I worked in a mini warehouse of sorts at one of the Gathering Places (Girl Scouts’ fun term for office and shop….and, of course, a place to gather.) The office set up there is typical with lots of cubicles, offices on the perimeter and of course, a lunch room. Most days, that’s where I ate my lunch. As I wandered through cubicle-land on my way to enjoy my 30 minutes of sanctuary, I noticed right away that next to the lunchroom was a cubicle where the employee had placed a dry erase board in a spot where I could not miss what was written on it. On it I read (because it was in very large lettering) an inspirational quote. I thought to myself, “This is cool.” I noticed after some time, that the quotes would change at least once a week, and at times, more frequently. Ah! I liked this! The woman who sat in the cubicle was a part-time Community Engagement Specialist, named Tamika. (I hope I spelled her name right.) Community Engagement Specialists spend much of their time in the field and as I spent all of my time in the cupboard (other than lunch) we had very little time to chat and get to know each other. We did manage to get a little time to chat here and there and I was very excited to find a fellow “quote nerd.” She, like I, collects quotes and has done so since childhood. During one of our chats, I told her about my Monday Meme. Blush moment coming here…she really liked the idea! Blushing now.
As always, please feel free to use and share this meme as you see fit. With this one though, I ask you to think about my quote buddy, Tamika. She is a great person. She is a dedicated Girl Scout professional, who truly cares about the girls with whom she works. She is also a devoted mother to a wonderful young girl. As I think about our conversations, I am not surprised that Tamika chose this quote as her favorite. She embodies its essence.
Do you have a quote that you love? Let me know if you would like a customized meme.