Viral Facebook Post Is Advising Men To Take The Photo
Most women prefer being behind the camera rather than in front of it. And in a world of photoshopped perfection, it’s not all that surprising. But Kaylin Maree Schimpf, an inspirational speaker from Glen Rose, Texas, warns us all of the dangers of this practice. And in a post that’s now viral, Kaylin is advising men to take the photo!
Shared more than 30,000 times, Kaylin’s post advising men to take the photo reads:
“Dear men…. take the photo…
It doesn’t matter what she looks like, or if she tells you no, take the photo. You may not think about it often, or at all honestly. But how many photos does she capture of you, of your family and of your life you’ve built. But when she is gone, those photos won’t show your children the women who was behind the camera.
Take the photo.
Messy hair, no make up or a dirty old t-shirt won’t matter to your children when she is gone someday. What will matter is that you loved what you saw enough to take a photo, to document it, to preserve that moment in time of the woman you love. No woman wants to look back at a lifetime of selfies. Do what she does for you every day, and snap a few moments in time.
Be proud. Take photos of her. Before kids and after.
Just take the photo….”
Though Kaylin took the approach of addressing men in her post, really her message is for everyone. Her advice? Stop worrying about how you look and get in the picture!
The inspiration for the post came to Kaylin as a sad epiphany following her father’s death. He spent all of his time behind the camera. And once he was gone, Kaylin was heartbroken to realize how few pictures she had of the man she loved so dearly.
"Photos are all we have eventually," she said. "Memories are great, but I look back and I have nothing of my dad."
It’s easy to get caught up in taking pictures, so be sure to share this story to remind someone you know to get in the picture!
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h/t: 22 Words