Celebrate survival with generous new world
Friday, January 4, 2013 - 1:27 pm

To the Editor:

Okay, I have survived the 2012 End Of The World/Apocalypse (yay!) and obviously if you are reading this you have too. So I call on you, (and me) on all of us, to make this “New World” a better one. Let’s try to be more forgiving than we were in the last world. Let’s be quicker to compliment and slower to criticize.

Lets stop using words like “hate” and start using words like “love” more often. Let’s embrace our differences and celebrate them. Let’s be excellent to each other. Let’s be excellent to all life on this planet and to the planet itself. Let’s be less selfish and self-centered. Smile. Smile often.

Laugh! A lot of things are funny. Play with your kids more often. Spend more time with your pets. Stay in touch with family and friends and tell them how much you love them and how great they are. Eat healthier! Listen to music.

Let’s vanquish negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts.

Everyday help someone out. Whether it’s helping a stranger get his/her car unstuck or buying the stranger behind you a cup of coffee or whatever they are having. Just think, if everyone did a kind act, not only to friends and family, but to strangers for just one day, wouldn’t that be a great day?

And if we did it everyday, then all our days would be great. If all our days are great, then our lives are great. If all our lives are great, then the world is great! Come on, lets try it!! Let’s get it right this time. Let’s make this a great world to live in.

Tom Allen , Potsdam