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On Oct 30, 2021Linda Forsyth wrote :
My mom passed away this week. I had so many people asking how to honor her, where they could send flowers, etc. Here is my response.
"Many of you have asked about sending flowers or how to honor my mom. Here is what she would like. Give some warm socks to a homeless shelter. Plant a tree in your yard. Plant a tree in your neighbor's yard. Buy someone lunch who couldn't buy it for themselves. Sing. Send something to the food shelf. Or an animal rescue group. Dance. Believe. Have faith. My mom didn't live a perfect life. So in her honor, when you give, do so without thinking about it or judging if someone is worthy. Just give the way your heart prompts you to give. And love deeply, imperfectly, with all the lumps and bumps and bruises that come with being human. Plant a perennial. She used to say, "Why do people keep giving me flowers? Give me a bulb! Give me a root! Give me something I can put in the dirt that will be back next year."
On Mar 6, 2022Fionnghuala wrote :
How beautiful, thoughtful and caring of you in honouring your mother. It shows how deeply you knew her soul and she would be very proud of that fact, I am sure. Thank you for that inspiration.