I feel that we should all be kind.

I think we should be kind, because when we are mean all it does is make things worse. Being kind can be as simple as smiling at someone even if it’s up under a mask, saying to someone, opening a door for someone or even giving someone a compliment.

I’m not saying that you have to do this every time you see somebody, but do it as often as you can because somebody may be having a bad day and giving them a compliment will lighten their day.

Also, when you do a kind thing it not only makes the other person feel good, but it makes you feel good, too.

I believe that if we can do this it will not only make Yankton a friendlier town but it can make the world a friendlier place.

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Der Vogel

A shout out to Delaney, whose opinion letter was like a breath of fresh air. Thank you for the good vibes and good advice.

A few days ago I asked a friend of mine, “Whatever happened to good manners, politeness, common courtesy, humility, a kind word?” All of those cost nothing to give and they go a long way.

I believe that some people think they are better than others to the point where they act superior. That is a problem. We should all take Delaney’s message to heart and make a conscious effort to be kinder to one another. It’s for our own well-being and for the good of our community and beyond.

For those who might think I have my head in the clouds, I ask of you: what do you have to lose by being kind and considerate? Too hard for you? Hmmm. I have lived and traveled around this great world; I’ve seen a lot of things. And the current state of our country is such a sorry sight. I am far from perfect, but I am convinced that we can all be better people. Kind folks, you rock!

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