Day 3 of peace...

by Christina

I absolutely LOVE snow. Not ice, not drifting snow as a result of wind. Just snow. Big fluffy snowbanks that blanket the earth for a long winter’s nap.


Snow is tangible peace; peace in action. It carries great strength but does so in a soft and gentle way. It's quiet yet powerful with the ability to change the world. Yet each individual snowflake is unique and collectively accomplishes something magnificent. It miraculously arrives from the sky, gently falls to the ground to protect the earth, to renew and restore the water supply, to nourish the plants and trees, to provide a playground for the young and old alike.

Peace tip #3.

Sit back today and listen to my favorite piece from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker “Waltz of the Snowflakes”.  Imagine that you too are a beautiful snowflake…not a ballerina but truly a snowflake.

What does it feel like to be a snowflake? Jot down any thoughts that come to mind.

If you feel like it take a little time today to make yourself a paper snowflake. Remember when you were a child and you took a piece of paper and folded it in half, in half again and again (maybe even again)? Then started cutting holes in the folded edge? Play around with it. Maybe invite someone you live with, or a friend to join you to make a paper snowflake or two.

Place your paper snowflake some place special as a reminder of your uniqueness in this world yet the ability to create powerful lasting change.