The sun sets on another day…
As I drove home tonight the snow pelted the windows and I enjoyed the star field simulation in front of me. It was as though I was driving in warp speed for a while, and the darkness made it so much more fun. As I drove I thought about how each flake hitting my windshield was an individually created masterpiece born of the cold and water vapor in the air, and as I considered that I saw the simple logic of it all. The small flakes of ice were as individual as we are.
It is amazing when you think about how many people there are on the planet. Each one a unique individual, and each one similar and different in their own way. Now, I am not a person who thinks everyone is wonderful or there are no problems in the world, but I do think that each person is unique.
I think sometimes we forget that everyone is not the same, and in the process we lose a little of ourselves as we assume too much that the people in front of us understand who we are, how we think and how we approach the world. It is hard to explain but if you think someone perfectly understands you, five minutes from now you may be surprised by them.
So imagine the snowflake with its myriad of facets and crystalline structures, then think of how we are hundreds of thousands of times more unique, from DNA to experiences, and in that we are also constantly changing. You know what? This makes you, yes you, something special to be cherished. This gives everyone some value in their life for their uniqueness.
Next time you are with someone and not seeing their point of view, take a moment and consider who they are and how they may be unique. Just try for a moment to be patient and to understand.
So as the sun set son another day, consider well the unique things in your life, including all the people you know. There is so much diversity that is right ther ein front of us if we only open our eyes and look for it. Keep your eyes open, pay attention, and enjoy being you, for you are the only one that ever gets to be you. Be happy with who you are, and understand others are different every day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and live it every day…