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Dear Editor:

We don't have to look very far these days to see all of the negativity in our society. Just turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper and we are confronted with negative happenings each and every day. Many people are asking the question, "What is this world coming to?"

So, when we do see, hear, or experience something positive, why not make it known to others?

Well, I'd like to share a recent and positive experience that I had here in Delta. On Thanksgiving evening, as I approached Walmart's parking lot to check out Black Friday's early bird specials, I was aghast at the fullness of the parking lot. If the parking lot was so full, what must the inside be like? I began to have second thoughts about going shopping after all.

Nonetheless, I decided to give it a shot. Well, what I experienced that evening was quite different from what I had envisioned. Yes, there were people and stuffed carts everywhere you looked! As I moved about trying to avoid bumping into other shoppers, and vice versa, I was quite pleasantly surprised at how courteous and considerate people were to one another. It was rather difficult to not get in someone's way. When that did happen, however, people were so apologetic and willing to step aside to accommodate other shoppers.

There was no pushing or shoving or grabbing at an item before someone else got to it. In fact, I joked and laughed with several other shoppers about the whole situation. In short, I left the store with such a positive and uplifted feeling. It actually was an enjoyable shopping experience, which made me appreciate how fortunate I am to live in this community.

Delta County is a special place because of the people who reside here. You really don't have to look very far to find people who are kind and caring toward one another.

Thank you, fellow residents of Delta County, for making me see and appreciate the positive things that surround us.

A blessed and Merry Christmas to all!

Cherie Plant
Delta

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