Sunday: November 22, 2020


A jigsaw puzzle is a picture based puzzle where individual pieces are fitted together to complete a picture. There have been jigsaw puzzles made up of over 500000 pieces requiring up to 17 hours to complete. Now imagine after all this painstaking effort to do this, everything falls apart and the over 500000 pieces stare you in the face? Imagine all the effort you put in going down the drain?

I came across a message that caught my attention this afternoon and inspired this reflection :

Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life.”

This message put a smile on my face and I thought I’d share it with you because every now and then, we need a wake up call; a charge to reset and to restart. We receive an opportunity to look ahead and forge on in spite of how ‘crazy’ or ‘messy’ our past may have been.

Beloved, try to start today each day anew because everyday is a fresh start and yes we have the opportunity to begin on a clean slate. It sounds hard to believe that this is possible ‘just like that’, but truly it is.

Be mindful that the fragments of yesterday are going to take up space and prevent the pieces of today from fitting together as they are supposed to.


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