To the Editor:
I would like to agree with “What a shame” by Frank D. Slason in the Dec. 18 edition of The Lincoln County News. I would like to invite Mr. Slason and everyone else to join me in the coming year by saying nice things to others. Beginning with this year, let us make a point to say “Happy new year” to more people every day.
What would happen next year if everyone started wishing people merry Christmas earlier; perhaps beginning the day after Thanksgiving?
I would like to challenge every reader to always thank a veteran for their service. I have yet to encounter a vet or current service member who did not appreciate my approaching and thanking them. They can never hear “thank you” enough.
Our society is so closed off, I seldom hear “excuse me” if, while shopping, I have a negative encounter with another shopper. I want to try harder in the coming year to say excuse me when I should, then follow with something like have a nice day.
Actually there are lots of ways to make encounters with other people more positive if we just stop to think about that other person, put them first, and hold a door. Believe me; I have witnessed transformations just because I was nice to someone for just a moment.
No random act of kindness will change the world, but every act helps.
As for Washington, D.C.? The only way to change D.C. is to first change America. Alexis de Tocqueville once wrote, “America is great because America is good.” If we are to change Washington, must not America become good once again?