In such an inconsistent world, love and kindness can bring much needed compassion. 🌈
“To be kind is more important than to be ‘right’. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Affection, gentleness, warmth, concern, and care are words that are associated with kindness. While kindness has a connotation of meaning someone is naive or weak, that is not the case. Being kind often requires courage and strength. Kindness is an interpersonal skill.
There are different ways to practice kindness. One way to be kind is to open your eyes and be active when you see people in need. Do you notice when people could use a helping hand? A sense of community is created when people are kind to those who need help. Opening your eyes means noticing when others are suffering. A kind word, a smile, opening a door, or helping carry a heavy load can all be acts of kindness. Celebrating someone you love, giving honest compliments, sending an email thanking someone, telling someone how s/he is special to you, helping an elderly neighbor with yard work or food, taking a photo of someone and sending it to the person, sharing homemade food, refusing to gossip, and donating old clothing and things you don't need are all ideas about how to practice kindness.
Kindness is a willingness to full-heartedly celebrate someone else's successes and also includes being kind to yourself. Do you treat yourself kindly? Do you speak gently and kindly to yourself and take good care of yourself?
There are many ways to be kind and many opportunities to practice. Perhaps kindness is a value that could add more satisfaction to and strengthen your relationships.” - psychologytoday.com 🧠
“Treat others the way you would like to be treated”. Ever since I was little, The Golden Rule has always been important to me. I remember looking at it almost daily in the cafeteria at elementary school. Each day is a new chance to be a better version of the person you were before. Let’s choose to be more compassionate and love one another. ♥️✨
San Diego, CA Family Photographer
Jessica Francis Photography
San Diego, CA (Ventura Co, CA Jan 2021)
Golden Light Portrait &
"Jessica is a talented photographer who I’ve trusted to capture our memories on multiple occasions. She is patient and goes above and beyond for her clients. She is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. She makes sure to listen to what you’re looking for in a photo session and ensures she meets your expectations."