I am beginning to cringe when I see “The Tuscany Sun” in my mailbox.
Which is really too bad ..as when you get past people getting not one now, but two whole pages to argue with one another…it is a really good little publication – full of lots of interesting articles and advertisements.
But, it’s the arguing that is getting to me ..and I’m not alone. One person I talked to just simply recycles it directly from the mailbox to the bin – because of “The Talk in Tuscany”.
Not more than a few miles up the road from Tuscany is the Alberta Children’s Hospital, where people are sitting by their child’s bedside wondering if they are going to make another day….and all we have to do with our time is to write back and forth about where healthy children play? It seems sad. Or, worse yet .. dare I say it .. dog poop!
Globally, there is so much going on – that our worries seem none existent. So, why do we do it?
There have been some great perspectives in “The Talk in Tuscany”, but it’s really, quite simply, getting out of hand lately. Why don’t we use this as a forum that would be constructive, instead of just a podium in which we can have arguments with our neighbours. Tuscany – as a Community – is better than this ..
How about we use this more like a “Town Hall Meeting” of sorts – without having to leave the comfort of our homes – how about focusing on how we can keep the impeding teen population explosion from getting into trouble in our playgrounds, green spaces and our ravine. Learning from one another – and giving one another ideas on how to figure out what to do when all these kiddies begin to hit their teens. Teens dances at the Tuscany Clubhouse, more Teen groups – these are things that we should focus on.
Or perhaps we should focus on how we, as a community, can make it better for those parents sitting beside a hospital bed – holding their cancer-ridden child’s hand.
We can make a difference – we must stop .. Take a breath and move on and quit being so distracted by all this arguing.