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Let us work together

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM


It's the start of the new year, and while many persons might be thinking that resolutions make little sense, I would like to urge my fellow Jamaicans to make a collective resolution to live better with each other.

People all over the world make resolutions at this time of the year. Sometimes people decide that they will stop smoking; others make plans to start eating less or saving more. Let's face it, though. Most of us fail to keep our resolutions. I think, though, that if we as a people come together and decide on some national resolutions, we would be able to keep them.

We would all hold each other to account. We could have advertising campaigns encouraging us all to stay on course. Some of our resolutions could be to be kinder to each other; drive less aggressively; lend a helping hand to strangers whenever possible; and volunteer at homes for the disabled as often as we can.

These might seem like small things, but if enough of us join in, we could really make a big difference. Let us make the decision today that 2017 will be our best year yet. We can do it. We just have to stay focused, especially when times get hard.

I wish all my fellow Jamaicans a wonderful year and countless blessings.

Loving Jamaican