When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.
I think I've seen this one in a fabric store. But if you think about it, our lives are pieced together like a quilt to become the people that we are. There's always an ugly block or two in a quilt or a mistake made by the person creating the quilt. If you look at needlework done by a young girl in colonial times (and probably earlier), you will always find a mistake left on purpose as a reminder we are not perfect.
So, I challenge you to think about the quilt of your life and include the "scraps" life has given you along the way. Really consider how those "scraps" have been sewn into your life and become a part of the person you are today and perhaps have changed the direction you THOUGHT your life was headed before the "scraps" came your way. My hope is, you might find what first appeared to be "scraps", have shaped you into someone you never believed you could have become and have helped to take you farther than you ever believed possible.