A new language for 2014

Moose Jaw Times Herald - Editorial Staff
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Moose Jaw is a community made up of people from all walks of life, different income brackets and they're from all over the world.

Many of us have different opinions on any number of topics, have been raised with different beliefs and values in our homes and some of us even speak different languages. The chance you will find one person who believes and lives identically to the way you do is nearly impossible.

But that’s what makes this community so great. The comfort in knowing you will be accepted no matter what your faith or religion is, what your net worth is or where in the world you hail from.

In the last 10 years Moose Jaw has grown and become a community full of diversity, culture, tolerance and compassion.

Although there will always be those who will think, act and react with a closed mind, when you move to the Friendly City — for the most part — you become a full-fledge Moose Javian, differences and all.

We are a city full of givers, which was proven by the success of the Adopt a Family fundraiser, and a city full of kind hearts.

However, when living a life that seems to be racing by, it is easy to forget to be kind on a smaller scale.

Going into the new year, a resolution we could all put on the top of our lists is a reminder to be kind.

Be kind to the person standing next to you at the grocery store, the person pouring your coffee at the café, the mother trying to wrangle her children at the mall and those you pass on the street.

For many, the simplest kind gesture can change their entire day. A smile can make them smile and a good deed will inspire another act of kindness.

In 2014 let’s put down the phones when placing an order, hold the door open for the person behind us, point out someone’s strengths when they are focusing on their weaknesses and look someone in the eye when saying thank you.

Technology has already taken so much away from society, from our relationships with one another and our day-today interactions.

In 2014 lets make sure we do our best to take a bit of ourselves back, remember we have more to say to each other than can be expressed via text and to be kind — kindness is universal, so lets remember to always speak in a language we all understand.

All Times-Herald editorials are written by the editorial staff.

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Friendly

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