It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, August 03, 2020

Chapter 8, Page 3, Book 20

Dont force pieces that dont fit.

Author Unknown

August 3rd - life is a puzzle

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle, you have to see the whole picture, then put it together piece by piece.

Terry McMillan

We all like to fit and be a part of the whole, but the fact is we cannot be a good fit at everything.  Were all individuals with different likes and dislikes.  Being fit is one thing, but fitting in is another. all together.

If we belong we experience feelings of acceptance, love, connection, meaning, purpose, inclusion, kinship and more. If we belong, its about being accepted for who we are.

Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted.

If we dont fit in, we dont belong to a group.  We are not like the others in the group.  But we must be our own authentic person.  Not try to fit in where we dont belong.

Belonging is in direct contrast to fitting in  It has roots that go deep and are unshakeable.  Where as acceptance is shallow and fickle.  Belonging begins with willingness to stand alone and take ownership of your own life and decisions.

Its always better to be yourself.  A copy is not as good as an original. We need to accept others for who they are, The more you make space for others uniqueness, the easier it becomes to hold space for yourself.

One way or another I think we all belong right where we are.  There are no mistakes.  We all fit together when we can accept each other and work together.

The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life.

Erno Rubik


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Don’t ever forget just how special you are.

betty said...

I like the though of fitting together and working together. We need to do that more in our lives these days I think!! In other news, its hard to find jigsaw puzzles at the stores here. I think a lot of people have gone back to working them being stuck at home!


Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

As the saying goes - you do you and I'll do me :)

Chatty Crone said...

I think the heart can be broken into pieces and then put back together after time. You?

Mevely317 said...

Oh, that first image (Care Bear) is so precious! At this morning's Bible study we ladies were discussing Kelly Minter's session about being true to ourselves; and walk in our own lane. We concluded, it's OK to emulate someone; just don't duplicate.