Remembering Jane Cairns

Today marks a sad day for a member of the SuccessWorks family.

Laura Crest’s mother, Jane Cairns, passed away yesterday. Laura told me the news last night and said that her mother was a beautiful soul who’s gift was to give.

Instead of Monday’s video post, I wanted to dedicate this post to Laura’s mother.  I didn’t know Jane, but I figure she had to be a cool woman – after all, look at Laura. 🙂

The blog will return to “normal” tomorrow.  Things may not return back to normal for Laura for a long time – but we’re all here to help her.

Life is so very short – and we never know when we’ll be saying goodbye. Today, please take the time to tell someone that you love and appreciate them. It may mean more than you know.

And if you’d like to leave a note for Laura, please write a comment. I’m sure that she’ll appreciate it.


Gratitude to photon_de for the photo.



5 replies
  1. Amy C. Teeple
    Amy C. Teeple says:


    No words could ever take away the pain that you are experiencing right now. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts right now.

    I second Heather’s observation, I never knew your mom, but she must have been amazing based on how great you turned out!


  2. Laura Crest
    Laura Crest says:

    Thank you so very much, Heather, for this tribute to my Mom’s passing. You are an amazing and wonderful person, and I am so grateful to be part of the Success Works family. In short, you rock! 🙂

  3. Laura Crest
    Laura Crest says:

    Thank you, Amy, for your sincere and heartfelt words. Jane was an incredibly gifted and gracious person, talented in math and music, but with a most special gift of giving. She was always dragging me about to charities and homes for what was then called “retarded,” and “forgotten,” and I learned very early in life to be grateful for what I had.

    Hugs right back at cha 😉

  4. Heather Georgoudiou
    Heather Georgoudiou says:


    I extend my deepest condolences to your family. Your mom sounds like a real “gem,” it takes a lot of dedication and compassion to continually give your heart. Those people are very rare indeed.

    I know you are grateful for such an amazing mentor and continue her passionate work!

    • Laura
      Laura says:

      Heather, thank you so much for your kind and heartfelt words. Yes, my mom was/is a gem with her gentle and compassionate ways and her uncanny intuition. Sometimes scary with her intuition, from a youngest girl’s point of view 😉 What I hold onto now is her great gift of insight coupled with love for all living things and folks, She held no hate or prejudice in her heart, and I hope to hold none myself.


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