When I was a little kid, I loved puzzles. Something about putting little pieces of color together to form a greater picture intrigued me. I'd sit at a card table in our living room for hours and put puzzles together. But what I hated most was when I was missing pieces or when other puzzles where mixed in. I hated it when the picture couldn't be completed. I now realize why puzzles held my interest back then. I liked the idea of knowing the bigger picture even when all I was given were tiny pieces of it.
Sometimes, I find myself contemplating life. Actually, it's a regular activity for me, and today it is all about puzzles and life. Life is like a puzzle, except there is a big difference. Puzzles come in a box. On the box is the picture of what the puzzle is supposed to look like. Except, life doesn't come in a box. There isn't a picture to tell us what our life is supposed to look like, what decisions we're supposed to make. Have you ever tried to do a puzzle without the picture on the box? It's really hard. So I guess I should really say: Life is like a puzzle without a box. Sometimes the pieces don't always match up. Many times the pieces get jumbled together and all we end up with is a mess. Yet, other times, the pieces fit together and a picture starts to form. We don't have anything that tells us where to put each piece, but with persistence and determination, the puzzle can still get put together.
I don't know about you, but my life isn't perfect. It's messy and complicated and I don't usually see the greater picture. And as I said earlier, I like the concept of seeing the bigger picture. That's why I like puzzles. But you can't always see the big picture in life. You don't always know what is going on. It makes it hard. I mean my puzzle doesn't always fit together. I don't always know what is going on or where the pieces are supposed to go and it's really frustrating. I often find myself wishing that God would place the pieces where he wants them to go Himself, but that's not how it works. We have to figure it our on our own with a little guidance from Him. We have to push ourselves to figure it out. It's a challenge, yeah, I know. It's not always easy and a lot of times it doesn't make since, but I promise you (no matter how cheesy this sounds...) that in the end your life, no matter who you are, will make a beautiful picture once all the pieces are put together. All you have to do is be persistent, determined, patient with yourself, and willing to listen to that still small voice inside your head telling you what pieces to use.
"Anyone can show up when you're happy. But the ones who stay by your side when your heart falls apart, they are your true friends."
I am Samantha, and my goal for this blog is to basically share my experiences as a teenager. Basically, I am a teen. I have many hopes and dreams, many fears and insecurities that I let hold me back. There is so much that goes on in my life. Sometimes it is a struggle, and that is what this blog is about.