I'm so glad you're here!

Welcome to the Amanda Foote Photography Blog

Nothing would be the same if you did not exist.

September 8, 2016

{Taken -and revised- from a very old email campaign I wrote 3+ years ago.}

amanda foote photography

There’s a quote from a book that says: “You are not here just to fill space or to be a background character in someone else’s movie. Consider this: nothing would be the same if you did not exist. Every place you have ever been and everyone you have ever spoken to would be different without you. We are all connected, and we are all affected by the decisions and even the existence of those around us.” These are the words of one David Niven.

We walk through life quietly, most of us unaware of the impact we have on each person that we encounter. Every smile we give and every smile we hide, every tear we shed and every tear we forbid, each little thing we do or moment we experience is like a ripple in the sea. It starts out small, barely noticeable, but it grows, it grows into something bigger than all of us, bigger than imagination can perceive. We are all ripples in the sea, we think we are small. We think that little we do matters. But everything matters. A ripple is born as a drop in the ocean, but it has the potential to become a tidal wave.

It is with this mindset that I use to conduct my life. And you should do the same.

You budding creatives out there: People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.

That is my first tip to you amateur and beginner writers, artists, photogs, creators: 

Treat your clients the same way you would treat your mothers, your sisters, your brothers, your children. But take it a step further, and treat everyone this way. If kindness is the foundation on which you build your life, it will never break, it will never topple, and it will never fail.

Comments >>

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *