“Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
The quote above might need to be on my desk this school year. As a fifth grade teacher this is something I need to be reminded of daily. You can say you love someone or show someone love, but the true test of love is to love the unlovable. As a teacher I have experienced tough students over the years, but what helps me be successful with them is to show them that I care. Usually the best way to show them is just by simply listening to them. They might have to vent at you for a few minutes, but those few minutes can be very valuable. First, they know you value what they have to say. Second, you can better understand why they feel the way they do. Most times we simply want to know that we are heard.
I took this photo a while ago. I rode my bike to Marshall Park in Uptown Charlotte. It was a very clear day. I took full advantage and went to my favorite spot to take photos in the park. Marshall Park is a place I like to visit often. It has some great views of Charlotte, and the reflection of the lake is an added bonus. This is why I like to take photos of same places in town because it helps known what the results of good outside lighting compared to bad outside lighting. I have learned more about lighting in the last year because I have a few spots I like to photograph again and again. This was one of those days where the lighting was perfect.