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!
Your brother Ron Cooper