“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
– G.K. Chesterton
For this week’s #GratitudeStory we’re thrilled to honor the Pearson Library out of Shelburne Vermont! Their Director reached out to us to help rally the local community to share stories surrounding their beloved Library. It’s great seeing people use Tribute in this way!
Why did you think it was a good idea for this person to receive a Tribute?
Lara (Director): It brought the community together in the midst of strife to express their appreciation for the Library during the holiday season. And how much of a positive impact it had brought to each and every one of us.
What is your favorite thing about this person?
Lara: The way the Pierson Library brings the community together. It is not only a safe haven for kids but also for adults and their family.
What were the circumstances when they received their Tribute? (ie. Where, When, How?)
Lara: We sent out the link via an email newsletter, placed it on our website, did paid advertising on Facebook, bought a 1/2 full-color ad in the local newspaper, announced it during a televised Selectboard meeting, and made a display in the Library.
What was their reaction while watching their Tribute?
Lara: The reaction of everyone were amazing. The community has expressed joy at the ability to share their story and listen to the stories of their neighbors.
How did this make you personally feel?
Lara: It felt amazing and humbling to hear everyone’s stories of appreciation. The library has always been a place for everyone to read, watch, and do other great activities.
Please ask the Tribute recipient how it made him/her feel to receive their Tribute.
Lara: Having to appreciate this wonderful library feels great. The community gathered to show their appreciation marks how the library is such a special place to our kids and to our families.
Gratitude is the simplest path to a happy life. We’ll be the first to admit that with so much going on each day, it’s so easy to forget. That’s exactly why we created our #GratitudeStories feature. Each week our staff cuts together a one-minute highlight reel from an inspiring Tribute and tells the story behind it. We hope these videos serve as a little reminder to say the nice things in your head and celebrate your friends every single day.
As always, if you know someone special who deserves to be celebrated, we’re here to help you make it happen.