Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father’s Day from Anna Maria Chávez!

Guest Post: A Message from Anna Maria Chávez
A special message from Anna Maria Chávez, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

Today we say thanks to dad, for all the sacrifices he makes and love he imparts everyday to help guide and shape our lives.  Behind so many of the girls in our Movement is a proud father, grandfather, or caretaker, who encourages and inspires her to reach her fullest potential.  His limitless love forms a solid foundation of support which helps girls develop the courage, confidence and character they need to make the world a better place.

Throughout my life, my dad encouraged me to dream big about my future.  He supported my desire to join the Girl Scouts when I was 10 years old, and he guided me on every step of my journey from law school to my current position as CEO of the Girl Scout Movement.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without his love and enthusiasm.  He believed in me, and that helped me believe in myself.

A father represents love and strength, and his wisdom, humor, and kindness informs the person we become.  So take a moment today to thank the man in your own life that supports and champions your dreams.

A very happy Father’s Day to dad’s everywhere!