The last two months have been challenging for me with many transitions. My oldest son, who I live near, bought his first home and had his fourth child. I've been helping paint, clean, watch grandkids and be a support. My 80+ year old parents visited for three weeks, I had to travel for a legal issue, and my daughter visited after that for a week. In the midst of all this I have been trying to maintain my home business, work a part-time job at a local bookstore, get an infected tooth extracted and care for an inflamed knee (yeah for essential oils!). Can anyone relate to this sense of crazy busy and the struggle to balance the things that are truly important?
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In the midst of feeling overwhelmed, I decided to work on a puzzle for a few minutes in the evenings to help me wind down and destress. I dumped the 1000 piece puzzle onto a card table and simply started looking for edge pieces. I did not feel overwhelmed by the immensity of this undertaking as I knew I would simply move from one pattern to another, focusing only on one area at a time. I felt peaceful, hopeful and excited by the challenge.
Planning out my day, or week, helps assure me that all my activities and concerns will have their moment. This planning helps me decide what part of the puzzle I should be working on in any given moment, so I can forget about the rest.
I hope my life lesson blesses and inspires you too. Who knows? Maybe you'll start working on a puzzle of your own.