What I’m Thankful for

I had a great time this Thanksgiving getting to spend time with my family and learning a new recipe. I took the time to truly be thankful for all of the things that I have as well. Family, friends, and everything I need to be happy. The cookie sale is also something that I am truly thankful for. It has provided me with the opportunity to learn, which I believe is one of the greatest gifts. I have learned business skills and I’ve also gotten to interact with people outside of school and classes. I’ve heard many touching stories that have stuck with me about all sorts of different topics. I also know that none of it would have happened if it weren’t for my mom allowing me to spend all of my time during the cookie season selling cookies. Each year my mom spends all of her free time driving me around to different places all over the city so that I can sell cookies, and I am so thankful that she has done this for me.


Tonight I had a Girl Scout meeting that I planned as part of a thing that my troop is doing where each of us plan meetings for the month. I decided to do something a little different and volunteer at a nursing home or something similar. I called a nursing and rehab center to see if there was anything that my troop could do for them and found out that they love trivia and just visiting with people in general, so I set up a time that a majority of the troop was able to come and prepared a list of trivia questions and general questions. It was a wonderful experience to get to talk to so many kind people at the nursing and rehab center and I think that they had fun learning new trivia facts. We were able to do a service to our community for almost no cost and all I had to do was make a phone call, inform the troop of the time and date, and prepare a little bit of questions, it was that easy! It made me think about how we were able to help them so easily and why people don’t do that kind of thing more often. Giving back to my community is very important to me, and I am so glad that I have so many wonderful opportunities to do this kind of thing with my troop. I want to encourage everyone to find a way that you can enjoy spreading kindness and even if it’s just once a month, try to do something that can benefit your community, it might give you something else to look forward to and enjoy. After tonight, I know that I will definitely want to try and volunteer in my community more often.

Taking Every Opportunity

A lot of people that I have talked with say that they have a quote that they really like or inspires them, and I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes. It goes; “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do rather than the things you did, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain. What this means to me is to take every opportunity that you can get. I think of this quote while I am making decisions, like whether or not to go for a big goal. I always weigh in all of the pros and cons when making a decision, and it usually takes a few days of thought for me, but when I remember to think ahead to if I will regret my choice, that usually helps. One example of using this kind of thinking is last summer, I decided between participating in a musical, which I have done for the past several years with the same theater, or going on a huge Girl Scout trip to Michigan. I decided to participate in the musical, because I knew what I would be missing out on and thought that I would miss that part to my summer if I didn’t do it. I’m really glad with my choice and I had a wonderful experience!

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome SignHello, and welcome to my first blog post on my new website!

I’m excited to launch my new, dynamic website. I’m are planning to make use of my blog, updating it on a regular basis. This is where you’ll find the latest and greatest information on me.

I’m also excited that the new website T&S Online Marketing created for me is much easier to update on an ongoing basis. That means I’ll be able to keep my audience much more up-to-date on everything I have to offer. Not only will the blog be updated, but the rest of the site will have current information as well.

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