A Box of Peace and Calm

Peaceful Pieces
Peaceful pieces……..

I have been having one of the worst days in quite a while – full of pain, anxiety, stress, and just in general a terrible day. It was even too much for me to get my regular blog post out this morning, my apologies for the delay, it truly has been an awful day.

But even with everything going on, as long as I could get myself into the puzzle room and sit down in front of the board, everything negative starts fading a little bit into the background. I open a new puzzle, see the pieces and colors and hold them in my hands, and the world seems a little less stressful. What better hobby could there be? I can’t think of one.

Even just a few minutes with some puzzle pieces takes my mind off of everything else, and things seem a little more tolerable. I opened a box, and there’s peace and calm for me inside; I get to bring order to the chaos, put together a beautiful picture, and in doing so find much relief from the stresses and anxieties of the day.

I love jigsaw puzzles. 💟

8 thoughts on “A Box of Peace and Calm

  1. Heidi

    Well put! I (usually ;-)) experience the very same thing – Bach in the background and a fresh box of happiness to assemble – full concentration after a long day.

    The best hobby indeed 🙂

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  2. Anonymous

    My goodness — I think just looking at the pieces in this box I know the puzzle. Is this the ‘childhood favorites’ book themed puzzle from Re-marks?! That “R” in the upper left hand corner of the book looks like it belongs to the Corduroy book cover.

    You write wonderfully and express in words what many of us would struggle to say. I haven’t done a puzzle in a long while but just seeing some of the unopened boxes of puzzles I have waiting for me when I’m ready cheers me up a bit.

    I do hope that you are getting on better today.

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    1. Good eye, it was the bedtime stories puzzle from Re-marks, and it was great fun to put together!

      Thank you for your kind words about my writing, it is much appreciated. 🙂 I hope when you’re ready that whichever puzzle you open is full of peace and calm, and lots of fun!

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