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Focus on positives, not negatives

KATHY PETERSEN AND JOHN AND MAGGIE POSTLEWAITE, BRECKENRIDGE

What a shame! It is so unfortunate that so much that is reflected in newspapers today has to be negative.While we are not naïve enough to expect a majority of good news, it would certainly be refreshing to see and read something positive when the opportunity arises to do so.Case in point, the story that your paper ran in Friday’s issue regarding Sasha Cohen’s performance in the Women’s Figure Skating finals. We were so disappointed that instead of focusing on the amazing achievements this young woman has accomplished, and printing a picture of her actually “nailing” one of the many jumps she did complete successfully, your paper chose to focus on the negative aspects of her performance and print a picture of her falling during one of her jumps. It says volumes about we as humans when we choose to focus on the glass half empty – as opposed to the glass half full. We all need to start working on the latter!We hope that Sasha is still able to find many newspapers that she will be able to clip out articles that will more accurately reflect her accomplishments, the greatest among them – merely making it on the Olympic team and competing in the Olympics!!Well done Sasha! We are very proud of you.Kathy PetersenJohn and Maggie PostlethwaiteBreckenridge


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