change the world

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Do you ever think people are placed in your life at a specific time for a specific reason? I am sure we all think this happens many of times.  Your best friend when you were in 1st grade who had the same dress as you, and instantly your still friends 20 years later, or the love of your life that just happened to be at the same event with all your friend and then boom you get married.  But what about the people that come into your life for a short time.  Could be very short,  as in a few minutes or seconds. These are the people that sometimes make the biggest impact on your life.  Just meeting someone for that split time yet they say something to you that changes you. 

Last night I was out with one of my very best friends, Annie.  She was assisting me in a photo shoot that I can NOT wait to show you all.  be patient :)
While we were standing on the side walk a very nice older man, maybe my dads age, came up and said, "Hi girls!! What are you doing?",  we explained we were in the process of taking pictures for a project I am working on.  He then said, "well you should have a picture together, get in there let me take one for you.  It looks like you are the kind of girls that love pictures." Duh,  we are both obsessed.  He was so nice, made sure if was centered and the background was pretty. You could really tell he cared.  He let me review the picture to make sure I liked it, handed me my camera, looked us both in the eyes and said, "ok girls, change the world!" and walked away!!  We both looked at each other and said, "DONE, we will!" 

I know it can sound crazy, but that little time we spend in the presence of that man was inspiring.  He was not a creepy man, or a weirdo or anything.  He was like a regular dad, just an ordinary man who thinks I can change the world. Maybe I just will.  Or at least I'll photograph it well!!

Thats my story of inspiration for the day! 

xxoo

25 comments:

Elisha(: said...

you are WAAYYY TOOO gorgeous!! :P

CALLIE said...

Love this! What a precious man.

Chrissy.Barile said...

Bless that man! I wish there were more amazing people like him! Change the World Stesha! xo

This is so inspiring! And warming. Thank you for sharing!

modern Suburbanites said...

gorgeous photo!!

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Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love this! What great advice :)

My two year old has taken up asking what peoples' names are in other cars when we are driving...a nice little reminder that it is a big world and there are many, many people to meet along the way!

Shalyn said...

You are gorgeous and I love this post. I definitely believe every single person we encounter is put in our life for a reason. What a neat man!

Shannon Marie said...

Your photos are lovely! :)

My life theme is "reasons, seasons and lifetimes." I'm a firm believer that everyone in your life is placed there for a reason to teach you something! Love this post! xo

Aimee said...

Always thinking about those little encounters. Thanks for sharing your story.

Ms. Givens said...

Best story I have heard in a long time. :)

Katelyn Rattray said...

What a precious man! Those are the kind of people that give me hope for humanity.

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- Katelyn

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

What a great story! And I'm your newest follower!

Christine said...

such a neat story! I totally agree that short interactions can change your perspective on life.

Love the outfit, that shirt is beautiful!

Lauren said...

love this! sometimes it certainly is the littlest things that make the biggest impact!

Stephanie said...

I love when things like that happen in life...it isn't often so they are always special. :)

simply megan. said...

agree!! everything happens in it's own time. love it :)

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Aw,what a great guy! Can't wait to see this project!

Erin said...

That is the sweetest story ever! :) Sometimes people can surprise you so much!

Be Inspired said...

You are so adorable!I'm loving your blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Hayley said...

awww i love everyday human kindness like that... it really gives you hope. You look gorgeous.. loving those boots =)

Now following x

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Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

you are so adorable girl. and it is definitely true, people are put into our lives for various reasons and we should definitely take full advantage of that.
xo TJ

Laura said...

Wow love that story! ..and I adore your outfit in those pictures :)

Daisy said...

You have such a cute blog! Love the whole thing :)

Sar said...

What a sweet man! I love people like that. It's amazing how random strangers can be so motivating. Make sure to pass on the random act of kindness!

Catherine said...

I love that story. And your blog is so cute (I just stumbled on it.) You go and CHANGE the world!

XO,
Catherine
FEST (a new blog about food, style & travel)

Annie said...

Love this outfit - that blouse looks lovely - and the lighting in these pics is gorgeous :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray