Enjoy being unique!

“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated.  When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.”     ~ Wilson “SnowflakeBentley 1925

I am sure that many of you have heard the phrase “no two snowflakes are alike”.  This was actually proven by Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley who was the first to photograph a single snow crystal, or snowflake.  He captured over 5000 snowflakes in his lifetime, not finding any two alike!

Do you know how snowflakes are formed?  Snowflakes form as snow crystals in the clouds when the temperature dips below the freezing point.  As the crystal drops through the cloud, it bumps and knocks others becoming a snowflake.  The more “bumping” the crystal goes through as well as a little melting and refreezing, the more complex and beautiful the snowflake becomes. 

People, like snowflakes, are one-of-kind, too.  We each have our own individual human fingerprint.  Throughout our lives, we experience trials – like “bumps” for the snow crystals – and tribulations – like temperature changes for the snow crystals.  These trials and tribulations are constantly melding – not melting – us into a beautiful, complex being and developing our unique gifts and talents.

Just think if “Snowflake” Bentley hadn’t shared his passion with us.  Nobody placed any value on his photographing snowflakes, but that didn’t stop him.  Many of us have conformed into a way of making a living that is practical without satisfying the needs of our hearts.  Don’t let practicality get in the way of being unique and enjoying your passions!

What is unique about you?  Don’t “melt away” like a snowflake . . . leave your record with us today!

 

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