Good news appreciated

Seldom does one read even one letter enthusiastically supporting something, positively reflecting on the good

I want to thank you for the ‘good news’ June 13 edition of the Western News. Seldom does one read even one letter enthusiastically supporting something, positively reflecting on the good, not the bad and the ugly.

First was the letter of appreciation for the outgoing staff at Zellers. Then there was the thought-provoking letter on the importance of building community. I was impressed with the clarity, simplicity and heartfelt musings on what we all really need — less, not more, and quality, not quantity, for a meaningful life.

I was feeling inspired at this point when I read another positive and enthusiastic letter from a satisfied customer and newcomer to Penticton. Such letters not only make the reader feel good, but recognize the people who provide a warm welcome and good service to others — building community. There is no better advertising than word of mouth, and this is greatly enhanced in a public letter to spread the good news.

Just when my endorphins were coursing, I read Mark Brett’s article on the visually impaired lady who was gifted with an opportunity to fulfill a life-long dream, to drive a car; they were now in overdrive, so to speak.

Thank you to all those in this issue that reminded us of all the good that happens, of the unsung heroes who daily enrich our lives and for letting the rest of us know.

Laurie Rockwell

Summerland