Life Changing

Waynesburg High School Teacher - Waynesburg, PA
February 15, 2016

As I have known Linda (Olivia) for a little over 6 years now, I cannot express what a life changing soul she truly is.  Becoming close with Linda (Olivia) as she was in the process of writing her book over 6 years ago, I knew that she was an angel on Earth brought into my life.   She was so kindhearted, energetic, thoughtful, helpful, driven, and selfless.  She listened to my catastrophes of life stories and always had some sort of positive wisdom to encourage me with, forward.  When visiting Linda’s house and sharing stories for hours at a time, she taught me about narcissism, abuse, and pain of all sorts. She also taught me ways to be happy, just stemming from everyday life.  Her laugh was contagious and it was self-made by being bubbly and creating her own, happy life. With not much to give, Linda was always thinking of others, and giving in times of need off of her own back.  Now, after her book is published, she still remains that same beautiful person and an individual who views each day as a canvas for helping troubled people during their times of pain and distress.  Linda has impacted my life by not only encouraging me to be as kindhearted as her, but to show me that it is acceptable to have a painful past and learn from it, understand it, and move forward into a better place. She showed me a new tunnel of life, that helping others persevere is what we were brought here to do.  Linda (Olivia) has come so far from where she started out and I am so proud to call her a close friend!