“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”
― Dr. Seuss
You may have noticed a change in our Technology Department. Longtime fixture Mary Prysi has retired after 30 years working for the library. It’s amazing to think about all the lives she must have touched over the course of her career. You never know how many people you can help just by being you, doing your job, being a helpful friend.
I had an interesting call at the library the other day. A woman had been on the computer and came across our website. She asked me about donating books to the library, and at first I told her that she could pull her car around the back of the library and we’d help her carry her books in. Then she said she was calling from London, England! She wanted to know about putting bookplates in donated books.
Bookplate: a sticker in the front of a book that relays a special message about it; donated by someone, in memory of someone, etc.
From across the pond, I was able to help her get the information she needed. How cool is that?
And how many more cool stories must Mary, along with anyone who takes the time to help someone, even a complete stranger, have?
In the new year, Mary is moving on. Here at the library, we all miss her, but we know this next chapter of her life will be amazing.
My challenge for all of you in the new year is to think about the way you can positively touch other people’s lives. This is your new chapter, too. How will you write it?