If you’ve ever broken a favorite mug, plate, or bowl, you’ve likely gone through several stages of sorrow. Tossing it would be an option, but there is another way. The Japanese art of kintsugi shines with broken pottery. This tradition, which means“ golden seams”or “golden joinery,”uses lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum to fix an object. It treats the whole breaking incident like a happy accident. We could all use the message of kintsugi in our everyday lives. Things fall apart and nobody is perfect. That’s life.