I hope you had a great Christmas and are enjoying your holiday season as this year comes to an end.
This morning I woke up to a pleasant surprise...
The first snowfall of the year (well, technically this winter)!
But still, quite a fun way to wake up.
I looked outside to see the tables covered with six inches of snow. The grass was nowhere to be seen.
It was pouring (that still applies to snowfall, right?).
And as I gazed out my window to watch the winter flurry, a thought came to me.
No two snowflakes are the same.
Just like when you use scissors to create a paper snowflake, the same applies to nature.
And the more I stood there and thought about it, I realized the same applies to us, as well.
I know I know. It's cliché, but bare with me.
We live in a world where people will do anything to stand out.
We give ourselves names and labels to differentiate from others. We place stickers on everything from laptops to water bottles to showcase the things we like (I'll admit, it's pretty fun).
Some people even create their entire personality around their interests.
But what's it all for?
To show the world we're someone different?
To display our unique traits and characteristics?
Who really knows.
All I know is... you don't need to prove to the world that you're different because you already are.
I'm sure at one point or another, your best friend was joking around and called you a "special snowflake."
But the truth is, you are. And they are.
Just like no two snowflake is the same, no two person is the same either.
Strip away the names and labels and you'd still have a unique, one-of-a-kind human being.
Because nothing can take away your individuality.
Why fit in when you can stand out?
Why would you try to be something you're not when you were made to be nothing but yourself?
You see, we're all different.
But that doesn't mean you need confirmation to be different. To be unique...
To be yourself.
So let go of the names and labels and embrace that little snowflake inside you.
Because it wasn't made for anyone else.
Never stop dreaming,