If you have ever seen the film Akeelah and the Bee, you might remember how dejected Akeelah becomes when her spelling coach chooses to send her out the door and stop giving her the necessary lessons she needs before the National Championships. Her mother inspires hope by reminding her that “I bet if you just look around, you got 50,000 coaches.” In my preparation for the Miss DC pageant, I can truly attest to this quote.
Some unexpected coaches have come in the form of my coworkers. In order to help me with my fundraising efforts, they helped me host a bake sale at work! They baked a Miss DC Treat (aka peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips), Miracle Bars (aka graham crackers, shredded coconut, walnuts, and chocolate chips bar), and Crowning Cookies (aka pecan and white chocolate chips cookies).
These sweet treats are all so delicious, and I’ll have to share the recipe some time. But in the meantime, I have to say that I am so blessed to have such an incredibly supportive work environment!