Expressing difference of opinion in a civil manner
To the Editor:
I am deeply grateful to have been asked to share my hopes and dreams for 2013. Having been blessed with an abundance of good family, friends, health, business associates and over all well being I feel qualified in saying, without good health the rest is considerably marginalized.
While a half glass full kind of person, I would be blind to the realities of the world if I didn’t admit to a concern for the well being of mankind and express hope that the expression, “love thy neighbour,” was not just three simple words. Let’s demonstrate it!
Closer to home, where I have been an active part of turning a 77 year dream into a reality, I have hopes our difference of opinion on issues, which is healthy, could be more civil between differing parties, regardless of the outcome. While love thy neighbour may be pushing it in some instances, there is no need to be bitter and hateful.
To those in our community and circle of friends who are not blessed with good health, I hope and dream there are better days ahead.
My prayers and best wishes are with each of you for the ensuing year and always. And to those dear friends who are no longer with us may your souls rest in peace and our fond memories of you never fade.
Happy New Year to all.
B.I. GOLF CLUB