As we complain about the magnificent amount of snow we have just received, it may be worthwhile to think of the things we do not have to complain about.
The past year has been good to us in our little corner of the world.
We had a summer that couldn’t be beat.
Businesses have expanded, most areas are reporting increased housing starts and everyone’s mill rate seem to have dropped according to recent budget figures.
We didn’t have a cruise ship crash on our shores, no hurricanes hit us and the end of the world didn’t happen as was predicted by an ancient peoples.
So what can we do for 2013?
We could demand some answers about Muskrat Falls, environmental and financial questions were never really answered. We could demand better roads — it seems there are Third World nations that have fewer potholes than us.
And let’s start supporting our ski facilities now that they’re buried in snow.
Our collective New Year’s resolution should be to get out and get more involved with the world around us.
There are people out there who are not able to shovel their way out from out of the storm we’ve just got through. There are volunteer organizations that need help.
Let’s start helping those around us, after all, we reap what we sow.
And if anyone comes forward with a prediction of the end of the world, can we please pay no mind?
It’s not funny anymore.