It is always such a rewarding moment when you hear a story of someone young who is a mover and a shaker. It is just this type of story that I heard this past weekend. I was at the Grove show personalizing when a woman came up to me with one of my "Bone Appetit" dog ornaments. Awaiting to hear the dogs name...the lady revealed a very human name....one I had never heard given to a dog...but of course...anything is possible. The woman then proceeded to inform me that the ornament was for her granddaughter. Taken a bit back that someone would purchase and personalize a dog ornament...she then proceed to tell me that her granddaughter owned a business where she baked dog biscuits...and the name of her business is "Bone Appetit"...now as much as that is a little wow...it became a big WOW when she informed me that her granddaughter was only 10 years old. Now if that wasn't enough...the woman then proceeded to tell me that the town her granddaughter lives in nominated her for kid of the year....and to top that...she WON.
Now doesn't that say something! We hear so many negative things about kids these days...and very little bragging about the amazing ones. I was quite impressed by then with all that my customer revealed to me...but there was MORE! When the girl won...she was given $5,000.00 in dog food...and she turned around and donated it to a local shelter. How amazing is that?? I must say...it totally renewed by belief for our future knowing that there is this amazing young girl out there who has the gumption to go out and do it. Nothing stops her. AND to top that she has a heart full of love, compassion and generosity. I wish I would have gotten her name, city etc...but just knowing the story alone made my day....I hope it makes yours.