This is a picture of a sand dollar which we picked up in the car park of a garden nursery (not sure how it got there!).  Similar to snowflakes and fingerprints each one is said to be unique…

Mum sent through this whakatauki today (Maori proverb) that she uses in her kindergarten.  These were her words for me as her child, an encouragement of my specialness and value as a one-of-a-kind individual.  Just want to share the positive affirmation –

You are important. What you have to say, what you think and what you feel are important and worthwhile.

kia maumahara ki toou mana aahua ake

cherish your absolute uniqueness