Picking up the pieces is not really picking up the pieces…or is it? All pieces, including the small ones, sharp ones and the gigantic ones are parts of your whole. Picking up the pieces is really your soul’s opportunity to help mature and grow you in ways that only experience can. We often repeat the same mistakes over and over again, but each time is not in vein. It takes you one step closer to the realization that you must do something differently and that is the start of permanent change. So try not to beat yourself up with negative thoughts, words and actions. Instead, realize that you are getting closer and closer to the space you desire, and it is only the need for you to master this step that causes the same mistake to persist. There may be pain and even tears, but in the end your soul will strengthen you. So pay close attention to your patterns and develop a plan of action when the triggers that contribute to your mistakes surface. It’s time to grow. It’s time to change. It’s time to move forward!