Sometimes the role of a park employee is to provide an ear for those who are tired of being alone.  It is my belief that we have provided a great service as long as our guests leave with a smile and a feeling of worth.  No amount of money made from sales or tours equals the equity of self-value.

(I am a state park employee/interpretive guide in addition to being an educator and future librarian.  Making people feel good is not in my job description, but it certainly is a perk.)

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