Ac­cen­tu­ate the pos­i­tive

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

OKAY, I think that pedestal you’ve put me is so high that I’m above K2 and I need oxy­gen. Ha ha ha ha. Yes, I loved work­ing in the gar­dens and be­ing part of the gar­den­ing crew for the Isis Shire Coun­cil but I was just that, part of a crew. I just made the most noise ha ha. M Lazarus of Bux­ton, I love Childers and its sur­round­ing ar­eas just as much as you do and if you asked, there’s prob­a­bly a lot of other peo­ple who do as well, so rather than hark back to the past and call for my re­turn, (don’t for­get I am older and slightly more phys­i­cally en­hanced!), let’s go out on a limb and be re­ally pos­i­tive about our town. Yes, amal­ga­ma­tion wasn’t the best thing that could have hap­pened to our town but what’s done is done, so let’s pick our­selves up and move on. For bet­ter rep­re­sen­ta­tion at coun­cil, our lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive should be ap­proached to put for­ward any con­cerns that you may have about our lit­tle town. That’s what he’s there for. “Rub­bish is left to be swept in the winds” sounds like it may ac­tu­ally be from Gone with the Wind but I think the time you may be re­fer­ring to is when the street sweeper may have bro­ken down and, yes the streets did look rather shabby, but rather than dis­cour­age our lo­cal work­force, let’s per­haps ask our lo­cal coun­cil­lor for as­sis­tance to make rep­re­sen­ta­tion on Childers’ be­half and ask if in the fu­ture the lo­cal street sweep­ing ma­chine is un­avail­able for an ex­ces­sive length of time, could the street sweeper from Bundy be used in its place. It has been used in Childers be­fore and that way our lit­tle town will al­ways be at her best. And whilst we’re on the sub­ject of rub­bish swept by the wind, have you seen how much rub­bish is on Bux­ton Rd? Let’s start re­spect­ing where we live. As for the flower gar­dens you men­tioned, I think as a wa­ter-con­scious ru­ral com­mu­nity we have to be big­ger than those around us and work with what we have. Var­ie­gated va­ri­eties of plants, dif­fer­ent types of leaf shapes can all be very ap­peal­ing with­out the need for high-main­te­nance seedlings. So let’s per­haps ap­plaud our boys on that one. So like the song says, lets ac­cen­tu­ate the pos­i­tive, elim­i­nate the neg­a­tive and get on with mak­ing and keep­ing our great lit­tle town pos­i­tive. Just say hello to ev­ery­one, smile, laugh out loud, sing (even if it’s badly), help some­one, tell the boys do­ing the main street up­grade how great it’s go­ing to look. En­cour­age, not dis­cour­age. Be pos­i­tive.

M CAS­TRO

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