Saturday, September 24, 2011

the pageant

This is my best friend and cousin, Ashley.
Last weekend, she competed in the Miss Murray Pageant for the 6th time.
That is dedication to a dream, people.

Let me tell you a little about her.
This pageant is a scholarship pageant, not simply a beauty pageant.
Ashley promised herself that she'd always wear a one-piece swimming suit in the competition.
and she did.

And let me explain a little bit about why she wanted to win.
Not for the money, the recognition, for beauty, or simply the sake of winning.
She wanted to win because she wanted to serve.

But, Ashley doesn't need a crown to make a difference. 
She finds incredible service opportunities all the time.
And dedicates her life to serving.
She inspires me. 

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