This morning, thanks to Facebook, I was told of the sad news of a woman I used to know passing. She was part of the Miss New Hampshire Program and many girls were posting about her death. Girls who had competed years ago to girls still in the program had nothing but nice things to say about this woman. I hadn’t seen her in quite some time but I remember the way she made me feel and I am truly grateful for knowing her.
Lisa was a very nice and genuine person who showed you that she really cared. I was a bag of nerves when I first started competing and though the girls weren’t unfriendly, I didn’t find comfort in them. Lisa always had a nice word to say, always made you feel comfortable, and after a little while of knowing her, made me feel more confident. If I went to a competition and she was there, it felt like a ton of bricks was taken off my shoulders and I could literally feel myself relax. She was just that kind of person.
Reading the comments has shown me that she was that person to everyone. She passed far before her time and the news truly saddens me. It also raises the question: How would you be remembered? Lisa lives on in all of our memories and I hope that she felt the love and gratitude we all had for her. Lastly, I want to be remembered by that many people so warmly when I go. Just keep that question in your head as you go about your daily activities.