Brighten your horizons
Here in the southern hemisphere, June 21st is the shortest day of the year. With all the rain that Cape Town has been having this week (grateful thanks!) the days have really seemed dark for longer than usual. To lighten your mood (the days WILL start to get longer from today, the 22nd June!) I am not posting a long blog but am giving you some inspirational quotes to take you through the next 6 months of this year
Before sharing the quotes, an important message for all the parents with whom I have had the pleasure of working with in these past 6 months. Every photo shoot was special to me – to see your love for your newborn, the innocence of each baby and your absolute delight in having a new little addition to your family. The milestone sessions are very specia,too as one sees a stage in how that tiny little baby is growing into the adult they will finally be! THANK YOU–I am humbly and sincerely grateful that you gave me the privilege of photographing your precious little ones.
Without any further fanfare, here are those four quotes!
1: A little more kindness, a little less judgement
If we all show a little more kindness to those around us and are a little less judgemental, imagine the difference this will make! No more talking about people behind their backs, no more judging a person by the clothes he wears or his accent. Show our children, by our actions, that kindness to others reaps rewards and that judging others is not what we should be doing. We are all different and all people should be treated equally.
2: There is no elevator to success you have to take the stairs
Think about this quote! If everyone would put their heads down and actually WORK for what they want this would have a big impact on society. We should all realise that not everything is handed to us on a platter, but we have to work hard in order to achieve that which we want. Imparting this concept to our children would be a good idea for many reasons!
3: Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer
Attention seeking gets us nowhere and definitely doesn’t generate respect. If you earn the respect of the people around you this is far more valuable than just a brief moment of attention which you may have got by putting yourself in front of someone else. If others respect you, your children will notice and they will also be aware of how you have gained that respect and wish to imitate your actions and, in turn they will also gain the respect of others.
4: You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but you can’t give up
Last but not least, frustrations are always going to be there to hound us. When everything seems to be going pear shaped, scream your head off, cry buckets if it makes you feel better but NEVER, EVER give up on what you are trying to achieve. Those stairs you have to climb may be steep but you will eventually get there. And your children will watch and absorb how you handle frustrations, they may see you scream and cry (unless you choose to do that in a locked, padded room!). They will also see that you don’t give up.
So, as we enter the last half of 2018, be kind, don’t judge others, work hard to achieve the success you want, gain the respect of others and forget about seeking attention. Scream, shout, cry if you have to but above all never give up!!
My very best wishes to all parents past and future who have used or will use GoFoto Lifestyle Newborn Photography to capture images of their little one. Also, to all those future moms and dads out in the Ethernet who read this blog. I wish you well and hope to meet some of you soon to “ooh and aah” over your newborn!!!
Yours in lifestyle newborn photography,