THE POWER OF ONE

 THE POWER OF ONE

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

The mind is a curious thing composed of complexities.
The Periodic Table of Elements fascinates me and so I'm studying it and learning.
Hmmm ... why?
+Is it the curious letters themselves which challenge a "word" crazed person?
+Is it the challenge of linking letters to specific elements and learning about them?
+Is it a hungry mind simply desirous of exploration in a new world?
+Is it the wonderment of categories, orders, and properties assigned brilliantly?
+Is it the challenge of identifying curious numbers with the elements and knowing what they mean?
+Is it the discovery of precise order that I appreciate and wish to understand on the Periodic Table?
+Is it the mind of the man credited with the creation of the Periodic Table?
Yes ... to all of the above but an emphatic yes to the questions emboldened.

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Dmitri Mendeleev is the brilliant mind behind the original Periodic Table.
Dmitri Mendeleev was the "... Russian chemist who developed the periodic classification of the elements. Mendeleev found that, when all the known chemical elements were arranged in order of increasing atomic weight, the resulting table displayed a recurring pattern, or periodicity, of properties within groups of elements. In his version of the periodic table of 1871, he left gaps in places where believed unknown elements would find their place. He even predicted the likely properties of three of the potential elements. The subsequent proof of many of his predictions within his lifetime brought fame to Mendeleev as the founder of the periodic law."
-Bernadette Bensuade-Vincent
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Dmitri was born on February 8, 1834 in Siberia (Russian Empire) and died on February 2, 1907 in St. Petersburg Russia.
A man with an intriguing history, I've appreciated familiarizing myself with a condensed biography of him.
Dmitri's upbringing captivates me, his mind challenges, and so does the individual who witnessed and perceived his early potential which, in Dmitri's case, happened to be his mother.
The "power of one" I am reminded is a significant power and number, indeed.
It doesn't have to be a mother ... just a significant "other" who makes an extraordinary difference:
Sibling. Relative. Friend. Foe. Teacher. Student. Neighbor. Artist. Employer. Employee. Author. Possibly even a stranger at just the "right" moment.
We all have at least one individual who aided and empowered us in some extraordinary way and helped us at a crossroads in our lives. We also have the potential to become someone's else's "power of one" in our today.
It's an empowering consideration.
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I challenge you to create a "periodic table" composed of individuals who have empowered you and aided you in your life. Assign numerical value to them and the power of the "atom energy" they supplied you with in a needful season.
Assign individuals with positive numbers according to positive energy and impact and see if it doesn't have an extraordinary effect on you.
It's a stimulating assignment.
That's all for today,
I've more elements to discover and more adventures to experience.
The possibilities are endless ... with regard to the elements.
The Power of One.
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"I saw in a dream a table where all the elements fell into place as required. Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper."
-Dmitri Mendeleev