Guiding Love

>>  Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This post left me thinking lots this evening:

http://tawny75.blogspot.com/2009/04/guiding-fun.html

Guiding is an incredibly special thing. There is a level of inclusion that is so like (a good) family. I feel that I could walk into a Guiding HQ anywhere in the world and say "Here I am, what would you like me to do?" I know I would be welcomed in and become part of the same special thing.

I know there are times when leaders don't always see eye to eye but that's just a natural thing. We won't always be best friends with everybody because we are all individuals. But over and over I have built up such beautiful friendships that stem simply from saying "I am a Guider".

For a while my daughter has been at the Brownie pack I help out with and whilst I love having her with me in some ways it has been a little invasion of 'my thing'. Guiding is my own interest, my little piece where I am not mum, wife or a DBA. I am just me, having enormous amounts of fun and helping girls grow into their own fantastic potential . Which is exactly what Tawny (!) says.

I probably sound even more soppy that the original post but I can actually hear Elgar's Nimrod playing as I stand up tall and say :

"With a wonderful history, a working objective and a positive place in today's society. I am proud to be part of something so great."

Need visuals : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUgoBb8m1eE

I'll put my hanky away now and go and do something useful like cutting out templates for next weeks meeting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments :

Tawny 5:32 pm  

I am glad my post made you think. I too am proud to stand up and say I am a Guide Leader and proud of it.

My K starts at my unit in the next couple of weeks and it will be strange for us too.

Check www.guiders.co.uk Its a great site :)

Strictly 6:14 pm  

I feel exactly the same, though I got involved because of my daughter so am finding it strange she is no longer there.

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