Let's all try to do better

To the Editor:

Thank you to Sandy Copeland for her recent positive letter about President Trump.

In these stressful times, we all need to "accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative," as the old 1949 song goes. How many of you are weary of hearing all of the negative, hateful and downright mean comments we continually hear on TV, radio and in the newspapers?

Is this the environment we want our children and grandchildren to be exposed to and grow up in? They were not born to be angry, but they learn by hearing and seeing. We are experiencing enough turmoil with COVID-19, the deaths of Black members of society, riots, loss of school attendance, loss of jobs and more.

We can turn this around, but it will take all of us to make an effort. Let's not try to lay the blame on the other guy and do what we can to improve our attitudes and actions.

I would like to read more positive news articles about our president's efforts to do the best job that he can during his time in office. There are very few people who could emotionally and physically deal with the destructive criticism that he has dealt with for nearly 4 years. Through it all, he still loves this country and will complete his assignment to the best of his ability.

It's so easy for us to complain and point fingers as we try to build ourselves up and make ourselves feel better. Look into your Bible to the book of Matthew, 7: 1, God says "Do not judge so that you will not be judged," And in Matthew 7:12, "In everything therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you."

Let's try our best to do better at this thing called life.

Nancy Lenhart

Mount Morris