Niagara Gazette

Opinion

January 1, 2013

EDITORIAL: Resolutions for change

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People who are estranged from their families can reach out, even if they don’t personally feel at fault, to try to re-establish ties. If rebuffed, be persistent.

We can use our money to do some good. Instead of buying something we don’t really need, make a donation to a local nonprofit whose cause you believe in. Even the smallest amount will be welcomed. Or buy a meal or coffee for a stranger.

Reach out to someone who could use help: a single mother, an older citizen who lives alone, a troubled teenager, a neglected child. One kind gesture in a life that is stressful or lonely would mean so much.

Doing good is catching. The beneficiaries of kindness will normally feel buoyed by your gestures. Their lives change for the better, even if just for a short time.

Yours will, too.

 

 

 

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