Week of February 24-28, 2003
ever tried putting a puzzle together, only to get
to the end and discover that a piece is missing?
You anxiously put the puzzle together, constantly
examining the picture of your anticipated
outcome, and a piece is missing. Piece by
piece you work, only to realize that something is
missing -- and only one piece. One piece of
the puzzle is missing, and that one piece makes a
huge difference because the puzzle is incomplete.
That missing piece changes not only the picture,
but also the anticipated outcome. You
search and search for that missing piece out of
frustration because of your desire to complete
the puzzle in its entirety.
find the piece -- joy and a sense of
accomplishment are felt. And if you do not
find the missing piece -- frustration and a
sense of disappointment set in.
a puzzle, we spend a great portion of our lives
searching for that missing piece. Because
of our desire to be whole and complete, we search
for a missing piece of our lives, sometimes
looking in the wrong place. We think that
finding a mate and falling in love will make us
complete. We think that finding that job
with the eloquent sounding title will make us
complete. We think that wealth alone will
make us complete. But in the end, what we
find is that nothing outside of us will make us
complete. Wholeness comes only by finding
the right piece to fill that void within.
extraordinary thing about a puzzle is that
nothing can fill that void except the piece that
is made to go there. No matter how much you
try to force another piece into that void, if it
was not made to fit, it will not fit. So,
the puzzle either remains incomplete, or you
search until you find the missing piece.
until you find the missing piece. Is there
a missing piece in your life that will make the
authentic you come together? You have the
choice to either search within to find the
missing piece, or continue to live with a void.
No person or thing can fill that void unless it
is meant to be -- and when it fits -- you will
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"We must accept finite
disappointment, but we must never lose infinite
hope." Martin Luther King, Jr.
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