Did your parents ever tell you “Honesty is the best policy?” But maybe you disagreed. Perhaps you thought that would only cause more trouble. Let’s say one of the three of us broke our mom’s favorite vase. Naturally, our dad would ask which of the three of us broke it. He’d promise if we told the truth, we would not be punished. Our dad would scold us and remind us to be more careful. In the end, we were glad to understand the importance of being honest. My kid’s books highlight things like friendship, teamwork, honesty, and kindness.
A young lady named Charlotte McCourt is well acquainted with the values of honesty. Here’s what she wrote about one flavor of Girl Scout cookies she sells:
“The 11-year-old gave the Do Si Do cookie a 5 out of 10 score because of its “bland, unoriginal flavor”. Her most scathing 1/10 review was for the Toffeetastic; saying that it was “a bleak, flavorless, gluten-free wasteland”. Charlotte said,” She tried everything to make the cookies taste better including dunking them in tea or hot chocolate.”
Charlotte rated all the brands of cookies she sells and her rating letter went viral. People were so impressed with her honesty, they wanted to support her efforts. Good job, Charlotte. You’re doing the right thing!
After that review, you’re probably expecting Charlotte’s sales to plummet. But instead, she broke records with extremely high sales. Charlotte’s goal was to sell three hundred boxes. But guess what happened? she sold over 23,000 boxes. In fact, it’s record-breaking. Isn’t that amazing? Perhaps she can write creative kid’s books about her sales philosophy and how it helped her reach her goal. I’ll bet she’d make it a best seller.
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