If you're of the mind that life is like a puzzle -- just fit all the pre-cut pieces together and you will have a beautiful picture, you can get frustrated when they don't seem to fit, or there seem to be some missing, or the picture is peeling off the backing... Similar to this is the 'paint-by-numbers' model, where some manufacturer has put a design onto a board and all you have to do is get the right colour into the right space... when I was young, I always tended to rush these and they never turned out like the cover of the box. face it: Life throws spit-balls at people. Life is full of questionable happenings, potential abuse and disaster, pain, suffering, misunderstanding. It's also full of beauty, joy, nobility, compassion. It's a matter both of perspective, and a matter of perception. Perception, like faith, is a matter of choosing what to see and how to see, what to ignore and what to stress. I wish you good Choosing!! And a happy, healthy, fulfilled, meaningful Life.