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.
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.