Five years ago I encouraged my cousin, Nadine, to start a girls camp. I knew that she was destined to bring the girls camp into fruition...she scoffed at me. That is, until she spoke to a mentee of hers. She asked this mentee, "What are you doing this summer?" Her mentee replied, "Nothing. Just hanging out with my boyfriend." At that moment Nadine decided that she WAS going to start the girls camp. TGI (The Greastest Investment) was born!! The name is so apropos. Our young people are our greatest investment. If we don't put time and energy into them, then our future is bleak.
That was 5 years ago and TGI is still going strong. I am not surprised at all that TGI is doing so well. Nadine, who has a high powered job, has the most humble and giving heart. She has given back not only to these young ladies, but to Haiti as well. I've had the honor to spend time with the TGI girls before but this was my first time speaking to them as Mrs. New York International. I was beyond excited!
The title of my message was: Sparkling In A Dull World.
1) We sparkle when we spend time with GOD
2) We sparkle when we serve others
3) We sparkle when we love ourselves
I love public speaking, especially when my audience is engaging!
Here's to many more years TGI!