The Girl Scouts are selling cookies in my building today. It's been a long time since my cookie-selling days but seeing the uniformed girls chirping at the entrance to the elevators made me all nostalgic for troop meetings, camping trips and friendship bracelets. The boxes aren't pretty and neither are the cookies but I couldn't help thinking how much they mean to so many people. Troops use the money to fund trips and activities that mean the world to young girls, especially those who might not get to participate in such extra-curricular activities otherwise due to economic circumstances. I don't know how many of you were also Girl Scouts but if you were you know what I'm talking about. If you weren't, support them anyway because the organization is one of the few that aims to instill good leadership qualities in young girls.
*Image from Erin Zuriek