Pay visits to nursing homes
I have a great idea: Adopt a resident at your local nursing home. There are so many lonely men and women with such simple needs and nobody to fulfill them. A cheerful word, a hug, a tender touch, a smile, a compassionate, understanding ear; maybe some music, a book, a visit with a pet, magazines, a favorite food, craft project, game, flowers, etc. They want so little and have given so much during their lifetime. The need someone who will listen to their stories, and help them realize their value as human beings.
There is an axiom that states: "It's not so much what you did that you regret; but the things you didn't do."
Amanda Bradley writes: "If I have smoothed one rocky path or filled a special need, if I have eased one doubt or fear or chased one cloud away, if I have brought one person joy, then I've lived well today."
LeViness is a volunteer at A.O. Fox Nursing Home.
Dominique Travis will be sorely missed
Once again a tragic accident has taken a beloved young aspiring member of our local area. Beloved, vibrant Dominique Travis was lost to us June 28 at the tender age of 19.
Even though still a teenager, she had the maturity, responsibility and charisma of a person many years her senior. While in school she followed her desire in cosmetology to be employed in the field she chose. Her ambition and personna with the public also prompted her to work at The Center in Worcester.
Dominique always strived for accomplishment. She prided herself on her work ethic. This was a trait she acquired from her upbringing. Plus she was always there to help family, friends or a customer. The girl had a heart of gold.
As pleasant and considerate as she was beautiful, the young lady is and will be sorely missed.
The good Lord has certainly acquired a true angel with her passing.
Old Testament teaches liberal views
Responding to Richard Stinson's letter in The Daily Star of June 28, I would point out that his statement that "Republican thinking seems to be based on the Old Testament rather than the New Testament" is far from the truth.
I would simply point out some quotes from the Old Testament:
Psalm 112: "The righteous are characterized by their generosity and justice."
Psalm 81 10: "Open your mouth wide and I will fill it." 16: "I would feed you with the finest of wheat and with honey from the rock."
Proverbs 11.25: "A generous person inspires others to reciprocate. In contrast, those who hold back grain to maximize personal gain receive a curse."
It is worthwhile to remember that Jesus was a Jew, who lived as a Jew and learned about good deeds from the Hebrew Scriptures.