Anythink in Action – Who Inspires You?
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
isn’t just the name of our libraries, but a philosophy all Anythinkers live by
which includes embracing play in all we do; exploring, learning and inspiring
others; and helping our community and each other. Anythinkers don’t just work
at our libraries; they are also the people we serve each day throughout Adams County.
This winter, we want to inspire the Anythinker in all of us through Anythink in
Action – a celebration of those people in our community who inspire us to be
the best of ourselves.
Anythink libraries are places of unlimited imagination, where people can explore and be themselves. There have been many people along the way who have inspired our vision – now we want to hear about the people in your family or community who inspire you. Please share your comments below about the individuals or organizations that have inspired you in your life.
Here are stories from our own Anythinkers about the people who inspire them:
inspires me. She has always been the person I look to for guidance in living my
life to its fullest potential. When I started Kindergarten, my Mom started
college. She had two small children and a full-time job, but she knew that it
was important to her goals for herself and our family to become a registered
nurse. She worked hard and completed the program early – even with so many
obstacles in her path to success. As I moved through my education, I always
reflected on that – when I thought I was too tired to study or when it seemed
too difficult to maintain a job and college courses – I remembered that my Mom
stayed with it. I finished college and I had a small child, but I knew there
was more out there for me. Again, I sought inspiration from my Mom. I got into
a Masters program in Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin. I’m a librarian today because
my Mom’s journey inspired me.
- Rachel, Support Services
Beverley is a 17-year breast cancer survivor who has never let that slow her
down. When she was going through treatment, I would pick up her son and bring him
to my home, and we’d wait for Bev to come. She never let chemo or radiation stop
her moving forward. She even went on to start a Breast Cancer Support Group for
African American Women which continues to this day. Her never giving up made me
realize you can’t let anything stop you.
- Deborah, Commerce City