Wow! Thanks, Monica! This is one of the times that makes me think, I wish I had thought of that! (smile) Sue S. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 6:46 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Excited About Our Wish List Hi, everybody. I was looking over our wish list earlier today and was feeling overwhelmed at how long it is. Then I looked at a copy of the list I'd saved from eight months ago, and I saw something really cool. I started to feel excited instead. It's not obvious, but there are several volunteers who have been steadily working on submitting and validating wish list requests over the past year. I began to count the wishes volunteers have filled, and they really do add up. I lost count after 60 books, and I know there are more. I was only a third of the way down the list, in the nonfiction section. I stopped feeling so discouraged and began to feel thankful and excited about what we're doing here. There are several volunteers who have scanned or validated multiple books from the wish list, and I want to thank each of them. I don't know everyone's name who has helped, especially among the validaters. By listing the ones I do know, I want you to see what a small, committed, passionate group can do. This group of people is meeting the wants and needs of Bookshare members and is making a positive difference. Gary, Amber W., Mayrie, Robert T, Robert R., Jamie, Donna, Barbara, Scott, Judy, Shannon, Laura Ann, Louise, Lora, Maithe, Linda, Larry, Mike, Lissi, Natasha, Grace, David, Lisa J., Jim B. Shelley, and Anastasia provided books and either scanned them or mailed them to the Bookshare office. Sue S., Susan, Lisa B., Lori, Ann, Jill, Judy, Marilyn, Mickey, Allison, Tracy, Elizabeth, Dixie, Bob, Cindy W., Grandma Cindy, Lissi, Jim B., and Gail have worked tirelessly to validate these books. I wish I had the ability to give each of you a gold medal for your service. If you know someone who helped with the wish list work, please let me know so I can thank them too. It's tough to recognize our validaters since they aren't listed anywhere. I want each of you to know that I think you're special. You use your time, effort, and passion to serve Bookshare's members, and I'm glad I get the chance to work with you. (smile) You spend time working on books that others want to read, sometimes putting aside your own reading for awhile. Every time you work to fill a wish list request, you make Bookshare look good by giving readers what they want to read. Good job, folks! -- Monica Willyard Visit my blog at http://www.scannersguild.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.