Couple of years ago, I lost my dad, it was the most devastated time of my life, I don’t know where to start, however I knew that I have to be strong for myself. I managed to pick up the pieces and put them together, I read an article online with proof that life is not easy and you have to make the best out of it. “When a bowl is broken in Japan, it’s put back together with cracks being filled with gold creating a beautiful lining. This is to emphasize the beauty in what was once broken. They believe that when something has suffered damage and has history, it makes it more beautiful and the same goes for human beings. Everything that you have been through, everything that you’re going through doesn’t make your life uglier. Although it may seem that way when we’re going through it, it’s up to us to choose to Paint our struggles with gold and make it beautiful.
You are not broken beyond repair, you can pick yourself up and learn from what’s happened and become a better person from it, because of the struggles that you’ve been through. You can wear your scars proudly as a badge of honor as if to say… Look at what I have been though and it’s made me who I am today, and I can get through anything life puts in front of me now.
Nobody has had a perfect life and nobody ever will, it’s only up to us if we choose to paint our broken pieces gold and make it beautiful. Don’t be ashamed of what happened to you, everything that has happened to you has happened to you for a reason. The more we deny, the more we complain and don’t accept what’s happened to us then it doesn’t become useful. The moment that we accept and find what’s useful in the struggle, the things that we’ve been through, that’s like us painting the cracks in our broken pieces gold, turning something that could be ugly into something beautiful and inspiring. When what you have been through is inspiration for other people, then it was all worth it.
So don’t get stuck on how things used to be, I once heard a quote that said “Every next level of your life will demand a new you” and sometimes it takes being broken, In order to become that new version of yourself.”
Thanks to God Almighty, I learnt from this article, I am who I am today because I was able to pick up my pieces. So if you going through hard times I hope this message can help you or somebody to build your life knowing that it is not the end of the world.