This is a Woman of Distinction.

Never a Girl Scout but an avid knitter, Brenda Garrand donned a handmade sash complete with badges at last night's Girl Scouts of Maine event in her honor. Here's how she described her eight badges:

  1. Be grateful.
  2. Take responsibility for yourself.
  3. Be enthusiastic.
  4. Embrace risk and change.
  5. Love and accept yourself every day for who you are.
  6. Invest in those things and people you care most about.
  7. Treasure your assets.
  8. Every dog-gone day grab some joy.

Congratulations, Brenda.