Puzzle Pieces

This past week I was reconnecting with some very good  friends under very sad circumstances.  We were traveling together to attend the funeral of another  dear friend. Not what any of us was expecting to do.  Our friend was  young and vibrant, and yet, it was in fact her time.

I worked for and with Maggie for 15 years.  We might have spent more time together than we did with our families during  that time.  She was a very talented kind lady.  One I looked up to.  And even though our journeys went in different directions the past 12 years, thinking of her always warms my heart.

During her service we were asked to remember that we were a piece of the puzzle of her life.  And to live, knowing that we were also a part of the  journey  of everyone we encounter.  For some, we are a bigger piece of the puzzle than others.  But no puzzle is complete without all the pieces.   I’ve  thought about that a lot.

We are each on our own journey. But, are we the puzzle piece someone else needs today? The smile, the shoulder, the hug, the encouragement, the listening ear, accepting everyone for where they are today without judgment.  Maggie was all those things and so much more.

Thank you, Maggie, I’m so grateful you were a part of my puzzle.

“Gratitude is the heart’s memory”_ French Proverb