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Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Monday, May 6, 2002

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Tomorrow's Heroes

I was fortunate enough to attend the Take Our Daughters to Work event sponsored by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce. The best part of the event for me was attending it with three daughters that I had borrowed. My borrowed daughters, Haley 9, Katie 11, and Alex 14, helped me view the event through fresh eyes.

One of the most exciting parts of the program was the opportunity to talk to women in nontraditional careers. We spoke to an airplane pilot, an army helicopter pilot, a veterinarian, a doctor, a professional soccer player, a firefighter and a policewoman. What was interesting to me was my borrowed daughters did not view this as an opportunity to meet women in nontraditional careers. They viewed it as an opportunity to meet people doing cool jobs. There was a part of me that wanted to lecture them on how hard it was for women to be where they are today. Then a part of me celebrated that, at least for these three girls, we had arrived.

The theme of the program was Tomorrow's Heroes and nothing could have been more appropriate. I met many young girls attending the event who were doing great things too. Many were volunteering, taking part in school projects and holding leadership positions in their schools. It was uplifting to see how many great young people there really are.

Tomorrow's Heroes really are our children. They are our future. I, for one, feel like I am in good hands.

Coaching

Spending time with young people is refreshing and inspiring. The opportunity to see the world through young eyes brings back the wonder and excitement. Although I was the one supposedly exposing these young girls to new experiences, they were the ones who educated me. I was reminded of how seeing things for the first time can be an everyday experience. They taught me that everything is an adventure and that we can do whatever it is we believe and dream we can do.

When was the last time you viewed the world through young eyes?

Daily Success Formula

Today's Youth = Tomorrow's Heroes

Quotes

"Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements." Napoleon Hill

"Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are." Desmond Tutu

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe in them." Lady Bird Johnson

"Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment." John Bradshaw

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