Friday, October 17, 2008

One of those angels...



How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~George Elliston

A very kind hearted woman, Michelle, who my brother, Chris,
use to work
with, put this notice in their break room:
My dad received 2 beautiful cards from them...

and...this stunning palm tree to remind him of Thailand, the land Chris loved:
And that's not all...

She also sent a box filled with "trees" for all of us to plant in Chris's memory!
Here are just 2 of the trees in the box that arrived.
She put little memory cards, like the one above, attached to each of the boxes. I can't even describe how kind this woman is to do this for our family, especially considering she does not know any of us. But she arranged this and carried it all out, just from the compassion in her heart.

I have been reminded by her loving actions, that we truly are all brothers and sisters living on this earth together. Thank you Michelle. We will plant our trees and not only remember Chris, but we will remember you too, and the love you gave to us all.

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
~David Thomas


10 comments:

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Thanks for posting this Jill. This is a vry nice tribute to Chris. That was so thoughtful of that lady to do this for your family. That plant is beautiful.

Ammy said...

Doesn't it make your heart war when you know how thoughtful people are? What a very kindhearted thing to do!

Mary said...

Her unselfishness brought tears to my eyes. What a touching tribute to Chris.

Dad and Susan said...

Jill, you did such a great job in imparting this information to everyone. I really appreciate what a spiritual person you are. This lady truly showed compassion and love by her heading up these generous and thoughtful gifts. The memories of receiving these still warms our hearts. Thanks for sharing so beautifully. Love, Dad and Susan

grandmapeg said...

What a very nice tribute to Chris! It is so kind and compassionate for people who knew Chris to honor him in this way.
Peggy

Lisa said...

How beautifu is that? And your quotes...Excellent.

Rebecca said...

What a nice, nice thing. I just love hearing things like this. It restores my belief in the human race! Thank you so much for uplifting my day.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful way to remember Chris. I'm sure he had no idea how his life impacted so many people.
Thank you for sharing. Kathy

lchan said...

It is neat how sad things really can bring out the best in people.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that my intent was recieved EXACTLY as I had envisioned it would. I could not have asked for our message to be given to your family more effectively than what you have described. Our hearts here at Morongo (we all contributed to this) are with you all now and always. God Bless.
P.S. The Thank You Cards will be posted at work when I return from Vacation.
Blessings,
Michelle