I have attended quite a few virtual events these past few months, but this one just might be my favorite. It is no surprise because Princess week is ALWAYS the best time ever and even though the circumstances weren’t exactly ideal, we really had a great time!
I’ve been studying News Writing at the Ohio University so I came a little late after a class, but I jumped right in to a conversation about building a platform. It was awesome to hear all the girls innovative ideas to take initiative and make a difference in the world!
Then, I got to lead the girls in a craft. We all planted our own personal vegetable gardens! On the eve of Princess Camp, my mom and I made special deliveries to all the girls with bags of goodies. There were some Seeds of Hope gear, Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen swag, and the supplies for the craft!
During this activity, I asked who has been told they can’t do something; that they’re too young or their dreams are just too big. Every single person on the Zoom call raised their hand. These girls some as young as 5 already know that feeling. By planting our Seeds, we learned that it doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are, where you’re from or anything in between, you have the power to change the world. I told them that the next time someone makes them feel small again, all they need to do is look outside at the giant trees and remember how small they were when they were just seeds.
From the smallest of seeds grow the mightiest of trees.