“Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.” — Liz Smith

“Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come.” — Janet E. Stuart

Remember doing puzzles as a kid? You dumped out the whole box, turned all the pieces over and then wondered where to start. First you created the border with all the flat edged pieces, which was easy. But what do you do next? Finding a place to start within the picture was always the most challenging thing. Sometimes life feels the same way. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to have a lot of neat edge pieces to begin with, but simply a lot of possibilities with nothing but the picture in our minds for a clue.

Don’t wait to find all the edge pieces and have a nice neat border completed! Start today! There will never be a “perfect” time to begin because you will never be finished with your current to-do list. If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, nothing will change. Remember, Spirit is only available in the eternal Here and Now, not in some future time when you’re ready or things are different.

Contemplation: Imagine the patterns and pieces of your life where like the pieces of a puzzle spread out on the table. Look for something that catches your eye. That’s a good place to start.

Affirmation: I am no longer waiting for everything to be perfect. I begin today!