OPINION: Hugs defeat slugs by large margin

There were plenty of pleasant compliments being shared this week.

HUGS: To the unbelievably kind — but unknown to me — woman who was sitting alone, as I was, at the table next to me in a restaurant having dinner who paid for my complete meal. It was a huge and pleasant surprise. I walked out of there feeling like a new person having been enriched in many more ways than one. I was told that she lives and works in our Nelson. One day I will do the same. — Tearfully thankful

HUGS: To my mom who delights in watching my children grow. She has a room in her house set up for the activities that they enjoy, and she changes it to accommodate them as they grow. My son currently has a mini lazy boy chair and reading light just his size to enjoy reading, and my daughter has an art station fully equipped with all the supplies she needs, set up just for her size. Every child should be so lucky.

HUGS: To the parents that are giving their children so much love. When times are tough, don’t worry about what other people think. You know what’s right for your family!

HUGS: From this senior to the dear lady who, for many weeks raked my big yard clean of its leaves — leaving it looking manicured and ready for winter and next spring. Her two young sons deserve hugs too as they took their turns at raking. This is love in action and example. May God bless them abundantly.

HUGS: To the best neighbors in this big wide world who help me with everything and anything, at all and any times always with joy. This world is enriched because you are here and life made easier and happier for me.

SLUGS: Slimy slugs to ignoramuses who while on route to the new dump lose half their garbage on the highway!  Take some pride in our pristine community and go clean it up!

HUGS: To the fine folks that pick lost items up and display them for the proper owners. My hub cap has fallen off twice and I still have it thanks to the kind samaritans.

SLUGS: To overly negative people. They bug me.

HUGS: To the parents that are giving their children so much love. When times are tough, don’t worry about what other people think. You know what’s right for your family!

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