Life is like a game of Scrabble

If you appreciate a good game of Scrabble, then you’ll understand this post…

There’s a rule in Scrabble which says that when you are unable to use your letters to form a word, you can throw them all back, skip a turn, but then get to choose 7 new letters and start from scratch. You also have the option to skip a turn when you are unable to make a move.

I sometimes wish life could be this simple and have these options.

I often get so bogged down with the stresses of life that some days I feel totally overwhelmed. I am too stressed out, too tired to focus and it feels as if there’s just too much to do.

Days such as these, I wish I could throw all my problems and issues back, skip a turn and take my chances with a whole new set of challenges tomorrow.

The irony is that these complicated letters usually hold the biggest values. The Z is worth 10 points for example.

Life works pretty much the same way. If we are able to overcome the big problems, survive the painful days and get through the stresses, there is much value in store.

But sometimes, it’s so much easier to want to throw in the towel, give up, skip a turn and take the easy way out…

5 thoughts on “Life is like a game of Scrabble

  1. Bron – your blog is always so applicable to what I am feeling. I feel completely overwhelmed today – I am tired, stressed and I have to much to do on my list. I actually just said that I am giving up on today, going home and I will start afresh tomorrow. So this is me throwing back my letters, skipping a turn and starting over tomorrow. I am glad I am not the only one who feels like this. Thanks for always writing such beautiful posts.


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