Letters to the Editor

Letter: A simple thank you

To the Editor:

Guess what?

This is not going to be a political rant! I’m not going to complain or call someone out for doing something I disagree with.

I simply want to thank the woman who picks up garbage off the ground on Miller and Golf Course roads every morning. I don’t know your name, but I see you out there every day with a garbage bag, wearing a reflective vest and a smile on your face as you pick up other people’s garbage. You are out there come rain, snow, hot, cold or come shine!

I don’t know what motivates you to do this, but I think it’s safe to say that you’re not fulfilling community service hours.

Perhaps you feel compelled, as a citizen, to do your duty. Perhaps you simply want to make your neighborhood a nicer place to live. I’m pretty sure your reasoning is the latter. I see you on my way to work. I work as a speech language pathology assistant in School District 158. When I see you out there, sometimes walking in the street, not only do I say a prayer that you stay safe, but seeing you every morning makes me want to be a better educator and a better, more caring person.

Thank you for helping me every morning and thank you for your part in making our precious planet a cleaner and more beautiful place to live!

Shannon Mayhall

Cary

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