March 29, 2013
Ask yourself this question: What legacy will I leave? When you have passed from this life or job, what will people say about you? When occasion knocks to make a difference in someone else’s life, do you seize the opportunity to brand yourself as an awe-inspiring individual or will you leave a caustic memory? What reputational epitaph will commemorate your time spent? Will you be remembered as a person who lived to serve someone other than yourself? Recall those in your life that took that additional moment to be kind and treated you with value. There have been two people in my life that I will never forget, my eighth grade home economics teacher and Maxwell Luzon, a friend I met when I first came to work for MCPL. My teacher taught me a skill that I have used throughout my life, and Max taught me that no matter the position you hold in life, you can treat people with respect and dignity. Even though you should never let people determine your value, it is always a glorious sensation when someone recognizes that you have value. The older I get, the more I realize that kindness is a treasured virtue.
Blue Springs North Branch