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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Passing on the Good in Life

Jean Sexton writes:

Today I was passing by the local Girl Scout troop selling their cookies outside one of the stores. The timing was perfect--payday for most us was Friday and this is one of the major stores in town.I was reminded of an ad on the radio.

The Girl Scout troops in Eastern North Carolina do something special called "Operation Cookie Drop". If you want to support the Girl Scouts and you want to make a soldier's day, you buy a box of cookies for a soldier stationed overseas. The cookies will go to troops from the five military bases in the area -- Camp Lejune, Fort Bragg, New river Air Station, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, and the National Guard of Pitt County. Just $3.50 makes a difference in one person's joy.

Nearly every area has something that is going on where a person can share. Got a coat that you hate? Donate it to a community closet. Don't want that box of Girl Scout Cookies, but want to share the happiness? Ask the Girl Scouts to give the next person who comes up to the table and who has a child that box of cookies. Where there is a will, there is a way.

And by giving, you usually make your own life happier. So what are you waiting for? Reach out and give.