March 5 - Kintsukuroi
Kintsukuroi: The Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer, and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.
I'm so grateful to have been broken. Of course, it took time and healing to gain such a perspective - much like the broken pottery that has been repaired by its maker. Ever met a perfect person? I sure haven't. There's something so incredibly beautiful about imperfections. It's as if the light shines through the cracks of my imperfect life.
My happiness, joy, and peace have been restored. I've been repaired with a gold lining of creativity and purpose. Where darkness once rested so heavily in the depths of my soul, now rests a light too bright to contain. It's evident in the way I treat others, in my attitude, and in my actions when no one is watching. I have been repaired!
Today, I choose to be grateful for everything. I will accept that, in time, my Maker will restore the fractures in my life.
"Heavenly Father, thank you for restoring me. I pray that your peace and wisdom would fill the fractures of my heart, and that you would shine through me. I pray that others may see the beauty around them today - that your name would be exalted. Surround me with your Spirit, and protect me from evil. Thank you, Father. Amen."