The following was written a couple of years ago and read at
a Chamber of Commerce luncheon commemorating Jeanne
Hansen for her contributions to the community:
How many among us have the vision for a brighter future,
The skills to navigate through countless obstacles,
The patience to endure seemingly endless process,
The ability to assemble a first-rate team, and the grace to
allow that team to perform its job,
The diplomacy to absorb undeserved criticism without
turning to anger,
The willingness to serve — without a trace of self-serving.
Such a person (was) Jeanne Hansen, a wonderful,
dignified lady, whose motivation, whose concern, whose caring —
was centered in her oversized heart.
Helen Keller said it best:
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be
seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.”
Jeanne (felt) with her heart, and we all have benefited
from her efforts. Thank you, Jeanne.
I am glad she had a chance to hear those words, because
they came from my heart.
St. Raphael, France