We live in a crazy world, don’t we? Hatred and violence are rampant. Poverty and hard times leave families and communities desperate. Friends turn on friends. Jealousy, duplicity, hypocrisy and ill-will abound.
Because we live knowing that all this unfortunate negativity exists, it’s very important to make a concentrated effort to recognize the positive in our society. The trite observation that “not all folks are bad” is certainly clear. Many truly good people walk among us and for that I’m thankful.
There are some among us who go the extra mile. These golden human beings go above and beyond and think nothing of giving their valuable time, resources, and good cheer. They dare not brag about their love of humanity and Mother Earth. Some will do anything to help their neighbors in need and to fight for causes that attempt to gain equal justice for all. Many will rescue abused animals who never asked to be born in a world that is unkind, while others will help clean up the environment so that future generations might enjoy a life without excessive waste and pollution.
This leads me to share some more good news. On Sunday, Sept. 27 at 4pm, the Jackson County NAACP will be hosting a celebration at the Best Western Plus River Ecape & Suites in Dillsboro honoring those humanitarians among us. There is no charge and all are invited to attend.