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.

Making A Decision

We make decisions every day, some small, some life-changing, some that we don’t even know we are making because they are on the subconscious level. Some decisions in life are easy to make, others prove very difficult.

We all have ways of making decisions, for some of us we sit and think and ponder all options, some of us like to write things down, or make lists such as the famous pro/con list. Some of us just sit back and let fate and life drive us to our destination.

The ironic thing about having to make decisions is that often they are made for us. Life changes, or changes our course or path and we all of a sudden are headed in a different direction. What is meant to be for us always will. When faced with a big decision I personally like to make a plan and let the rest unfold as it should! Have you had to make a big decision lately?

The Perfect Life

I’m sure for a lot of us, we have had an image or idea of the kind of life plan, or life path that we wanted to take.  For some of us, we have had an idea of the “perfect life” since we were children.  Maybe we dreamed of going to college, getting married, then having children, or maybe our goal was to graduate high school, become an entrepreneur, and explore the world.  Whatever your ideal life had looked like, I am sure that it is somewhat quite different than you had envisioned.

I think with anything in life, we have some sort of idea of how we want, or expect things to play out.  We have this vision of what would happen if we could perfectly lay out the foundation of our own lives.  I know with my own life personally, I had a vision of my “perfect” life and what I had hoped would happen this far.  Overall, I have achieved many things that I wanted, however the way in which I obtained them, or the order in which they occurred in my life was nothing like I ever expected.  Like many, I have had some tremendous hurdles, road blocks, and detours in life.  If someone would have sat me down and told me all that was going to happen in my life, I probably wouldn’t have believed them. Life rarely turns out like we expect it to and I think sometimes we get so set on how life should be that it really catches us off guard when life does not go as planned.

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Life takes us down some very unexpected paths.  We have this vision of how we want life to unfold and in reality, our lives are nowhere near this dream or ideal life.  Nothing and no one is perfect.  While it’s excellent to have goals, visions, and plans, we must also be cautious enough to not bank so much on certain things in the event that they do not play out, or do not play out as we expected. We can make plans, but we are not in full control of what happens to us.

I am thankful for the good and the bad in life and although I may not understand why some things happened the way they did, or why certain things have not come into my life, I am blessed for what I do have and excited for what will come in the future.  There is beauty in not knowing, there is beauty in the strength that comes from challenges and struggles.  There is no such thing as a perfect life, but our life is special and has a purpose even if it doesn’t turn out the way we had expected it to, it’s still a very beautiful gift.

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