My twelve year old daughter and I were playing in the snow yesterday, and I was really struck by the beauty of snow, and how amazing snowflakes are. I decided to google snowflakes and I came up with 3 interesting facts.
1. Every snowflake has it’s own unique shape and is different than all other snowflakes.
2. The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour (5 kilometers).
3. The largest snowflakes ever recorded fell in the state of Montana in the United States of America. The snowflakes were 15 inches in diameter.
In Britain the subject of weather generally seems to feature high on peoples agendas. The state of the weather can of course affect our choices, but working with the snow, rather than moaning about it, is the smart thing to do. Complaining that the trains aren’t running, or that schools are closed, does not get the trains moving or the schools open! So, even if it’s freezing outside, or something has been cancelled due to the weather, why not look at how you can work with your circumstances, and make the most of each moment. Like the snow; which has all but gone today, moments can never be repeated
We, like snowflakes, are all unique and we all have different ways of doing things. Rather than comparing ourselves to others it’s much more useful to recognize our strengths and celebrate our individuality.
I invite you right now, to be in the moment and present to the wonder of life, and your own magnificence!
Here’s is a little film to illustrate my point …