Katie Hart Smith

After Mom read my July column, “Be a Great American and ACT,” she called to tell me that I had forgotten to mention a very important organization that I participated in as a young girl. It helped to shape skills, leadership, loyalty, honor, and national patriotism. Which group am I referring to? The Girl Scouts. As usual, Mom was right. 

Katie Hart Smith

In the 1937 Disney classic movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, originally written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, emerged the classic line, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Snow White’s evil step-mother, the Queen, impatiently waited to hear the magic mirror’s reply.

Katie Hart Smith

Isn’t it so disappointing when people fail to meet your expectations? Do you project your imaginary self into that particular situation and say, “Well, I would have done this instead, and definitely not that.”

Katie Hart Smith

When did you first learn about the spirit of citizenship and American patriotism? I would venture to say that you probably learned about it as a child from your parents, grandparents, or even in school.

Katie Hart Smith

Dear me! Love me! It sounds like a plea, doesn’t it? To be seen? To be heard? To be understood just as the person you are? But first, you need to know who you are and then love and embrace it.