“I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.” – Robin Williams

As I reflect on this simple, yet complex statement, I can’t help but be thankful for many things in my life: my family
and friends, of course, but also AOII.

I believe that things and people are put in our life for a reason. We may not know the reason: to learn a lesson –
directly or just as an observer – to be humbled or even to realize happiness.

I challenge each of you to take a minute to reflect on the important things in your life. Where does AOII rank? Did it
have a significant impact on your life? Does it now? Should it?

My hope is to see you, yes YOU, at one event this year. It could be Founders’ Day, helping at a philanthropy activity
or just enjoying some sisterhood time! I have made a pledge to put the things and people I enjoy into my already
overflowing schedule. I hope you join me.

Jenny Horsley
(573) 268-0437