As a Girl Scout leader and an activist for the rights of children, sometimes I ask myself, "Why am I doing THIS?" A fellow Girl Scout leader presented the following at a recent leaders meeting...and it answers that question for me. My hope is that it might be helpful to others as well...
I am not doing this for the easy hours, high pay, parents gratitude, power or prestige.
I want the world for your children and mine, a world where they can share and help to share; a world of love & laughter where they can show compassion.
I want them to look at the stars, a sunrise, a sunset, the work and world of people and feel the beauty inside themselves.
I want to help them learn to finish anthing they start and do it well and guard their worth with a deeper understanding of themselves.
In giving of myself and my time, I reap rewards far beyond what I give. I receive for my children and future generations, a better world.
I am doing this because I care. And so, to all of YOU, because you care - THANK YOU. You may not see it today, but know this YOU make a difference.