LETTER: Responding to the question of overpopulation

A Ponoka News reader responds to Stu Salkeld column related to population concerns

Dear Editor,

I thoughtfully read the May 30 column by Stu Salkeld, and thought of another story that I had read:

“The King said to the Queen, I will never forget how that comment affected me. To which the Queen answered, you will if you stop rehearsing it in your mind.”

Read: Overpopulation: serious issue or not?

Fear of the future can grip us and hold us our entire lives and hold us back from the amazing living that can be there for us to enjoy.

Unfortunately, the media often is the beginning of this fear because it makes us feel hopeless. What we forget is that every day is a new beginning, and we can begin by speaking more of gratitude for every minute that we have. The song of the robins in the morning, the green of spring when I look out the window, the breakfast I could eat, the phone call from a friend.

Personally my breakthrough began when I was asked to make a list of 300 things I could be thankful for. That was several years ago and I still remember that I worked hard to get 156…so I always have room for more to recognize in the goodness of all the world.

Even my experience to visit a former communist country several years ago where little was available to them; spring was bringing new life and the sky was blue and they brought colour and friendship wherever they could.

The world can look after itself if we look after each other. As I see history, there have always been struggles and hardships and breakthroughs. I choose hope today.

We as humans have much potential for good which can start in our own minds and hearts.

Yes, I believe in a power and intelligence greater than myself that cares deeply for all life and a little prayer of thanksgiving can go a long way for I believe that, “I am a spiritual being on a human journey.. and life loves me.”

Regards,

Rosemarie Bailer (Ponoka citizen — one opinion in seven billion)

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