The Puzzle

by Teresa Smith on December 29, 2014

DSC00313 300x225 The PuzzleWow. It’s so hard for me to believe that another year has come and gone. I know time seems to go by faster and faster the older we get, but trying to recall 2014, just seems to be a big blur. There are a few things that stand out for me. I realize it’s almost been a year when my brother was involved in a horrific accident and came out with just scratches. That February night when I received a call from him at the hospital, all sorts of things were flying through my mind. I’m so grateful to God that his life was spared and he is fine.

I think about the evening in May when I was at work with my cousin and was simply placing a file in the file cabinet when I planted a foot wrong and ending up severely spraining both ankles. I remember the difficulty in getting around that first day after the fall and the months that it took to feel grounded and secure on my feet again.

We always hear that life is short. The older I get, the more I resonate with that statement. I’m struggling with knowing that 54 years of my life have gone by. I want to know that I’ve lived a life that made a difference, that my life mattered and that I’ve helped others.  Years ago I was concerned with becoming who God made me to be. I still want that, but I used to feel like I was totally on track and knew I was right where I should be. Five years ago when I lost my job, I feel like that desire was derailed and I’ve never gotten back on the track. When I was in my 30’s, I could see my life representing a puzzle and how the pieces were all fitting together from a young age to create my life.  When I lost my job, I tried to continue that path, I tried to keep putting those puzzle pieces down… but nothing fit no matter how much I tried.

At 53, I started a new puzzle. I lay the pieces down day by day. There seems to be no connection to the past, but maybe it’s too soon to see.

2015 is just around the corner, hopefully more pieces to the puzzle will fall into place. Are you working on your puzzle? Has it been easy, difficult? Have you started a new puzzle like me?

My hopes for you in 2015 are health, happiness, divine connections, divine guidance and knowing you are on the right path.

Blessings to you throughout the coming week and year,


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