YOUR FLAWS CAN MAKE YOU MORE VALUABLE

Kintsugi is the wonderful centuries-oldJapanese art of fixing broken objectswith a special lacquer dusted withpowdered gold,thus adding value to the broken object.It’s based on the idea that inembracing flaws and imperfectionsinstead of hiding or disguising them,you can create an even stronger,more beautiful piece of art.Kintsugi is related to thewonderful Japanese philosophyof wabi-sabi,which calls for seeing beautyin flaws and imperfections.Every break in an object is uniqueand instead of repairing an itemto make it look new, the techniqueactually highlights the “scars.”In the process of repairing objectsthat have cracked or broken,something more unique, beautiful,and resilient is created,even more beautiful than the original.Metaphorically speaking,we … Continue reading YOUR FLAWS CAN MAKE YOU MORE VALUABLE

10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

Here are ten more Bits of Wit and Wisdom to encourage you and lift your spirits. 1. Perhaps the most meaningful things you can collect and store are precious memories.  Try to add at leastone to your collection every day.2. It is more uplifting to view yourself as unique rather than different.3 In your effort to find someone to love,first look in the mirror and love the image you see with all your heart, mind and soul.4 Beauty is not something to simply be viewed,it is to be experienced.5. Always take the time to count your blessings,but also multiply them by sharing them with … Continue reading 10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

WHAT REALLY MATTERS WHEN YOUR LIFE IS DONE

It’s not what you’ve  enjoyed in life,nor what you have experienced.It’s not the books you’ve read or the knowledge you have gained.It’s not the beauty you have viewednor the exciting things you’ve done.It’s not about the truth you have discoveredor the victories you have achieved.It’s not what you have ownedor what you have accumulated.It’s not about the people you have knownor the places you have been.What really matters when your life is doneand the sun sets beyond the sea,is what you have contributed to life,what you have given,the difference you have made.That’s all that really matters, my friend.That’s all that … Continue reading WHAT REALLY MATTERS WHEN YOUR LIFE IS DONE

MAY YOUR NEW YEAR BE FULFILLED 12 DIFFERENT WAYS

May your New Yearbe FULFILLED 12 different ways.Where there is light — may you reflect it.Where there is happiness — may you experience it.Where there is beauty — may you appreciate it.Where there its love — may you receive it.Where there is music — may you sing it.Where there is truth — may you learn it.Where there is opportunity — may you seize it.Where there is a treasure — may you discover it.Where there is a challenge — may you embrace it.Where there is an adventure — may you explore it.Where there is a mission — may you achieve it.Where … Continue reading MAY YOUR NEW YEAR BE FULFILLED 12 DIFFERENT WAYS

O’ THE THINGS THAT WE CARRY

O’ the things that we carry. When we’re young we often carry childhood fears. As we mature, we carry hopes and dreams. As we get older we often carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. Too often we carry guilt and regret. When we face trials and struggles, we know we must carry on. When we see beauty we carry the images in our mind. And the people we love dearly we carry in our hearts… forever. O’ the things that we carry. Continue reading O’ THE THINGS THAT WE CARRY