One step closer to changing our neighbourhood

2016-12-20 06:01

FOR the past couple of years I have appreciated, and admired the efforts of a fellow Waterfall 2 resident.
Twice a day this remarkable woman walks up and down Niagra Drive, Waterfall 2 with a plastic carrier bag, and collects litter.
This is why there is seldom any litter along one of the two main routes into our neighbourhood. Each time I see her I am reminded of the well- known story of the Starfish.
“An old man noticed a young boy throwing Starfish back into the sea who would have otherwise have been suffocated. He asked the boy what the point of throwing back just a few was when there were so many Starfish on the beach, and one single person could not possibly save them all.
“The boy smiled, picked up one Starfish and threw in far in the sea. He replied: ‘I made a difference to that Starfish.’ ” Each of us can learn from this and make a small difference to the world around us. This woman is making our beautiful, picturesque neighbourhood even more beautiful.
Let’s all contribute to the beauty of our neighbourhood. We could start by mowing our lawns, and verges, growing beautiful trees and shrubs , or simply by ensuring that there is no litter on our verges. A single person can change a neighbourhood.

Rosanne Hurly-Coyne

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