Day 9 – Kintsugi

You know what’s crazy?

When you break your website trying out a new WordPress theme in the middle of a 31-day writing challenge. Face all hot and flushed.  Breathing a bit shallow.  Good grief woman.  And just for the record, I had absolutely zero business messing with the theme – it’s been a super busy day and my entry wasn’t written – I was procrastinating – and it all totally broke. Thank God I had a backup from last night – yay for automatic backups. 😬

You know what else is crazy. Our perfectionism is all areas of our lives – our distaste for our personal flaws, the flaws in our children, the flaws in our homes, the flaws in our work, and on and on it can go.

There is a Japanese art form called Kintsugi:

Kintsugi is a Japanese art form in which breaks and repairs are treated as part of the object’s history. Broken ceramics are carefully mended by artisans with a lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. The repairs are visible — yet somehow beautiful. Kintsugi means “golden joinery” in Japanese.
– The Google

She’s a little risqué but isn’t she beautiful??

There is a crack in everything…that’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen
What if we decided to see our flaws as a beautiful part of our journey and history? What if we highlighted our cracks with powdered gold, silver or platinum…treating them as worthy of valuable elements?  What if we saw the brokenness of our spouses and children as lights into their soul instead of something to despise?

Embrace your flaws,

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.