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Most people don’t realize this but a jig-saw-puzzle is very relaxing to do. Once you take your time and sort them out , recognize that you don’t have to rush thru it, to geder done. Ok, that bears repeating, you don't have to rush to put your puzzle together. This is not a race.

You will need a clear space on a table. We use our dining room table to do our jig-saw-puzzle on. I love putting together a really nice, pretty, large puzzle. I will set it up and then leave it for a few days. Then I’m back messing with it a little more. No rush here.

The first jig saw puzzle was actually made by a map-maker and engraver, John Spilsbury in 1767.

He originally designed a map in the form of a puzzle. These map puzzles were used as aids and tools for teaching geography class. How cool is that! John noticed the financial opportunity that he had and so he designed eight geography type puzzles. Cha chang! Way to go John. A true entrepreneurial spirit.

I love you John, oh sorry. I love doing a jig-saw-puzzle.

I absolutely love taking my time, opening a beautiful puzzle box and smelling the fresh cuts of the cardboard pieces. Knowing that no-one else has had the opportunity of putting together MY puzzle. Oh the sheer joy of it!

Well listen, if you haven't had the chance nor the inkling to put together a jig-saw-puzzle lately, let me assure you, you do not know what you are missing. As mentioned earlier, it is a relaxing hobby and not expensive.

Personally, I have taken on 1000 to 1500 pieces. I am considering moving up to, uh 2000 pieces, gulp!

It doesn’t matter, I don’t have to rush and since my daughter has left for college, I will have plenty of time on my hands.

I also found out that putting together a jig-saw-puzzle was excellent for hand-eye coordination. So there is even another health benefit to enjoying this wonderful hobby.

So in my humble opinion, everyone should be putting together a jig-saw-puzzle. Young people, older people, heck as soon as the baby can hand you pieces without putting them in their mouth, get them involved.

So if you need to relax, a jig-saw-puzzle is relaxing. You do not have to rush to get it done. Putting one together is fun. Another really great thing is puzzles are inexpensive.

So go ahead dust off an old puzzle box, just do it and have fun!

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