*originally written Nov 5, 2019
“But Amy, I could never do what you do!”
Do you have any idea how many times I’ve heard that? Going all the way back to the radio station days. Thank The Lord you can’t do what I do! That role is already taken! Right? Well, what you can do is YOU!
Michael Eckert works in a prison, and his brother drives a big rig. Do you know how many times I’ve heard them both tell the other, “I could never do that, man.” Truth is, we need truck drivers and prison workers and real estate agents and nurses and mail ladies (like Angel Ann Bardo) and librarians and radio DJs and Uber drivers, but sometimes we each feel the tug for something else…something more.
I’ve been having a …vision, if you will, this morning. All morning I’ve been picturing puzzle pieces and completed puzzles. I can’t get it off my mind. I was texting a friend earlier and her autocorrect changed her intended words to say “puzzle”. I have the chills just typing that. I was then reminded of all the times people have told me that they just can’t do what I do. The truth is, you can…anyone can. You just do it your way. Therein lies the beauty. We’re all like pieces in a puzzle in that we’re all unique, but imagine what happens when we all come together. I connect with the piece that fits right next to me, then that piece clicks arms with the piece closest to them, and so forth. Can one piece create the whole picture alone? We all know the answer to that. I can’t connect with the people within your sphere of influence, but you can. You know people that I don’t know, and the people you know know people you don’t know. One life touches another who touches another. Lots of tiny little connections lead to the big picture.
So here I am now, at the library again, three weeks since that big announcement post I made from this same place. I made a huge change in my life, but I’m seeing the tiny, intimate shifting and moving and bringing together of pieces that are forming a new picture for my future, the future of my family, and the futures of those other pieces that are drawing near. I can’t see it all yet, but my vision this morning confirms what I already know and stirs a fire within me. I’m so excited to see the completed picture, but I’m so enjoying seeing the pieces come together.
If you have a stirring within you for something different, something more, I invite you to take a look at what I do and ask yourself if you could do it your way with your friends and family, breaking bread around your own table. Keep in mind, your puzzle piece isn’t tossed out there on its own. It’s already connected to mine. ❤
Read Puzzles & Visions: Part 2 here…