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Letter: Snow, cold no reason for negative remarks

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From: Mark Yeaton


To the editor:

Much of our view of the world around us is shaped by our own attitudes. For example, I enjoyed reading the article about the amount of snow we’ve had this winter, but I don’t think it should be considered “bad” or “miserable” or other adjectives denoting negativism.

It’s winter. There will be snow and cold. For many, winter is time to enjoy the outside with sledding, skiing, bicycling, walking and running. One just has to adapt to the conditions and have a positive attitude. The same can be said about any season.

Personally, I’ve enjoyed this winter with the chance to ski, sled, ride my bike (studded snow tires) to and from work, and enjoy the landscape decorated in a dazzling blanket of white most of the time.

The same people complaining about winter will be complaining all too soon about spring being too wet, too windy, etc., and summer being too hot, too dry or too humid. I suggest a positive change of attitude can go along with the change of seasons. Every season has its own beauty and can be appreciated with the right attitude.

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