Sunday, March 8, 2009

Best Shot Monday - Compassion

I have a friend named Stacy who is a writer (and whom I also work with). I don't know how long ago it was (it feels like its been a couple of years) that she told me she was writing a story about compassion. Stacy usually writes fiction mysteries, so I was surprised that she was going to write a nonfiction story about compassion.....but I was intrigued. Well, things happen in life, time goes by, people get side tracked and pregnant and it has been put on the back burner. Every once in a while I will say to her, "Hey, have you written any more on that compassion story you were working on?"

I have started working in the office more because Stacy will be going on maternity leave and she is training me to do some of her work while she is out. At lunch the other day, I bought this little figurine. When we got back to the office, we were all showing each other what we had bought. When I pulled out this figurine I told Stacy that I wasn't sure in what way, but that it was going to be an inspiration to the both of us somehow.

I started taking pictures of it later that night and I ended up processing it with Pioneer Woman's seventies action. The next day I was in work, I gave her the picture in a frame. I do realize now that she will be leaving to be at home for midnight feedings with her newborn, but I thought if she put it in her office at home and sees it once in a while, that it would inspire her to continue writing about it. (Side note for Stacy...maybe at 2am when she is finally asleep and you are wide awake watching infomercials!)

As far as this little lady inspiring me?....I think its a pretty picture and I get to look at the figurine every day as it sits on a knick knack shelf to the side of my kitchen sink. I get a warm little tingle in my heart every time I see her and read the word compassion.


For more Best Shot Monday images, head over to Tracey's.


Stacy March 9, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

What a great idea in giving her a picture of it. What a great piece! I like the faded 70's look to it, too.

Maya March 9, 2009 at 9:13 AM  

That is just so simple and beautiful. Great idea!

Megan March 9, 2009 at 9:59 AM  

lovely thoughts to accompany this shot. so quiet and thoughtful.

Jen March 9, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

Oh Joanna that is beautiful. The photo is amazing and what a sweet gesture.

Hayley March 9, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

This is a really beautiful photo. I love the white space and the message.

tracey March 9, 2009 at 11:35 AM  

thoughtful and inspiring. i'm sure she will appreciate this image when she's in the thick of new motherhood. it's a lovely shot.

Rebecca March 9, 2009 at 12:59 PM  


Christina March 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

What a sweet little story! She's such a lovely figurine, and I can see her offering inspiration to both of you. What a thoughtful friend you are!

What do you do with Ella when you're at the office?

iMother2.0 March 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM  

I read this post last night, then I had to rush to bed ;), but really thought about it while falling or trying to fall asleep. I love that you gave your friend a framed shot of it. I'd really like to share more with friends...and that's just a super fab idea. The little piece of art is so simple, but says so much. Well done! and that's for the inspiration!

carrie March 9, 2009 at 8:22 PM  

I love this figurine. I love the shot, and I especially love that you shared it with your friend. What a beautiful thing...

MGF March 9, 2009 at 9:41 PM  

That is such a wonderful idea. You are good friend.

Killlashandra March 10, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! I wish your friend Stacey well with her maternity leave. It's hard to imagine but mine will be coming up soon too. It seems time just speeds up with kids it never slows down. :) It's a wonderful image and very thought provoking.

Cara March 10, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

That's so awesome that you gave her a picture of it. I love it. I have a lot of "willow tree" angels that I started to collect when a friend gave me "the angel of happiness"

Stacy V March 10, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

The friend mentioned in this post here! I do love this Photo and I love Joanna. She's saved my life on many occations (that's not an lie - she's propped me up in my darkest moment) and my house is full of her photos which inspire me in all aspects of my life. Joanna's a very talented photographer and great friend. Everyone should have a Joanna in their life.

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