wabi-saby baby!

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I have discovered the most amazing thing. I happened to read an article the other day about the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. This is completely new to me, but, basically, it refers to finding the beauty in the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is the appreciation of things because of their uniqueness. It’s finding perfection in the imperfect. What a wonderful reason to step back and take a look at life—in all its flawed glory. Now, of course, that doesn’t make my messy kitchen aesthetically pleasing, but it does help me appreciate the awesomeness of my daughter’s writing or my son’s finger painting masterpiece. In a world when perfect is the goal and getting there is often the focus of the journey, I want to appreciate the the process.

I don’t know about you, but taking a moment and being aware of the wabi-sabi sounds like a great idea to me.

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