I’ve said many times that every person is like a snowflake, each one distinctly different and yet uniquely beautiful. You can see both beauty and uniqueness by observing snowflakes under a microscope, yet their individual beauty is so greatly magnified by seeing trillions of those individual flakes come together to blanket an area and create a wonderland of beauty.
There are a few powerful lessons in the snowflake:
- Individuality is important and worthy of honor and respect
- Community is also important for that’s where massive beauty is created
In 1624, English poet John Donne wrote, “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main….”
During this almost magical season of holidays, let’s revere the unique beauty in each person we encounter as we also embrace the concept of our interconnectedness with each other and with nature.
In doing so, we will blanket the planet with love and beauty – just like the snowflakes when they come together. Through the power of our interconnectedness, we will magnify the joy and love that flows though this beautiful holiday season, more people will be uplifted, and we will make this world a better place.