Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day. We are celebrating with Girl Scout cookies! They arrived at our door last night via the neighborhood Girl Scout. It was very windy, and she had brought our boxes in a handy grocery bag. "Don't blow away!" I said, laughing, but she didn't have far to go to get home.

My daughter and I of course immediately opened a box. We'd finished dinner; the timing was perfect. I was so glad it was our neighborhood Girl Scout at the door, and not someone selling me siding. We ate some Thanks-A-Lot cookies, which have a thin fudge layer on one side and say "thank you" on the other in various languages.

So this is a day I want to pause and say a big thank you to women all over the world working toward human rights and equality for women. This year's UN theme for the day is "Empower Women--End Hunger and Poverty," so I feel acutely the irony of eating Girl Scout cookies in celebration. They are a luxury, but they do support a good cause. And I think they've gotten a little healthier: Thanks-A-Lot cookies have a little iron and no cholesterol.

8 comments:

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Lovely post. We need more things with an expression of gratitude on them!

Dale said...

:-)

What she said.

Collagemama said...

In my stack of hot-off-the-press library books is "Juliette Gordon Low : The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts" by Stacy Cordery.

Just now listening to Cordery's interview on the Diane Rehm Show. http://thedianerehmshow.org/audio-player?nid=15638

seana said...

Last year, thanks to going to a bar, I ended up being roped in to helping put on an Int'l Women's Day Event. Well and good, but that somehow led to me having to be a kind of safety guard on the day, making sure people didn't step out into the street illegally. And then the women started giving me attitude! And believe me, I wasn't the most vigilant of safety people. Some people smell blood when they see any kind of designated authority.

All in all, it was a good event, but this year, I'm lying low...

Kathleen said...

Delightful of you all to visit!

Thanks for the interview link, Nancy!

When I was a Brownie, I was charmed that the Girl Scouts' founder's name was Juliette, such a romantic name.

Kathleen said...

Seana, maybe you needed some Girl Scouts nearby!

Hannah Stephenson said...

I love me some Thin Mints (and the Girl Scouts, for being pro-equality).

You know, I tried to leave a comment on your men in kilts post, but it didn't let me, I don't think....boo.

Kathleen said...

Thin Mints in the cupboard, Hannah!

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