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Commissioner urges public to work for the greater good

by Tony Berget
| July 31, 2013 11:16 AM

Letter to the Editor,

In light of the great local history lessons from Jeff Gruber, I thought I would throw out a few famous sayings to pull a few blog hate mongers out of the dark.  For starters I’ve always liked the saying often attributed to Mother Teresa:  

• People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

• If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

• If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.

• If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

• What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

• If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

• The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

• Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

• In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

So, to all of you out there working to make our home a better place, keep up the good work and Thank You! To Charles McFarland, aka Chance the Gardner:  Go help the real gardeners, the Avid Gardeners Club, as well as the wonderful people working on the community garden.  Get up from behind that computer and go do good for our community.

Finally, you will not find me blogging. I prefer a Letter to the Editor with my name attached.

— Tony Berget

Lincoln County Commissioner