This morning I woke up to a spectacularly white garden and roads. Without any apparent warning, Britain woke up to overnight snowfalls, leading to the usual chaos and disruption on the roads and even the trains. Isn’t it funny how just an inch of snow brings this country to a halt!?
Though January with its snow may not be most people’s favourite time of the year, think about all the joy it also brings to many. Children have already been out with their snow playthings and many a snowman (snowperson?!) has been manifested today.
This reminds me of the time when my siblings and I first saw snow all those years ago after we arrived from Kenya. As the winter months drew in that year, we waited patiently to see and feel this thing called “snow”. That Christmas day morning, I even jumped up out of bed and looked out of the window. After all, it is supposed to snow on Christmas day right? Dream on – we haven’t had a proper white Christmas in the 30 years I have lived in the UK.
Can you just imagine how wonderful snow must seem to a child? It is a marvel how these little white flakes seem to come from nowhere and then just settle down. That’s how we felt all those years ago – and to me snow flakes are just as wonderful today.
Also, incredibly no two snow flakes are alike. As one snow flake lands on your head and melts, it is almost sad to know that something as unique as special as that has just disappeared forever.
The point is that we can all continue to be amazed and in awe of the world around us. I read somewhere how one should see everything with new eyes every moment. Or maybe I just made that up – sounds good anyway.
So next time when you go out in the snow, reflect on just how marvelous and amazing snow flakes are. Also, just like each snow flake is unique, so are you. There will never be another one like you – ever.
You are just as special and unique as each snow flake.
As each unique snow flake melts away and fulfills its destiny, you too are on your own unique path.
Ask yourself how best you can fulfill YOUR own destiny.
Finally, here is quotation from an unknown source (unknown to me):-
“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together “
Just think what WE can all do through unity and a common vision…..
I have to say it Arvind, your blog is fast becoming my favorite site on the net! I love your writing and I love the fact that every piece you write comes from the heart…So far each and every one has put a smile on my face!
Speaking of snow, when we next meet, remind me to tell you my snowman (snowperson) story! :p I was out at 5 am in the fresh snow this morning. I love the snow when it’s fresh and even though I had a cold, I had to get out there and just be the first one to make footprints in it! 🙂
Thank you for your kind words. It is heartening for me that my words are bring received the way they are meant to be.
I look forward to hearing your snowperson story. If it is a “clean” story,you might want to share it here with the rest of the world :-).
Enjoy the snow whilst it lasts.
Love and gratitude