Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

Perseverance - Never Give UpHave you ever seen something inconceivable that has burned an image in your mind? Perhaps you visited a place or witnessed an incredibly impossible event and like a video, that captured image surfaces in your mind’s eye again and again during certain daily events.

If you have, then you realize that a picture can be worth not only a thousand words, but a thousand thoughts as well.

This past summer, I had the opportunity of visiting the Grand Canyon of the South in the western part of Virginia. The rugged mountainous terrain was breathtaking. Off to the side of one of the overlooks, I spotted what appeared to be a tree growing out of solid rock.

As I approached the seemingly impossible scene, I started recalling motivational quotes that I have heard over the years. The tree was growing in the crevice of rock. I had to take a picture to remind myself of nature’s example: when faced with what appears to be an impossible situation, we can persevere, forge on and realize our goals.

Photos and graphics on websites have the same effect on visitors. Choosing the right photo to represent your company or organization is essential to capture the visitor’s attention and to make a lasting impression. With the mountains of websites in the Internet landscape, how will your website stand out from others?

R & R Web Design LLC is celebrating our 10th year during 2010, and as our gift to you, we are offering free perseverance photos of that impossible tree with a variety of motivational themes. Please feel free to use one on your website or blog. May they inspire you to press on when your goals and aspirations appear unachievable! When the world says, “Give up”, let hope whisper, “Try it one more time”…. and like the tree in the rock, thrive!

Robin Strohmaier
R & R Web Design LLC

Fascinated with the growing potential and power of the Internet, Robin founded R & R Web Design LLC in the Chicago area in 2000. As creative director, she is passionate about helping others reach their Internet objectives through a strategic online presence with results driven custom web design, ethical SEO, and social media marketing.

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4 comments on “Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?
  1. Rick says:

    Very cool…

    I think this does two things, one inspiring story (amazing) two great example of how a picture can stimulate thought for websites.

  2. NEVER GIVE UP! Just as true today as it was on your 10th Anniversary! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful blog.

    • Heidi, thank you so much for taking the time to read this! The photo in this story was taken in a place very near and dear to my heart – where my father was born. Just reading this article and seeing the photo again does inspire me to NEVER GIVE UP again, even when the road is tough. Thank you, Heidi! I appreciate you!