YOUR LETTERS: Celebrating what is good in our world

During this very unsettled time in our world, we can all still find ourselves surrounded by many acts of kindness and community spirit.

Our tiny neighbourhood has united to bang pots and pans, and blow horns at 7 p.m. each evening to thank our dedicated health care workers and shout out a friendly hello to each other, checking in to see if anyone needs help.

My neighbour’s young granddaughters came to surprise their grandma, with messages of love and hope chalk coloured on our street.

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Thoughtful fitness spin instructor Pam Hadikin and her partner, Mike, delivered a spin bike to my garage, knowing how much spinning makes me feel alive.

Pam, and many other fitness and yoga studios are holding virtual classes to keep people physically and mentally healthy.

My neighbours are helping each other by shopping, sharing telephone conversations and waving in windows. We are blessed in our community with magnificent scenery and wide-open spaces and many more people are walking and waving at each other.

Our Mid-Island Distance track athletes continue to train on their own, staying focused and motivated at a time when they all know their season is lost. I found a beautiful bouquet of flowers at our door, from athlete, Spencer Bradbury, to congratulate me on finishing my five years of breast cancer treatment, a milestone in my life to be very grateful for.

Even in this time of sadness and uncertainty, there is so much goodness all around us, and in our world, to be thankful for.

Kim Longmuir

Parksville

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