Missy Barrett's Adventures

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Leadership Counts

All the time I get excited when somebody sends me a letter or a email and I find out we have something really superly great in common.  This week I’m sharing a letter I got from State Senator Doug Overbey.  He’s  the senate member for Blount and Sevier Counties (that’s called District 2), and I live in Sevier County so that means he’s my Senator.  Well, my Senator and plus everyone else’s Senator if they live in Blount County or Sevier County.

And you know what else?  Senator Overbey has won so many awards for all the important things he does to help people.  He even won the Community Leadership Award from Leadership Blount and another award from the National Children’s Alliance.

He’s the Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, and the Second Vice Chair of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee.  He’s the First Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and a member of the Health and Welfare Committee.  He’s even a member of the Senate Rules Committee, and plus a member of the Joint Pensions and Insurance Committee.

That says to me that he really cares a lot about all the people in Tennessee, not just people in District 2.

I especially love that he’s a board member for A Secret Safe Place For Newborns of Tennessee because that means to me that he cares about even the smallest person that needs help.

So Senator Overbey sent me a letter and the letter made me want to do even more to help people that need help.  I would do everything I’m already doing even without letters from people like Senator Overbey and maybe that’s how come these letters mean so much to me.

I think everyone should do what they can to help people, even people they don’t know but that need help.  When I get a letter like the letters I get from people saying they appreciate what I’m doing, I feel like it’s a letter to all of us that are doing everything we can to help.  And you want to know why?  Because everything counts.

If you help a million people, that counts.  If you help one person, that counts.  Everything counts.

So let’s keep on making Senator Overbey proud of what we’re doing in his District and that means going out there and volunteering and coming up with fundraisers to raise awareness and money for research.

Here’s the letter Senator Overbey sent to me.  I think you’re going to love reading it so much as I did.  The next time I do fundraisers like the Pinwheels and Pearls tea garden party I had in my Grandma and Grandpa Barrett’s backyard, I’m going send a invitation to Senator Overbey and his wife because maybe they would like to attend.

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