I used to be a Girl Scout. I loved earning merit badges. They were like my own little trophies across my chest. I would collect a few and my grandmother would sew them on for me. It was our own little thing. After she died, I just stapled and pinned them on. In life, we don't get to wear our accomplishments across our chest. We don't get to parade around all the moments we are proud of in our lives, but they still have merit. They still have meaning. They still matter. Take the time to appreciate all your merit badges. You earned them!