memorial gift

The Power of Giving

I would like to share a personal story.  I have the privilege to design and find beautiful stained glass lamps for my career at River of Goods.  The evidence of the power of turning on the light and how the color triggers my emotions is growing stronger each day.  I know we all have our favorites.

One day, I picked one of my favorite lamps and gave it to a friend for her 85th birthday.  She put it on her bedside table, and each time I saw her she always told me how much she enjoyed the lamp.  Eventually, she developed Alzheimer’s disease and she lost most of her memories.  I can never forget the day that she said to me “you gave me the beautiful Tiffany lamp” while her overall memory has faded.  After her passing, the lamp was kept by her daughter.  Each time I see her daughter, she tells me how much she enjoys the lamp, and how much it reminds her of her mom.… Read more