Thursday, March 18, 2010

A sister admired

I don’t have to travel far to find someone whom I greatly admire.

This good-hearted person is the fount of compassion and kindness, one who would give someone the shirt off her back or the car that she drives.

My sister Cindy actually did give away her family van (a second car) to a young man who was struggling financially and needed transportation to get to his job.

That’s just one of the generous acts that has caught my eye and softened my heart.

She also helps countless families with food and clothing donations. During the Christmas holidays, she and her family of daughters and grandkids pile in the car for a giving extravaganza.

Over the years, many homeless people have benefited from a pair of gloves, a hot meal and more as Cindy and her clan make stops along their goodwill route.

She and her therapy dog Pax make regular trips to a local nursing home. Residents get the chance to pet him and recount stories of raising and loving dogs in their earlier years.

There are many, many other acts of generosity that have poured forth from the heart of this remarkable sibling of mine.

Suffice it to say: She is my hero, a servant leader whose positive example reverberates throughout our family and the wider community.

Sis, I’m very proud of you, and admire your good and great soul!

Love,
Your brother Ron Cooper

37 comments:

  1. Great post! I am following you back from FF!

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  2. Great post! Your sister is great example of what it means to have a servant's heart. Thank you so much for sharing her story.

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  3. What a beautiful example to follow. Simple ways to spread love. thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. have enjoyed reading your also.

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  4. @betweenheadandheart: I appreciate your kind remarks!

    @Jean: I like your site and will be back soon. Thanks for your kind words!

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  5. Following you back from Friday Follow!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog with your kind words. I am always excited when I see someone new. I sure hope you have a great day!

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  7. Following back! Happy Friday and have a blessed weekend! :-)

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  8. Hello

    Happy Friday Follow!! Im a new follower!

    Mavericks Mommy

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  9. Following you back from the FF. Thanks for stopping by! =)

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  10. How wonderful to have a sister!I found you through Friday Follow, and I'm your newest shiny follower!

    I hope you will come over to my blog and follow too! :)

    Shan
    http://milkandcuddles.com/

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  11. follow you from follow friday! You have a great blog. I would love if you come follow me!

    http://mylittlestgravesies.blogspot.com/

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  12. Very nice blog! Hope you visit ours regularly too.. ;)

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  13. Hey, thanks for the comment, following you back. Love finding new blogging friends and love the name of your blog!

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  14. Happy New Friend Friday and Friday Follow. I am your newest follower, that is for the moment I am.
    I have a sister named Cindy also and she's a woman with a big heart like your Cindy.
    I'm off to read more.
    Take care and have a blessed weekend.

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  15. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your sister sounds like quite a woman! To be a servant is to be more like Christ! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! And double-thanks for your kind words about my wonderful role-model, my sister Cindy!

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  17. Following your cool blog on FF!

    Have a great weekend!

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  18. So sweet of you to visit my blog. I truly appreciate it. :) I'll definitely be following your blog.
    Thanks again!

    Sending you sunshine,
    Bonnie

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  19. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the follow! I'm following you back :)

    Rach

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  20. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of your inspirational stuff!

    I'm following from FF.

    Shelly

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  21. That is such a lovely post. I am following you from Friday Follow. Have a blessed week-end.

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  22. Hello to my new friends: Thanks for stopping and for your nice, heartfelt comments. I will stop over your way soon. Welcome back any time!

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  23. Well, you can follow your sister's footsteps and make her proud as he does to you! Besta Luck:)

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  24. Yes, good advice, Nehha, and I will do that for certain. Thank you!

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  25. Following you back :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. What a lovely tribute to your sister~! Thanks for the follow. I am following you back.

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  27. Thax for the follow...now following you as well..Love the blog :)

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  28. @Stacie, Joaness and Marie,

    Really appreciate the visit, and positive remarks...have a great weekend!

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  29. Such a sweet post!
    Following you back from FFF!

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  30. Fabulous Fabulous blog! Thanks for the follow! I am happily following you back from FF!
    Bratts (Double Shot of Espresso)

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  31. I'm following you back from Friday Follow. How wonderful that you have such an awesome sister to be close to in person and in spirit. Great poetry on your other posts. Thanks for visiting and come back anytime :)

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  32. @Christi, Bratts and Cakeblast,

    Many, many thanks for the follow-back, and your sincere comments!!

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  33. Thank you for visiting my blog and following! Your sister is an example of how we all need to try to be. We may not have an extra car to give, but even giving time can mean the world to someone! Great post! I'm going to follow you!

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  34. Thanks for your nice words, Alison. I will be sure to share your remarks with her. Have a great day, and please let others know about my blog!

    Ron

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  35. Wow. That is a great tribute. Following you back ;)

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  36. Thanks, Stacey, I appreciate your comment!

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