Gratitude

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Tis the season for giving thanks and showing gratitude. As a librarian in a small research library inside of a corporation, I don’t often get much traffic. We have maybe one outside visitor per month. This past August, however, we had a researcher who came in every single day throughout the month. He arrived shortly after we did in the mornings and left with us at night. I helped him find a multitude of books and reshelved more than I can count. He was very kind and always incredibly thankful for any help we could offer him.

When I was checking the mail earlier this week, we had a package from him. It contained a very sweet letter thanking us for making his vacation to Chicago productive and for letting him use the library for so long. And included a signed copy of his book.

Because of my work environment, I don’t get nearly as many “pay off” moments as, say, public librarians. So when I do have them, they mean infinitely more. I’m incredibly thankful for kind visitors this season. And now we have a new book for our collection!

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Here’s hoping everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving. We’re hosting so we’re super busy today! Lots of cooking, cleaning, and decorating to be had. Extra fun, it’s a vegan Thanksgiving we’re hosting. The featured image is a sneak peek at my tablescape. Details and stories from the day next week. Make sure to check back!

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What Thanksgiving traditions do you have? What are you most thankful for today?


 

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