- I love the idea of a super skill. We are all snowflakes. I think this is a particularly applicable thing during the holidays, when many of us will be spending time with people with whom we have quite a bit of history. To open the class, we met for circle time and sang a few snowflake songs you can find that talk about snowflakes and how God made us unique like snowflakes. Thanks for your comment and a very Merry Christmas to you too! Mummy Zen | Barbara - It's definitely important to look below the surface because, as we well know, things aren't always what they seem. You will need: December 22, 2009 at 08:14 AM, really inspiring article. And initially i was like, "bleh. But there are others who insist that, for all our differences, we’re all, in the end, just snowflakes. mostly nice though." "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow." :0, Posted by: December 21, 2009 at 02:23 PM, That is one awesome photo. You're going to like her," rather than those times you have to say, "Well, she's nice, but... She can have a bad attitude sometimes. Few of these notions are intrinsically detrimental, as the judgements we attach to them exist only in our minds. And...happy blogging! December 22, 2009 at 09:51 AM. As Unique As Snowflakes Board. Let it cool before using. Posted by: 4. Oneness without acknowledging your uniqueness makes you homogenised and self-inhibiting. Have children glue on fun foam snowflakes or snowflake stickers. Embrace it! 2. Unique Like A Snowflake › Lifestyle. Just like we all come from God, our Heavenly Parent. What if we realized that we could all be uniquely who we are all the time and that we didn't have to fit into anyone's categories (even our own)? Thanks so much for your insights! Thank You, God, For the gift of winter. December 22, 2009 at 03:54 PM, Posted by: positively present | Scary, yes. Cliche as it might seem, you really are unique. You are not a powerless speck of dust drifting around in the wind...we are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes-unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose. I wanted to be so unlike anyone else. Think about how much easier it is when you can say to someone, "Oh, she's really nice. And depending on the temperature, the snowflakes could take other forms as well. Then, talk about how we are like the snowflakes in a way. Saved byPamela Joyce Randolph And i think you can't split the unique from the oneness. You might find some that are exceedingly similar (particularly at the beginning of a flake's development) but fully formed snowflakes are indeed structurally different, if only by … Posted by: Let the contents boil for a few minutes and then remove from heat. Let each person talk about something that makes them feel special or unique. Or, make hot chocolate and drop some of your “snowballs” into the cups to make it festive. Posted by: That is SO well-said and I really agree with that. Really great comment, Alex! What do you notice about them that is beautiful? It's just different brush strokes painting the same picture." Pretty crazy! We like to say we have the MOTHER lode of ideas! A good reminder to look at others with a fresh untainted eye and allow them the opportunity to reveal their uniqueness to us in whichever way that might be. December 22, 2009 at 07:00 AM. Posted by: Posted by: "People are more complex than that. They are really easy to do if you have a nice blender. As I clicked through the collection of about twelve different snowflake images I realized two things: 1. Hayden - Me too! There are so many kinds of beauty. December 22, 2009 at 03:01 PM. We like to be able understand things and sometimes we come across things or people that just don't fit into categories. Here are the basic instructions on how to fold a paper snowflake. There are a lot of other fun treats you could make to go along with this lesson. Posted by: positively present | Background: Cover the board with blue bulletin board paper. (I wasn’t! We want things to be in categories so we can understand them. Lance | Every tiny intricate snowflake was truly beautiful. From a distance we all generally look the same. Join over 180,000 others who keep tabs on 'Or so she says...' family ideas & favorite things! I cannot stress enough how important it is to remember this, to know that, though it may seem like you've seen a "type" of person before, you should never assume that you know everything about him or her. What if we started out with every new person we met as a completely clean slate? This really is amazing." Create snowflakes from q-tips, adding a layer of glitter or fake snow to each unique creation. I got thinking about how we, as people, are kind of like snowflakes. Posted by: twitter.com/BSwafford | He makes each one unique. I love making my kids say nice things about themselves. Would You Rather ~ Scripture Edition Game, The Ultimate Collection of Scriptures on Faith. "Here I am in all my glory, embrace the weirdness that is Alex!!" Perhaps that's one reason I clung so much to that Snowflake book. And yeah, every person is unique. Merry Christmas. This is such a great way of putting how we are unique but alike: "I think you can't split the unique from the oneness. 161 Copy quote. Rocky - Me too! Lance - I'm glad you liked the analogy! Each one was unique in a variety of ways. Throw two cups of ice into the blender on low and chop until it is chipped into tiny pieces. December 22, 2009 at 12:30 PM. There’s a unique beauty in that and knowing that no matter what, there is no one that can contribute, influence, or live their life quite like we each can. When the bulletin board is all done, it states, "We are like snowflakes, all different. 10 Reasons I Love Being a Latter-day Saint, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. What would happen if we saw these familiar people as new people? We're all pretty familiar with the idea that all snowflakes are unique, but seeing them in all of their unique glory really hit home for me. Another feature that defines the education received by people of the “snowflake” generation, is that their parents have made them feel very special and unique. Thank You, God for snowflakes, Most of us grew up learning that every little snowflake was unique–probably as a way to make us as individuals feel special. Daphne | (If you haven't already clicked on the link, check out Snowflakes on Amazon and "Click to Look Inside" to see some of the images from the book.) We're snowflakes. I rarely buy things for myself this close to the holiday, but I couldn't resist its beautiful images...) I can remember standing in the aisle, holding that book, and thinking, "Wow. Hi Adelle and Mariel, Cut them in half. (Today, after going to Amazon to grab the link to this book and checking out once again, I decided to order it. 1. It doesn’t hurt, and it is quite funny! But also liberating. Most of the time. positively present | Unfortunately for us, when we get down to the heart of it, we can't really put people as neatly into boxes as we'd like to. Read the scripture: Moses 2:27 “I, God, created man in mine own image, in the image of mine Only Begotten created I him; male and female created I them.”. I wanted to be a snowflake. ), we really are all so unique and, when you think about it, that's pretty amazing. Look very closely and you will be able to see the tiny flakes. And, let your beauty shine. Every snow flake is unique. So perfect! Just like a snowflake there are no two people alike. Albert | UrbanMonk.Net | One of my favorite inside Winter games is to have an indoor snowball fight! December 22, 2009 at 08:47 AM, Dani, I adore this post! You've raised such a great point about how things used to be and how, if people hadn't thought for themselves, these things still might be that way. Make sure to get all of the marshmallows cleaned up after the game is over. 81.8k Likes, 396 Comments - Nika (@nikasofie) on Instagram: “we are all like snowflakes. I can always ask, "how do they do that so consistently? Don't worry, you'll like her." Now we have been told that all snowflakes are unique — which is true on the molecular level — however, it turns out all snowflakes fall into one of 35 different shapes, according to researchers. ", Posted by: The Snowflake Prayer. I saw that quote in the Snowflakes book and thought it was great. Make sure to add your own thoughts about each person. It's so easy to define each other by appearances or skills or qualities. December 21, 2009 at 05:01 PM. No matter how many billions of them fall from the sky, there are never two the same. Jay Schryer | They were real.). Thank you so much for sharing that with us. You can buy snow cone syrup to squeeze on top, or make your own with this simple recipe. Posted by: We are unique, but we want to be together. What if we started out with every new person we met as a completely clean slate? But, once the snow stops falling we forget how it all got there. There is no one -- and never, ever will be anyone -- just like you. And, of course, it brings me back to that analogy between snowflakes and people that implies that we, like those little flakes of snow, are all unique. Dani, this is wonderfully written! “I will lose the habit of stars in the heavens, as frozen water loses the habit of snowflakes. Like a snowflake! See, it's the ratio of "expected" to "unexpected" that gives us dimensionality and makes each one of us unique. The precise reasons for the formation of various snowflake shapes is not completely understood by scientists, but they have been able to generate a list of eight … He is a perfect creator. But usually she's nice. You write beautifully and so much resonated with my spirit! To echo what you said, although we're all different, in many ways we're the same. That being said, there are people who have "terminal uniqueness" and seem to revel in making it a cause and to force it. Transfer the syrup into a container with a spout. But snowflakes don't believe their own publicity. Watching all of those snowflakes fall down, I was reminded of a book called Snowflakes that I once picked up in the bookstore. Unlike snowflakes, we can be cleansed of our filth. I like to think all of my hairstyles are like snowflakes as well all different and … A few days ago, I was browsing through my Facebook feed when I saw something that actually took my breath away. :) I really appreciate the comment on my writing and it warms my heart to know that you really enjoyed this post. Start the lesson by showing the images of real snowflakes. The sky! J.D. Your email address will not be published. We are all made by God. All Women Stalker | We are unique and beautiful in our own special way. Just like in the images of the snowflakes. But, when we look closely, we can see that we are all special and each of us has something unique to offer. Snowflakes all come from the same place. Accidentally made those to snowflakes the same!" Required fields are marked *. Inspirational, Life, Positive. Isaiah 1:18 - "Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord. 2 C Sugar What if we truly saw everyone for the unique person that he or she is?". But, really there are thousands, no, millions of different kinds of beauty. This is a concept I've often struggled with. We are all like a snowflake, all unique in our own beautiful ways!!! ;) Thank you for sharing!! I kept thinking about it and so I decided that it was time I bought it. People are more unique than that. What tactics do you use to remind yourself that others are unique? should be like? It is not a pumped-up synonym for unusual. Love. We are snow and ice and water. It makes things less uncertain and us human creatures love our control. The short answer is yes, snowflakes really are different from one another. We wouldn't be assuming people should act or be a certain way. Glue the picture to the back of the frame. I always like family lessions like this for our kids. I've always wanted to be unlike anyone else (though, in high school, I'll admit that I bought in quite heavily to that whole conforming thing). Rocky | R O C K O N O V A.COM | Nobody is like you. We are all unique. It's so cool to think about it that way, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Stir over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. God uses snow to illustrate how pure and clean we can be when our sins are cleansed. Even the nicest person in the world can be mean. And real hi, with as many around as there is, aint no one gonna notice your differences unless they care enough to look closely. Where I'm from, we get snow, but blizzards are rare. Thanks for your great comment! We all have a uniqueness to us but we are all similar. We want to be able to simplify things, and I get that. Stop the blender occasionally and stir it around if you need to get any big ice pieces incorporated. If we stopped comparing and contrasting and realized that, no matter how hard we tried to categorize someone, he or she would only fully fit into one box -- his or her own -- the world would be a lot better. People are more complex than that. So, after a number of years looking for another me I have decided that I am a snowflake, I am unique, and there is just one of me. Erin | I'm me." As you said, it's best to just be who you are and to be okay with that. Tell your family about how God created us. Governor Trevor Pitt came into school and started the activities off with his 'Snowflake' assembly - we are all unique, just like snowflakes. Posted by: As unique as we all are, we do all want the same things (like love) and we mustn't forget that when we're looking below the surface at others. - uh uh dani boo!! As the ice crystal falls through a cloud and to the ground, water vapor freezes onto the ice crystal, eventually creating the symmetrical six-sided snowflake we all know. Some common types of snowflakes would have the shape of a column like needles, or simple hexagonal plates, and sometimes a thick hexagonal column of prisms. And on a less Buddhist Zen magic level than "we are all one" malarky, I really think that people all have the same stuff. Seeing uniqueness without the oneness makes you feel separate and distant and removed. I'm from this little town that shuts down at the sight of a flurry. We … There is no such thing as 'most unique' or 'very unique' or 'rather unique'. How do you celebrate the absolute awesomeness of being uniquely you? December 21, 2009 at 11:59 AM. Just like when I was flipping through the book filled with page after page of unique snowflake images, it can be overwhelming to see everything as separate and independent and so, so different. How can we, like snowflakes, come together to make the world more beautiful? Because of this, we know that we are exactly as He intended for us to be! This beauty is hard won, in vivid poems of family, race, faith, and nature. I really like how you tied some of the questions I asked into the holiday season because, you're right, we often have to spend time with those we have a lot of history with. Even when it's been complimentary, I always think to myself, "I'm nothing like that person. It's so easy to place ourselves and others in boxes. When you are done talking about what makes your family members unique and beautiful, hang the snowflakes up somewhere in your home as a reminder of what you talked about. :). For added fun, coat the snowflakes with fake snow like these found at Confessions of a Homeschooler. Snowflakes are actually the perfect metaphor for people. Give everyone a handful of marshmallows and then at the count of three, go wild throwing them at each other. December 24, 2009 at 11:41 AM. Isn't it amazing that no two snowflakes are exactly alike!?! How would those relationships develop without baggage? Thanks for your comment! Enter your email address in the box below to receive the Positively Present Newsletter. :), Posted by: It wasn’t easy, but she did it! Syd - Acceptance and compassion are so important and those are both so essential to the underlying purpose of this post. Well, Dani, All I can say is that I am thankful for all the little ice crystals, the drops of water, the currents of the air...everything that worked together to make you the unique snowflake that you are, cause that snowflake is pretty awesome. How can we be unique and still keep our connection to others? Let us celebrate that. Then, talk about how we are like the snowflakes in a way. December 21, 2009 at 10:28 AM, I love your snowflake/people analogy and so seasonal too :-). Everybody has a super skill, even if their super skill is making others annoyed. :), Posted by: For the cold frosty snow And shimmering icicles, For frozen lakes and rivers, And most of all for snowflakes, Ever so beautiful, so special, So one of a kind. Syd | Like how one cubic foot of snow can contain like a billion flakes. When people are easy to figure out -- when we can put them neatly into a category like "nice," we like that. What you will need: Construction Paper Foam Self-Adhesive Foam Snowflake Shapes Glue How to Make the Snowflake Picture: 1. can feel your undiluted love for existence :). If we were to suspend judgment and try to see things for what they are (instead of what we think they should be), I think we'd all be a lot better off. Your tips always make sense and make me see the world (and life) in new ways. It might seem like a common sense piece of advice, but if we really go into it, and look for the positive, we are often stunned by what was there all along - but we denied. Before class cut sheets of construction paper in half for the background (border) color. positively present | We are unique, but we want to be together. ️ .. It makes things a lot easier, and who doesn't love easy? The short answer is, yes, because each ice crystal has a unique path to the ground. The opening sentence is: "We use to love them because, just like us, every single one is unique. Each one IS unique, but we all have the same structure and are pretty similar in spite of our differences. (Oh, and we would love to have you join us on social media, as well... @orsoshesays) See ya around! What you wrote is so true. "We are all snowflakes"...I love that! I hope your holidays are wonderful!! alex - unleashreality, Posted by: You can string them together to make a garland, or hang them  on a window. "she's nice but pathologically deranged. It's so true that everyone has one and it's amazing how well people use their skills (even if they're negative ones!). It really pays to form your own opinions about people. One of my favorite treats is to make homemade snow cones. 1 Package of (Any flavor) Kool-aid. I really appreciate the feedback. (For more examples, think back to 1998 and check out Everlast's "What It's Like," with lyrics that go something like, "I've seen a rich man beg/ I've seen a good man sin/ I've seen a tough man cry/ I've seen a loser win/ And a sad man grin/ I heard an honest man lie") As you can see from these lyrics (and thinking about examples you've probably seen in your own life), you know it's not always that easy to compartmentalize people. nothingprofound | Something is either unique or it isn't, and damn few thigns are. December 21, 2009 at 05:43 PM, Meream - Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment! When I share this fact with my students I tell them that God, our wonderful creator, never says "Oops! I'm thinking about buying it too. My kids seem to look forward to a Family Night Treat more than anything else. Combine the water and sugar in saucepan. People are like snowflakes – unique and special in their own way. What if we truly saw everyone for the unique person that he or she is? Erin - Thank you! To make your bulletin board or door more meaningful, I have also included snowflakes where the students can write how they are unique. Life is full of various types of stress and that … The LGBT agenda continued and the pupils took advantage of the snowy weather with 'Snowflake' themed activities. Overwhelming, yes. I think, for me at least, the best possible way to approach it is to be unique. [1] The second source mentions the isolated usage in 1800s, but says it never extended past Missouri in the 1800s. Don't forget about the uniqueness in others and, just as importantly, don't forget about the uniqueness in yourself. Let them remind me that I am like that in Your eyes… So beautiful, so special, So one of a kind. Hayden Tompkins | Even the most horrible person can be sweet. Francis Bacon. The wave isn't separate from the ocean :), happy holidays dani boo All snowflakes are unique, sort of. What if we assumed nothing and waited to learn about them, waited to hear what they had to say about the world instead of making assumptions based on their appearance or our preconceived notions of what a human of their age/type/race/gender/ethnicity/religion/etc. It makes sense when you think about it too. We are all unique, just as each snowflake is. No two people are alike, just as no two snowflakes are alike. Went to a workshop the other day where we did a very poof-poof "let's hold hands and share our life stories" type of group love session. We need to be together. positively present | The snowflake book is gorgeous! They can get a little bit messy. Embrace your uniqueness and celebrate it every day and in every way you can. This really is touching to think about, and how we can celebrate that uniqueness in each of us. Mrs. Vollenweider ‘s Kindergarten students created their own snowflakes and then wrote why … Jay - Aww, what a beautifully written and kind comment! 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