Years ago I read a book called "Pigpen to Paradise." I was searching for a solution to a messy house. I learned a card system that worked a whole 6 months. It was a great idea but child number 4 threw me for a loop and I never got back on the bandwagon. Fast forward 25 years. I am still battling a messy house and through FLYLADY http://www.flylady.org/ I get reacquainted with one of the authors of "Pigpen to Paradise" Pam (aka Nelly) Young <firstname.lastname@example.org
> in new daily emails of encouragement. This is today's message:
When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize (i.e., to make something appear greater) the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.
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I love the idea that the places I feel broken should not be something I am ashamed of but instead I am proud of how I have mended my broken places. Or sometimes I am struggling with mending all the different places. I sometimes feel like one of those old china plates in a thrift store with more cracks than image. The filled cracks would look like a golden spider web.
Are you proud of your mended broken places?