Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — We all experience personal tragedy. Unfortunately, it is part of living. But without tragedy, there cannot be the euphoria that comes with good fortune. When we are done mourning the loss of loved ones, it becomes time to focus on those that still surround us. Pick up the phone and call a relative you have not spoken to in a while. Get on Facebook and make connections to family members you have not seen in years. It is easy to do, and the lasting effects can be wonderful.
I do have a message of hope for 2013, but it is up to you guys to give it strength. My family is taking the steps to make 2013 a better year than 2012. If you take the time to do the same thing, then we should be able to reflect on 2013 and call it the year that we took back our world from the evil that tried to take it over.
Don’t let the boogeyman win. Don’t wish for a happy and prosperous 2013 – go out and make it happen.George N Root III is a Lockport resident and purveyor of hope for the coming year. His column still appears every Wednesday, thanks to the patient editors at the Journal. He can be reached at email@example.com where he fields all hate mail as well as personal messages of reflection and glad tidings.