In 1926, Girl Guide and Girl Scout delegates gathered at a global conference and decided to initiate “World Thinking Day” ~ an opportunity for all to express thanks for the movement started by Lord Baden Powell and to consider their cohorts around the world, bringing greater awareness and appreciation to different cultures and acknowledging the needs and concerns of each region.
Here we are 90 years later, and on February 22, 2016, the Girl Guides & Scouts organization’s World Thinking Day focus is on “connections that make life happier.”
And I couldn’t be happier to share with you, here below, their promptings: *
As you read these four beautiful invitations, please consider your own connections ~ with your Self, your family and friends, your outer world.
Connect with me: If we don’t take the time to connect with ourselves and understand what we need to be happy and confident, we won’t be able to make the difference we want to make in other people’s lives.
Connect with friends: Connection is friendship and friendship is happiness. So what makes a good friend? Connect with someone you care about, make a new friend, and explore the relationships that matter to you.
Connect with the world: Look wider and see how you can make a difference in the places you care about. Get to know your community or a place in nature, then look wider still and connect with the amazing world of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting.
Connect, share, and celebrate! Share your WTD 2016 adventure and connect with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.
Life is made richer by the appreciation and care we give to those around us, as well as to ourselves. To whom in your life can you offer appreciation? How can you make a difference?
It absolutely warms my heart to think that on February 22nd girls and young women across the globe, who are part of the Girl Scouts organization, will be enriching all of our lives with positive thoughts and compassionate action. Let’s all join in and strive for the Integrated Life!