How do we honor a loved one that has died? My Brother Eric has taught me to do so through Service. When he left the physical world on Valentine's Day 2002, he gave us a gift. Shortly before Valentine's Day, he made a Lenten Promise "to be more giving." This Senior in High School made a decision to take selflessness to a higher level than most. He had always been a giver, a giver of smiles, a giver of hope, a giver of kindness and no matter how much his own heart hurt, he never gave up on love. As his Sister, this is what strikes my heart cords the most. I only ever wanted him to be loved and in his death, I saw this to be true. Hundreds of bags of clothes were brought up to an altar at his 1 month memorial mass to carry on his Promise, "to be more giving." These bags turned into over 400,000 lbs of gently used material goods, over the course of 17 years. The tides have turned as St. Vincent's merged with Goodwill in our hometown. I now am creating a new Chapter for his kindness and find myself helping the Homeless. As I continue to work with non-profits, my eyes open wider everyday as to the needs of others. I am partnered with Homeless Centers in Colorado now and would like to surprise them with gifts of kindness. Please donate anything your heart says and Go Fund Me gives it to willing and able hands. Thank you. Let's all be more giving and Create Ripples of Kindness.