Another quote I came across that [I changed slightly] goes along with this perfectly: “When things in life seem to break you down and there is no hope of reassembly use the pieces to create a beautiful mosaic that is even more awesome and beautiful than what you started with.”
EVERYONE has moments that break them, heartache that leaves us cracked, things that chip away at our fragility. We are human and life can be beautiful but also beautifully broken. We are here to learn, to feel, to grow, to face fears, to stare down pain and come out stronger. Every struggle or step makes or breaks.
It is like a mosaic. Tiny pieces come together to create patterns—some are so detailed and take longer to put together=like going through things that hurt or challenge us. Other mosaic patterns are full of vibrant colors & are quick work because of the joy within the details.
I recently found a piece of jewelry that is from the early 1900’s called Micro-Mosaic. I saw this bracelet at a vintage shop and was drawn to the tiny details. At first glance I had no idea of its origin or intricate detail–I was just drawn to the patterns and uniqueness. I then asked the girl working there and she lit up sharing its origin. The bracelet was pieced together with the tiniest of tiny pieces of shell. The intricate design is a piece of art, not another like it. The pieces of jewelry were made in Italy and sold to tourists who were on a European tour. I was taken by the tiny details, the story, the beautiful art held within its lines.
Life is like that—tiny moments, special details, intricate memories all placed together to make a beautiful life. We have moments that are dull, challenging and may feel like dark pieces in the mosaic and then there is white or light pieces to contrast the dark times. There are splashes of color, pieces that make up flowers, trees…patterns that all work together to make something beautiful. A BEAUTIFUL LIFE.
Love and Peace to you today. xoxo