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Margaret  O’Rourke
1938 - 2018
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Aron Weiss

Hello. I am so sorry for your loss. I needed to tell you my story though and how Margaret (a person who I had never met) touched my life, and who I now hope to be a better person for too. I was walking outside yesterday, and thinking about how sometimes I slip out of really wanting/actively trying to do the next right thing, be kind, be generous, etc. How, specifically, regarding helping a homeless person, sometimes I’ll keep my head down when I walk, because I don’t want to see anyone, I don’t want to have to “help” someone, I just want to do my own thing. So I made myself snap out of it. I saw a guy asking for money. I walked over. He was a vet. Young (probably about my age). I was able to give him a dollar and look him in the eyes. Tell him to take care of himself, that he will be ok. I don't know if it meant anything to him -- but it started to make me feel a little better, able to start getting out of my head and wanting to be kind to others again. And then I walked another block or so, and I passed a church. The doors were open and I had a few minutes before my 11am meeting, so I went in .... I heard the end of Ave Maria. It was beautiful. Then I realized it was a funeral. A man (I'm sorry, I didn't catch him name) was called to give the eulogy. He talked about how Margaret touched everyone in the room -- we are all a mosaic of her life. At first, I was thinking, well, not me ... And then he continued -- he said he was thinking about Margaret’s eulogy and what she would want it to be — he said she would want action — she wouldn’t want people to just be thinking about doing the next right thing, not just thinking about kindness, not just thinking about being generous, but actually doing it!! It was exactly what I needed to hear. I am so grateful I wondered (was spiritually pulled?) into that church at that time. I have never gone to the funeral of someone I didn't know. But the eulogy touched me deeply. And so I needed to share with you, and thank you, and thank Margaret. I now consider myself a mosaic of Margaret's life too. And I am very grateful. All the best to you and your family, and all the peace and eternal grace to Margaret. Aron
Friday September 28, 2018 at 11:07 am
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