Dear Editor,

America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. That’s what our country stands for. What a great country we live in!

So what happened to our integrity and self worth. The way we treat others. The dignity and humanity that we the people of this great United States of America stand for. What has happened to some of us!

We need to be brave in this society today. Our veterans, the elderly, the poor, the underprivileged, the uneducated, are all mistreated in one way or another.

Even our great government is falling into caring only for election and their own greed. The jobs are taken away from our husbands and fathers, our brothers and sisters.

Our men and women who served our country should be treated as hero’s! They have seen fellow soldiers die beside them, faced horrific things we cannot even fathom. Lost limbs, eyes, memories, the ability to function properly, and the integrity that they should be getting from our government.

The way our neighbors treat each other is beyond believability. Bulling is even among the seniors. Hard to believe, but true. Always finding fault in others. Sometimes for the fact that they don’t want them to walk the sidewalks to often of hand around others to much! Thinking old people are just a nuisance and should keep to themselves. Who cares if they are a little noisy! Maybe we think they are not important as ourselves. When we get over 80 years old, and live alone, will we get lonely and just want to be around others! Maybe not. Or we might just be a mean ole’ cranky person who finds faults in others.

It would be nice if you said, “How are you today.” And mean it. Take the time to let them know they are worth something. Maybe they need someone to talk to. Surely we could be a little caring. Conduct ourselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbors peaceful enjoyment of their place of living.

There are still wonderful helping people doing all sorts of task. All kinds of organizations that do the most amazing things for others.

We all need to get involved with the needs of others! Doing constructive things that help instead of hurt.

The smallest things are the moments to treasure. They are like gold to put in your life-box, to ponder and day dream about.

Helping someone with their groceries, sweep off their porch or sidewalk, walk them across the street, give them a ride to doctors or the store, and if they are hungry, feed them. Be polite to others. Always show kindness to others no matter how they look or act. Maybe the are uneducated, or a little slow in mind and spirit, they are God’s child the same as you are. And your Heavenly Father sees all. Even the littlest sparrow that falls.

What do you say AMERICANS! Let’s all do our share!

Wilda Sambuco