Plans coming together

Dear Fellow Journalers,

There once was a Television show called “The A Team” in which one of the character’s favorite lines was ” I love it when a plan comes together!”

However, in real life, plans have a way of going astray. Plans are put together piece by piece. Loose a piece on the way (see link) and your plan takes another road! If you are a control freak and you think you can plan every second of your life you are mistaken. Plans involve other people, circumstances, and a lot of the time – money. “Mr. Wonderful” (Kevin O’Leary from the TV show Shark Tank is often quoted saying how much he loves money).

You need a goal and you need to be flexible. You have skills and talents and resources. You can take the Road Map of Life and choose your direction, wind speed and destination. Your Life Plan(s) will come together.

‘Til next time,




Puzzle of Life

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Puzzle Piece

Puzzle Piece


Several months ago, our Library sponsored a Puzzle-Off contest. Each 1000 piece puzzle was the same and the teams competed for prizes. I loved putting puzzles together when I was younger. The puzzles I worked on were copies of Charles Wysoski paintings.  I remember that it took several days to complete the puzzle and while a challenge it was rewarding when the pieces fit together. Some of the puzzles were so beautiful that I used Mod Podge and hung them on my craft room wall.

Have you ever realized how many similarities there are between puzzles and life? In a puzzle, each piece plays such an important part in the big picture. Loose a piece and you loose a part of the picture. I remember once loosing a puzzle piece of a wood paneling. No big deal I thought. But the finished product sure did look odd! (As though something was missing!!!) In life, it is people and events who play the important parts.

Everyone knows that in puzzle-making, you put the frame (edges) together first. Sometimes you can have a piece that you are sure fits somewhere but it doesn’t. That can be frustrating.

The pieces in my life, my family, my friends, community, celebrations are a mixture of good and bad, joy and tears, happiness and sorrow Each event or person comes into our lives for a purpose. We never really know how our life fits together and won’t until the end.

As my Granddaughter and I face new birthdays this month, I hope that the pieces of our lives continue to make us happy and we continue on this journey of puzzle-making with joy, peace and love.

‘Til next time,


Copyright – 2015   by Uniquelyyourscraftjournal

All rights reserved.

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given

To Sallie and uniquelyyourscraftjournal with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

You may reach Sallie at

Life is a puzzle











October 2021

Blogging,crafting, journaling and writing

Uniquely Yours Cards and Crafts

Uniquely Yours Cards and Crafts ~ Celebrating all occasions with a handcrafted touch ~

A Part of Me to Share

~ a Writer's Blog ~

Life Vest Inside

Listening to my heart, one journal step at a time.


Where Creativity and Imagination Creates Wonderful Ideas for Your Home!

Awaken Everyday

The Copper Beech Institute Blog

Meg Dowell Writes

Putting ideas into words.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

Audrey Pettit Designs

Listening to my heart, one journal step at a time.

%d bloggers like this: