I started this for 2 AAM challenges ago and finally finished it. I decided that after writing this that maybe writing it down is the first step to actually doing something about it. Thanks for the challenge, Steph. :O)


Journaling:


If I could
I would visit the troops and take candid photos. I would give them to the men and women in the military so they could see what I see. That they make a difference. That they are appreciated. That itís not a small thing that they do.
I would take candid photos of the participants and workers of the Special Olympics. I would give them to them so that they could see what I see. That they are wonderful. That they are cherished. That they are winners.
I would go to nursing homes and take candid photos (and some posed ones, too because they love that) of the residents. I would give them to the residents so that they could see what I see. That they are not forgotten. That they are valuable. That they are loved.
I would go to the streets and take candid photos of the homeless. I would give them to the men, women and children so that they could see what I see. That they are people. That they are worth as much as the next person. That they are seen.
I would go to the schools and take candid photos of the teens. I would give them to the students so that they could see what I see. That they are unique. That they are interesting. That they are attractive and important.
I would take candid photos of the ordinary, everyday people. I would give them to them so that they could see what I see. I would do this so that the teachers and the bus drivers, the taxi drivers and the mail people, the painters and the dancers, the stay at home moms, the janitors, animal control officers, truck drivers, cafeteria workers, hospital lab runners, and pizza delivery people. . . could all see what I see. That they are needed. That they are important. That they are part of the big picture . . . and can be proud of who they are.


We can't all be heroes because
somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
-Will Rogers


so I will take pictures
of the people who clap . . .and I will give them to them.


Credits:
Lynn Grieveson:
Hansel Kit
Jesse Edwards:
Brisk Borders
Mindy Terasawa:
Karissa Kit
Gretchen Thomas:
Drawn Hearts Brushes and Stamps
Katie Pertiet:
Candid Collection
Gator Crossing Kit (stitches)
Snap Frames and Edgers No. 02
Country Roads Kit
Postage Strip Words No. 01
Pattie Knox:
Beaded Strings