We are a bunch of flakes


I saw this small snowflake on Bobbie’s hair the other day. It was perfect. I thought to myself, “This flake is just like her, like me, like everyone. No two are alike. They fall without permission and stay present everywhere. Together among others we can’t see their individuality. But, when we search closely we see perfection.”

I see your spirit and your uniqueness as beautiful. Each one of us is here together melting into one. Don’t lose sight of your gifts and your beauty just to blend with the norm. Be a lovely snowflake caught in the wind, a window or hair…standing out to make a difference! In those moments that chaos embraces you with uncertainty, fear, anxiety and questions notice that you are the most important person in your life.  You make a difference in this world.

The most incredible sense of freedom is being who you are and loving yourself without expectations from others.  Just like the snowflakes we will land where we are supposed to.  Life is magical in that way.  Each of us at one time or another has been overwhelmed by the opinions of others.  Don’t let them dim your light.  It will make you lonely, isolated and disregarded.  What you are is just as intricate and beautiful as the designs on a flake.  As A.A. Milne said, “The things that make me different are the things that make me.”


4 thoughts on “We are a bunch of flakes

  1. WOW! How often do we get to see a picture-perfect snowflake like that one?! Too bad it had to melt! I’d have wanted to preserve it in the freezer!

    As I read this post just now (yes, I’m “a bit” behind in my reading), I thought of your friend Kathleen. So sad that she couldn’t bear the frightening uncertainties in her life. I hope that she is finally at peace now. You’re right — facing life is the courageous way. Unfortunately, some of us lose sight of our courage when life gets tough.

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