Reader wants Vic­to­ria to em­brace tran­si­tion house

The Compass - - EDITORIAL -

Dear Ed­i­tor, Re­gard­ing the front page story in The Com­pass (Dec. 13, 2016) about the tran­si­tion house in Vic­to­ria for the U-Turn Cen­tre.

The Ox­ford dic­tio­nary de­fines ad­dic­tion as: 1) phys­i­cally de­pen­dent on a par­tic­u­larly sub­stance; 2) de­voted to a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est or ac­tiv­ity.

This makes me ask the ques­tion, who is not ad­dicted to some­thing in one way or an­other? Let’s be hon­est with our­selves and do some self-ex­am­i­na­tion here.

Be­ing in the US Air Force mil­i­tary for 20 years, we have no choice of where we had to live; be­cause of this I had many var­ied life ex­pe­ri­ences — some pos­i­tive, some neg­a­tive. But we had to make up our minds to live and let live. I be­lieve that ap­plies here. Come on fel­low New­found­lan­ders.

Where is our love and com­mit- ment to sup­port each other? I know some peo­ple who were up against the Grace Cen­tre in Har­bour Grace, now only to find ev­ery­thing is work­ing out OK.

Ev­ery­one is a fel­low trav­eller on life’s jour­ney. Some have gone off the path and need a help­ing hand to get back on — let’s give them that hand up. Joy French-Cole­man writes from Har­bour Grace

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