Your cracks

Sometimes you’re the bat, sometimes you’re the ball.
Sometimes you’re the bug, sometimes you’re the windshield.
Those colloquial sayings are intended to give us a visual, often soliciting a groan or a chuckle. But I want to give you another visual.
Kintsugi – an ancient Japanese art form. When an object like a vase, a cup or a bowl is broken, it is glued back together. But the artist doesn’t try to hide the crack. Instead, gold dust is carefully mixed with the glue so the cracks become beautifully visible. Each piece, with its cracks golden, is unique, more fascinating than before, with its own history, ready to be cherished anew.  

You carry your own glue – and gold dust – within you. When you glue your cracks together and face another day, you are stronger, more knowledgeable for the future. Your unique combination of cracks is what makes you you.
It may not feel like it at the time, but every bruise, every hurt, every crack, every break you experience contributes to who you are. They are your strength builders, increasing your awareness and adding dimensions to your perspective.
Think about what you’ve been through and embrace your cracks. Appreciate what you’ve learned, how you’ve grown. Be proud of what you’ve weathered and survived. Because now you are stronger than ever and possess the added beauty those cracks provide.

Your golden cracks, visible only to you, are reminders of what you’re made of, what you’re capable of, what you’ve overcome, what you’ve achieved.

Each of your cracks adds to your wisdom. Wisdom only you possess. That’s golden.

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