Goodwill goes very long way
A LITTLE bit of kindness can go a long way in a small community.
There’s a lot going on in the world and looking out from our little patch here in the Lockyer Valley, there’s no shortage of troubling events further afield.
And sometimes much closer to home than we’d like.
It’s not all bad news though.
You don’t need to look further than these pages to see the goodwill that exists in the community.
For instance, only recently a letter writer had a problem with transport that other readers of this page kindly helped to solve.
Also on this page last month was the story of a stranger helping out another with their grocery bill for no other reason than to be nice. And that’s just the letter writers.
Small acts of kindness help weave the fabric of community.
Sure, it’s not bringing world peace or solving all of society’s ills, but these sorts of small acts of kindness help weave the fabric of community that can bring a sense of comfort in tough times and restore a little faith in humanity.
Unfortunately, there’s not always a way to stop bad things from happening, but being kind to your neighbour goes a long way to creating the underlying atmosphere of a place.
Residents have proven they can rely on each other for support when the big things happen, but it’s nice to know that people are there in little ways as well.