There are many things in life that are unfair, even cruel but yet we are expected to pick up the pieces and FIND a way to make those pieces fit together even if they are pieces from two very different jig-saw puzzles. Sometimes the best thing we can do is let the pieces lie together in whatever fashion they can even if that means leaving gaps and holes where the edges don’t quite fit.
Sometimes, no matter how badly the heart wants to mend a crack in the foundation of life, it’s just meant to be a wrinkle in the blanket of your story sewn by the needle of a machine much stronger than your determination can overpower.
We’ve all heard it before and will hear it many more times throughout our lives but life is too short; too short to spend time trying to iron out a wrinkle that’s just not meant to be flat. Persistence is often the key but sometimes persistence is the key to our weakness rather than our strength. It takes a strong person to know when someone or something is no longer worth the effort. When the wrinkle is just a part of their blanket.
It’s not giving up or giving in its realizing your time, your energy, your support and affection could be better appreciated in a different quilt.
I’m not quite there yet; I’m still trying to make two piece lie together with holes and gaps, waiting for someone or something to come along and shave the edges so things align how I want them to. For now, this particular jig-saw puzzle is a little wobbly, a little fragile, a little broken.
Over the weekend I had an interesting conversation with an old friend who I hadn’t seen in a few months. We talked about what was new in our lives, which wasn’t much, and I had a realization. I am accomplishing more in my life than I give myself credit for. I have had more success than I realize.
No, I am not a millionaire (not even close) but success shouldn’t be solely based on your financial worth. There is so much more to life than the dollar bills lining your wallet or the $300 purse hanging from your shoulder. I think life would be a lot more enjoyable and meaningful if self-worth and success were based more on your efforts to better society and the lives of others around you. Greed and selfishness are ugly traits.
My bank account isn’t busting at the seams with hundreds of thousands of dollars but my heart is full and my soul, happy. I have a loving husband, 8 fur kids that make just as much of an impact in my life as I in theirs, a career that brings home a decent paycheck, a hobby that provides free insight and support to the community of animal lovers I’ve chosen to surround myself with and a newly started but so far successful rescue helping those without a voice. I’d say I’m doing alright.
Happy Monday Everyone! Give yourself a pat on the back, you deserve it!