Schoolgirl Santa

Thank goodness I was never sent to school…

That would have rubbed off some of my originality.

 Beatrix Potter  

This Goddess was a little anxious.  She had never done anything like this before and she worried about all the things she thought she needed to fix about her body to look good in photos.   She had given up a career in the corporate world to adapt to the demands of multiple sclerosis while raising two small children.  Thanks to the help of her loving sisters, she prevails over adversity and has given birth to, a jewelry line dedicated to raising awareness on various afflictions, what truly matters, and how we can support each other in our struggles.

Imagine her thrill at how her images exceeded  her expectations!  She tells me, “My favorite part of the experience had to be your laugh.  It lightened up the whole session making everything feel safe, fun, and delightful!  Your patience with an amateur like me was amazing, too…  You made me feel pretty the whole time.  Thank you for sharing your creativity and changing the way I see things about myself.”

Imagine her husband’s surprise when he opens this Christmas present he’d never expect from his demure wife.    Oh, joy!

Let’s marvel at what truly matters and the gifts of 2011 that can’t be wrapped.  In the school of life:

Where did I go in my travels and introspection?

Where have my choices led me?

What did I learn from my successes and failures?

What meaningful connections did I make?

Whom did I cherish?  How generous was I with praise?

How have I given myself appreciation and gratitude?

Be the HAPPY in your Ho-Ho-HOLIDAYS!



© Sharon Birke

Photography for the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother

Powerful Goddess is a trademark of DoubleSmart LLC

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mountain
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 18:13:29

    Naughty and verrrrry nice! I don’t think it took any “fixing” for this woman to be beautiful. A lucky husband too!

    I have added their site to my favorites for the next time I want a gift of jewery for a woman I love.

    You raised many questions for thought in the “school of life”. Too many to answer here…you know how wordy (long-winded) I can be…hahaha. I like to reflect somtimes on succsesses and failures. I have a favorite line from a song…”dont confront me with my failures, I had not forgotten them”. I think of this when I strive to not make the same mistakes and look to the future for success.

    Sharky, thank you again for the food for thought,

    Happy Holidays


    • Powerful Goddess Photography
      Jan 04, 2012 @ 15:00:22

      Thank you for the warm cheer, Mountain! Remember you are a success already. 😉


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