I am super excited to confirm the rumors that I finished my first 1000 piece puzzle that I have EVER owned. I love puzzles and we have small ones that we help Shaeler with, but I have never bought one of my own to put together.
There is such a calming feeling as sitting down and figuring out what piece could go where, next? Part of me loved to sit down for a little while and work on the puzzle and then another part of me had to hold back the inner cleaner that wanted the puzzle done so I could clean up the mess.
This puzzle was a piece of cake until we got to the tree. That took us hours of work because every piece look exactly identical. Grr! There were several pieces that Brian and I could not find so we would go through piece by piece until we found the one that fit. Many hours passed by working on that tree.
As I worked on the puzzle, I couldn't help but have the thoughts that working on a puzzle is a lot like life.
- In the beginning, we only get small pieces of where we need to go and what to do.
- There is great support in finding those who we have similarities.
- You cannot force things that are not meant to go together.
- When frustrated, step back and let things clear up in your mind. Sometimes frustration makes things even harder.
- You cannot quit. This is a process that is step by step, piece by piece. Endure to the end!
- Those who are smart, reference the creators instructions or pictures for guidance.
- Every piece is important. Even the lost pieces are needed and must be found.
- Remember that the creator knows the big picture. He knows how things will turn out. Yes, there is great reward at the end of our hard work.
Putting a puzzle together was a great experience. It brought our family together and we all helped. With all the hard work, I am the hardest time putting it away. I guess one more day of display will suffice............well until the cleaning personality can't handle it anymore.