Pop open my freezer any day of the year and you’ll find a variety of Girl Scout Cookies – I cannot get enough of those things! I’m partial to Thin Mints, but have no squabbles with people enjoy a Samoa or two.
At one time, many, many years ago, I even sold a few boxes. I did my part as a Girl Scout. Not quite as much Jennifer Sharpe, a 15-year-old from Dearborn, Michigan. This year, Jennifer sold 17,328 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. Unbelievable. Though the Girl Scout Association does not keep records, it’s believed to be the all-time high.
Jennifer raised over $21,000 for her troop and consequently, is taking them all to Europe for 10 days. While we all might be shocked at Jennifer’s ambition, this is not the first time she’s raised enough to take her troop on a trip – a few years ago, they all got to swim with dolphins on a Caribbean cruise. Maybe, when Jennifer is a little bit older, we could use her phenomenal skill as a mortgage banker at Quicken Loans!
Talk about an incredible mindset to just get something done. She decided she was going to get the trip and truly outdid herself. The next time I get frustrated by something, I’m going to remember Jennifer and her cookies. Wait….maybe not the cookies part. That could get ugly. And fattening.