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Make the world a better place

Sometimes it’s hard to feel good about being human as I flick through the channels and see the ignorance and brutality that is viewed as a representation of “homo sapiens.”

Two letters in my mailbox roused me from my despondency. The first from NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) informing me of their plans to go to court and fight the gouging of a 5,000-acre hole in the heart of the Everglades to mine limestone for car parks and roads.

The second letter from “CARE,” an organization that raises funds to help starving people all over the world grow food and nurture a reality of hope and self-sufficiency.

What a relief to be reminded there are millions of caring people in the U.S. and around the world who are doing something to protect our beautiful planet home and alleviate the suffering of life on earth.

In spite of all the doom and gloom, the economy, the war, 30 percent turn-out at elections, these two letters cheered me up and inspired me to respond to NRDC and CARE.

I’m not alone! There are millions of other people out there who are doing something to make it better, as Christmas approaches we can all do something, no matter how small, to make the world a better place and feel good in the process.

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Richard Harris

Aspen

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