Play your cards right

I’m sure you’ve played solitaire before. Whether it’s with an actual deck of cards, or on your phone or computer. As you know, when you’re playing on your phone or computer, if you run out of moves a message will pop up for you to quit and start another game. One day, I was playing a game of solitaire and this happened to me. The message said “you have no available moves”. I was feeling spunkie and thought, huh, what if it’s wrong? What if I could still win this game? So I kept playing, going back, moving cards around and bringing them back down from their ace position. Then another message popped up saying “start a new game”. Me being a little rebel said “oh no, you’re not stopping me now!” I ended up winning that game. It took a little longer than my usual wins, but I won! Even though the messages said I had no other moves and to start a new game. This game got me thinking about how funny it is that we live our lives the same way. Once we hit a bump in the road a couple of times or run into a brick wall we give up. We decide that’s not the game we are suppose play. So we switch to a new game. But, what if it is? What if, it’s just suppose to take a little longer and we need to be patient and keep playing and rearranging our cards? I told my husband a while back that life is like playing a hand of cards. Sometimes you get a good hand, sometimes you get a bad hand, but in the end, it’s all in how you play them.

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Mandy Vinson

I am Mandy Vinson and I am a singer/songwriter, author, blogger, and on occasion and dabble into poetry. I am a wife, a mother of two children and a child of God. My hobbies include playing games with my kids and spending time with my family, being outdoors, writing, playing guitar, and singing.

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