I stopped in the Chronicle office on Monday morning
to talk to Lisa about the initial meeting of the Neighborhood Watch
program, and the impact it can have on the community. This led to a
sense of pride in the members of the police department, their training,
service, age and representation of different areas of the county.
Even a teenager had commented on the feeling of
security he had observed while waiting for his mother to finish her
The next subject was the clinic staff at Minnie
Hamilton Health System. They are so caring and competent. Hopefully,
they will be there a long time.
We moved on to the young people in the community.
Two young men were featured speakers at a local youth revival and
another young student periodically leads the junior sermon at another
church. Little children have some positive role models.
There is more involvement from young adults, who
are taking part on committees and running for public office.
Suddenly, we realized seven different positives had
been covered in a short time. Lisa said, “I think we can make it 10.”
So, we kept on going.
CCCOA is making a smooth transition with changes in
staff. New programs and ideas are being implemented, building on the
leadership of the former administration.
Former Calhouners are returning here to live, along
with newcomers who want a better life for their children, away from the
cities. They are not just sitting, but are active participants of the
Two former students, who return periodically,
invited me to lunch. Even though they have not lived here for years,
they still have fond memories of their early life experiences as
The session ended with respect and admiration for
our editor, Newton. He believes that the younger generation should
receive recognition for their achievements, whether great or small. He
is insistent about accuracy of the contents of the newspaper and passes
on his integrity to the staff.
Our brainstorming for positives in our lives had
produced far more than 10 things by the time we were finished. Here at
the Chronicle, we have a feeling of family and a real love for Calhoun
County. I think that helped Lisa and me to see all the good that
What good things are happening in and around your
life? Can you find 10 things?