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In the process of learning what we called as “Life experience”…

Few years ago, I met wonderful coach named Yoko Francis, an American Japanese living in Singapore. As she was very patiently, listening to my quarter-life-crisis question and blaming myself for the things that I regretted. “I Should Do Better…” She looked at me, “Deby, let me shared with you the art of Kintsugi!!”

A craftsman worked so hard on making a cup pottery, putting his heart and soul into it. Accidentally, when take it out of the oven, the cup slipped from his hands and break down into 7 pieces, he keep blaming himself, until his teacher teach him to fix it with gold patch.

The new cup become so beautiful, even more beautiful than just a normal perfect cup. And it the same with you… for the things that accidentally or not doesn’t work out, it can be repaired / healed / redesigned into beautiful things.

Built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Sometimes in the process of repairing things that have broken, you actually create something more unique, beautiful and resilient.

Oh God.. That’s very deep philosophy! I keep it dear to my heart to become stronger.

I created this poem to remind myself. And I want to share it with you…

With criticism or with praise, Always believe to do your best.
Look at bright sunshine every day, and let happiness be your guidance.
Forget some the difficulties in the past, strive greater achievement of the future.
To be cheerful countless times with others,  not in childish way but in youth every way.
Proclaim the great design courageously, so long as grow the best inside you.

If you look at me on the surface, you might see someone who are always happy, cheerful, and strive for improvements. But, deep-down, every human being have their own struggle, difficulties, challenges they have to overcome. And that’s how we deal with it that’s matter.

I hope you that reading this, learning to embrace yourself as well. If you hurt, you can heal become more beautiful human being. If you are broken, get repaired even stronger. If you are different, you are not weird, you are special and unique.

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