We Like ‘Em A Lot

Part of what makes up the “secret sauce” of the Monday Memo is when individuals in the community help us identify someone who we should highlight in this section of the weekly memo. And this past week we hit the jackpot when we received the names of several individuals who are worthy of being recognized.

As we were putting together the details on this week’s recipient, one of our first points of contact commented that the person we were enquiring about was SUPER AWESOME, which needless to say had us hooked and had us wanting to know more. Our bet is you will want to know more as well.

The positive character traits we learned about this individual were literally unending, which speaks of the character and compassion this person has for others in our community. She was described as someone who has a giving heart and who has a desire to help those who may be overlooked or in danger of being forgotten about.

Her love of people is evident in her aspiration to value everyone she meets, and to see the good in people before seeing any of their negative qualities. The description of her being a “ray of sunshine” helps confirm that she wants to serve those she encounters, which makes our community a better place.

Besides her personal time commitment to one of Shawnee’s non-profit organizations, she is known for her warm smile, kind ways and her ability to befriend not only the humans she encounters on a daily basis, but also some of the four-legged friends she has made at her downtown business.

The person we wish to recognize this week is Jamie Barrick. If you know Jamie, give her a call, send her a note or an email, and tell her how much we appreciate all she does for Shawnee. And if you don’t know her, make yourself a note as someone you have to meet and take the time to do so. Your life will be better for knowing her.