Day 11. Cookies for the Troops.

This year, Grace wants to sell 650 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.  That is a lot.  We aren’t really making very good progress, either, because our neighborhood is pretty hard to sell to.  Today, we gave 10 boxes of cookies to troop to troop, to help her meet her goal, and to give a minuscule token of our daily appreciation to our troops for the sacrifices they make for us.  Troop to troop is when Grace’s girl scout troop sends cookies to the U.S. troops by soliciting donations.

I was about to type that one of the challenges with this giving challenge is that I haven’t been really embracing the whole concept of MINDFUL giving.  I am giving, but I am not really being terribly mindful about it.  But then, as I was typing this, I thought back to the following quote, and I guess maybe I was a tiny bit mindful today.

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”  Albert Einstein.

Today, I will remind you that you can give too – after emotionally assaulting you with Albert.  You can contact our chief troop giver with your request, if you feel moved to give cookies too, by emailing your request to

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1 Response to Day 11. Cookies for the Troops.

  1. Now, cookies I love. I think that is a very nice thing that you did for the troops, It’s something small but at least it’s something. They do a touch job over there, you can never show enough appreciation.

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