We’ve been doing a lot of puzzles during this time. We are on our 21st one. It’s a great way to interact without a lot of talking. I like to work on the puzzle when I get up and the parents are still asleep. Besides getting the puzzle ready yesterday, I was plum tuckered out and didn’t spend much time on it.
This morning, I was fresh and ready to puzzle for a bit! It’s a picture of a lake, a red house/cabin, trees, grass, and a hammock. The parents had their sections going so I decided to put the house together as much as I could – windows, doors, chairs on the porch, and the walls.
After an hour, I had gotten the bulk of it done. I was down to a few pieces and couldn’t figure it out. It felt like a good time to take a break. As I got up, I decided I would put the house into the puzzle where Dad had been working on the sky and roof of the house.
Well, wouldn’t you know that the parts of the house I had fit right into that roofline Dad had been working on! I brought the two windows over and sure enough, those fit into the bigger door piece I had been working on but I hadn’t seen it when in the middle of it. I had to see the bigger picture.
This struck me as a wise moment. Sometimes we are looking all over for those pieces to solve “it” for us – and THEY ARE THERE but we just need a different perspective.
4 Ways to get a Different Perspective if you are Puzzled:
- Look away for a few minutes – get up and do something else
- Rearrange the pieces to see if something new jumps out at us
- We could look at the big picture (our goal) and see how the pieces (ie what we are doing / actions we are taking) fit into that goal
- Perhaps we don’t need the answer RIGHT NOW. It’s okay to sit with things and let them simmer (or percolate!) in our subconscious and energy. See how we feel later. Maybe we won’t need the pieces. Or maybe things will shift and new Awareness will enlighten us in a different direction.
Cool, I like the analogy you shared here using the puzzle to getting things done 🙂
Thank you! It literally just came right in!
That sounds how life is, sometimes we just need to look at life at a different perspective. Love your puzzle!
It’s been a good one, a nice break from the last one!
Jyll, I forgot to welcome you back to the July challenge in my comment!! Glad you made it!
Love these ideas! Sometimes that fresh perspective is right around the corner, we just gotta be patient!
So – you don’t know me but I’m a huge puzzle lover. We do so many in our family that I’ve lost count. And the moment you describe when you find how the small pieces fit in perfectly with the rest of the puzzle is my favorite part. Great analogy for life too.
YAY! A fellow puzzler, nice to meet you!
too many of us are searching for the trees and simply miss the forest!
Could be true Roy!