common denominator in the events above is that even though life may have strayed from where you wanted to be, in most ways everything added up, piece by piece the great puzzle of life started coming together. When we look back on our lives we may be able to pinpoint why certain things did or did not work out for us. Often it was a string of events that fit together so perfectly, that one by one our puzzle started fitting together.


There may be things in your life right now that you cannot explain how or why they happened, they just did. There may also be circumstances currently in your life that you realize looking back how much had to take place for x,y, and z to occur. Roadblocks and detours are a part of life and even though the road looks rough and rocky, in time it will take us to a very beautiful place.


I can remember several instances in my life where I was so disappointed with an outcome, I couldn’t understand why that had to happen to me. Time moved on and slowly I got back into the swing of life and kept moving forward. Years later I realize that some of these disappointments were the biggest blessings. I was being deviated from a path that would not serve me in the future. It may have taken months or years, but I eventually realized why things happened the way that they did, it was just the puzzle pieces falling into place.


The next time that a situation in your life doesn’t go the way you had hoped or planned, try to think of this as a blessing and a favor. You are being guided away from something that may have not served you nor made you happy.


Life is very interesting and complex. I like to tell myself that everything happens for a reason and that everything is coming together the way that it should. One event in our lives leads to another and so on. Piece by piece we lay down parts of the biggest puzzle that we call life.

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