2/6/08

O How I Love These Cookies....

It is Girl Scout Cookie time!!! I love this time of the year. I never know exactly when it starts but I know around mid February to start checking every Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and Blockbuster in town for those girls in brown or green vests selling cookies.
I was once a girl scout. I became a girl scout in 3rd grade and stayed active in it until I went into the 5th grade. I really enjoyed my time as aGirl Scout and I wanted to continue to do it, but I was deathly afriad to go to the big new Jr. High School as a Girl Scout. There was a true story (clearly a rumor) going around that there was a gang of girls in the 7th grade who beat up 6th grade Girl Scouts (isn't it amazing what we believed when we were younger?) I was sooo afraid, that continuing my role in Girl Scouts was not even an option. I remember my mom and grandma trying to convince me that it wasn't true and that if I wanted to stay in Girl Scouts then I should. But what the heck did they know?!? They didn't go to my school, and obviously a 7th grader wouldn't beat them up....
So the moral of the story is don't ever be afraid of what is around the corner. I let fear of the unknown (and untrue) hold me back from something that could have been great, and of course involved plenty of COOKIES!!!

1 comment:

Summer said...

I was a Brownie (pre-girl scout, I guess). I only did it for about a year though. I still remember the song "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver but the other's gold." For years I wonder which friend was the gold one.