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Someone dear to me recently lost the battle she'd been fighting for over two months. Lynda has left a hole in the hearts of all who knew her. She was only a small waif of wonder, but she had a heart as big as the sky. I never heard an unkind word come out of her mouth. She never cursed or raised her fist in anger. Her life was a collection of pains too terrible to recount, yet she chose to focus instead on the many pleasures in her life, mostly in the form of worship for her God and love for her family. I was honored to be counted as friend. She contributed to my life in ways she never even knew. She poured unconditional love into my empty love tank and filled my soul. She will be sorely missed.


How is it that some people can make such an impact on the lives of so many? To some, giving love is so natural. They shine brightly even when another's light is dim. They freely give hugs, smiles, and kindness wherever they go. When they rise in the morning, kindness drips from their mouths like honey. They do little things, like pouring a cup of coffee, making a small snack, loaning a book, or lending an ear.


Lynda always picked up the phone or returned my call. I could cry, laugh, scream, or rant and her response would never falter. She was a rock of consistency, and her words were always true. I pray one day that others might feel the loss I feel when I'm gone. Like the blooming flowers in the photo, I pray the blessings I leave will fill empty tanks with memories of kindness and love.


How can you make a deposit into someone else's love account?

Through your acts of good-will.

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