As I traverse the country speaking about “On My Honor” at Girl Scout jamborees, bookstores, and through the radio waves, there is at least one woman in every audience at a crossroads in her life. Sometimes, she tells me about it. The kids have grown up, the job has changed, or she’s moved into a new city. She’s looking for the next new thing to do. She reminds me of Daisy, and how so many of us live our lives in different stages.
Daisy was in her early 50s when, childless and widowed, she felt totally adrift. She happened to sit next to Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, at a London luncheon, and suddenly, it was clear what her purpose would be. Daisy’s is the story of the American woman. Things happen we don’t expect. The path isn’t the one we exactly meant to follow. But it’s never too late to reinvent yourself, to find what you really want to do next.