do good anyway

these darling girls let me take pictures of them backstage even though i was late, even though i was nervous, even though i dragged tyler behind me, even though my shutter sounded like a shotgun, even though i clumsily tripped around them to find an awkward picture.

but they were glowing.

and i stopped thinking about i.

they were there to dance for someone else they didn't know in a country they had never been to in a world they could never imagine. they were there to raise money for suffering and impoverished children and their families. it was inspiring and beautiful.

visit here to see why they danced that night.


may God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.
mother teresa.

people are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. forgive them anyway.
if you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. be kind anyway.
if you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. succeed anyway.
if you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. be honest and sincere anyway.
what you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. create anyway.
if you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. be happy anyway.
the good you do today, will often be forgotten tomorrow. do good anyway.
give the best you have, and it will never be enough. give your best anyway.
in the final analysis, it is between you and God. it was never between you and them anyway.
mother teresa


Anonymous said...

Love the photos!

David Dudley said...

Beautiful work as always!

melange muse said...

that first picture is so magical! I love it.

Toughbad said...

I am so glad you could make it to the show! Great photos!

Julie said...

These photos are nothing short of magical <3

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