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Assume goodwill

The firefighters I know worked extra shifts during the windstorm and also worked their days off helping neighbors, friends and family clear brush and remove damaged trees.

Steve Backlund’s recent letter assuming they weren’t working because he didn’t see them is just bah humbug negativity and shows a basic misunderstanding of how the world works. Good things are happening all around us even if we don’t witness them ourselves.

A firefighter is the best kind of public servant, putting his or her own life at risk to help others. And they come when called, without even checking to see if you supported the last levy or have written nasty letters to the editor about them.

Assume goodwill this season and throughout the year, and your half-empty glass just may fill up to half-full.

Lynn Meyers

Spokane



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