MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Each Other

9. Farmgirl Gratitude

Beginner Level

  • Write a gratitude journal every day for a month. Don’t repeat the same gratitude more than once to qualify for this merit badge.
  • Read, The Book Of Awesome by Neil Pasricha, one entry, once a day, to help you appreciate the simple things. (The book required for this badge is available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; contact

Intermediate Level

  • Express your gratitude in a letter to those in the service industry in your town:
    • Police
    • Fire
    • Ambulance
    • Hospital staff
    • Local government
    • Local military
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper encouraging other citizens of your community to express their appreciation to those in the service industries.
  • Continue to read, The Book Of Awesome, one entry per day.

Expert Level

  • Continue to express your appreciation and gratitude, but this time on a national level. Write to a large newspaper or set up an open letter on a blog site and spread the word.
  • Write 40 letters over the course of the next three months to those you appreciate most.
  • If you have not yet finished the reading, complete The Book Of Awesome.

August, 2011 Edition