in this life
today was good. i'm not sure if i've mentioned this or not, but i love taking pictures. today, i had a photoshoot with a girl that graduated from my high school last year, named kristina. we got together after school, and it had been raining all day. i was so scared i'd have to cancel because of the humidity, but it dried up and was almost sunny by the last period of the day.
while taking her pictures, all i could think about was how pretty some people are, naturally. every girl i photograph is gorgeous, and it takes a toll on my self-esteem sometimes. there is a line between self-confidence and being conceited. i believe that in order to love and be loved, one must first love themselves. life is too short to worry about who has the best hair, or which girl gets asked to prom the most, or who wins homecoming queen. everyone has something beautiful about them, whether they see it or someone else sees it. i try to remind myself of this every single day. it's always nice to be complimented, and i make sure i throw some nice things out there every chance i get, because i love making people smile. so, i'll challenge you: whenever you may be reading this, the next time you go out, to school, work, or wherever, i want you to compliment as many people as you, can, and smile at everyone you come in contact with. you never know what your one smile can do. the quote i will leave you with tonight is from one of my favorite movies: