Lots of times I begin my morning with a cup of coffee and a crosswords puzzle to try and solve.
This morning for some reason I got to thinking how closely a crossword puzzle can mirror our lives as a human being. In life we wake up with a brand new day before us. It is like a blank puzzle beckoning to us to jump in and fill in the blanks. The puzzle has clues just as our life gives us clues as to what it is we should be doing. When I read the clue the answer either jumps right out at me or I must wait until I know the answer. Same thing in life. The easy ones are filled in quickly but the harder ones take more time and a lot of thinking and choosing. As I do the puzzle in pencil so I can erase any mistakes, life also allows me to make a mistake but then be able to erase it and wait for the right answer to come to me. In life I have to fill in other blanks before I can solve another one. The blanks of the puzzle are akin to all the different choices I may have in life. After the "easy" ones are written down on the puzzle the hard ones become a little easier. Lots of time in life I know I must get the easy choices out of the way before I leap headlong in trying to solve the much harder ones. When I look back at the completed crossword puzzle I see that I made plenty of mistakes but managed to erase and then correct them. Same thing in life. As I read the clues, then write down(Act on them) I sometimes find I have made "poor" choices at first but hopefully I went back erased them as best I could and corrected them. At the end of the day I can look at my Life's puzzle and see what I have learned. I just find that somewhat intriguing comparing the two. So today as I see life's clues taking me in a good direction I only hope I am smart enough to put down the right answers. I also want to be smart enough to realize that I am going to make mistakes today. And when I do I hope I can correct them quickly. My hope for all of us is that we begin immediately to fill in each blank box with pure unconditional love for everyone including ourselves. May your choices be good ones and may we all learn to correct our mistakes quickly. Be good to yourself and even better to others! I leave you with thoughts of pure love, peace, and understanding.