So, here I am this morning, sitting in my car to get some quiet time for myself, sipping on my water + Energy+, letting the heat from my car warm my body while I warm my spirit on Pinterest 😁……

And I see THIS 👇 image.

Now, I don’t really care for cliches in general, but the ones that ARE TRUE, I can handle….

Like, “This too shall pass”- super impactful in my life and I’ve repeated it over and over again.

“Every step is one step closer”- true that!

But things like, “If it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger”, or, “they say God only gives you what you can handle”…total crap, in my opinion.

Sorry, not sorry.

If a circumstance doesn’t kill you, it absolutely WON’T make you stronger unless you CHOOSE to have it make it you stronger.

“What do you mean, Christina?” 🤔

Well, people everyday are NOT stronger after circumstances happen…..

…..They lose their job and go into depression, a trauma happens and they are wracked with anxiety, they loses a child and they turn to suicide or addiction. I think you get the point.

And the kicker? The kicker is that you never know when life is going to serve you something unpredictable.

I promise, you will ONLY get stronger by INTENTION, not by accident.

My rant against “God only gives you what you can handle” is going to have to wait for another time. 😆……

But this…..👇🤨🤨

….. Telling me that I’m a diamond and can’t be broken it’s just BS and not even believable.

Part of why I'm so awesome, (love the humility, right 😆), is because I can be broken, and put back together, time and time again. 

I have been shattered beyond belief, and have let the light and the gold from the fire refine me into something entirely different.

Does it hurt? Hell yeah it hurts.

Is it worth it? Yes it is.

I don’t want to hold the mindset that I’m a diamond that can’t be broken….

….. I want to hold of mindset that I am a beautiful piece of art and a vessel, always being broken by the use of life, and put back together and refined by gold and fire.

THAT mindset doesn’t set me up for failure like expecting myself to feel like a diamond that can’t be broken does…..

THIS mindset helps me feel like a badass.

Poetically translated to “golden joinery,” Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery….

Instead of rejoining ceramic pieces with a clear adhesive so that no one could tell it was ever broken, the Kintsugi technique employs a special tree sap lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.

This unique method celebrates each item’s unique history by emphasizing its fractures and breaks, instead of hiding or disguising them.

Kintsugi often makes the repaired piece even more beautiful than the original, giving it a fresh, second life.

I believe that we need more of this 👆 in the world.

We need more of this concept that something broken can be repaired into something more beautiful, giving it a second life, fresh with possibilities of beauty and service….. not by hiding the flaw, but by emphasizing the break and sharing the beauty with all who lay eyes on it.

We need more celebrating of each person’s unique history by emphasizing their fractures and breaks and history, instead of hiding it or disguising it to look like something else.

End rant.

Thanks for coming to my talk. 😘