The beauty of a snowflake


During a really difficult time in my life, I watched Disney’s “Frozen” for the very first time.  I’ve always been a fan of Disney, and I make no apology for the fact that Frozen’s now my favourite film.

And yes, I do acknowledge that I’m far older than what I’m sure is the main intended audience!

I remember watching one specific scene (if you’ve seen it – and probably even if you haven’t – I’m pretty sure you know which one I mean) and connecting with the film through certain parallels with my own life.  I resonated with the story-line on a different level, and as strange and unexpected as the source was, it had huge meaning and significance for me.  Anyone who knows me knows of my obsession with all things Frozen – which only deepened at the release of Frozen 2 – but I’m pretty sure there’s only a rare few who fully understand it.

But even without diving deeper into the personal meaning behind the film, there’s so many links to the work I do and all I believe in – in snowflakes themselves, as well as in the plot lines!

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand in the cold." (Aristotle)

“No two snowflakes are the same”

When you think about a snowflake’s journey, they start the same way and end up in the same place.  But they all have different ways of reaching their destination.  Some bump into each other and get damaged, others collide and join, some simply drift with the breeze…

It’s exactly the same for us.  We’re all born, and none of us live forever. But the path of our lives is unique and individual.  For some people, it’s all plain sailing, others encounter bumps in the road.  For many of us there’s a roller-coaster ride of good and bad.  But we’re all changed and altered by each new experience .

And when we’ve stood in the cold, and faced the challenges, we can appreciate the good times so much more!

"...at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect." (Steve Maraboli)

Zero judgement

Snowflakes don’t judge each other for being different.  A snowflake simply, is.  It travels it’s own path, forming exactly as it’s meant to, efficiently and effortlessly reaching its destination.

As humans, we do the same.  Wouldn’t it be amazing to face no judgement from others?  For everyone to appreciate that while we’re perfectly formed to travel our own path, other people’s path is different.

When we stop judging ourselves, and accept our perfect imperfections, our beauty and strength – our individuality – sparkles.