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Take time to enjoy yourself

I have spent the last three and half years in Summit County. I have met truly amazing people and seen wonderful things. This county brings so many different people together in one place, which should be a great thing, however, it seems many of us have lost sight of what really matters in this world. Lately all we hear about is a silly smoking ban, lift access on Peak 8, and will Breck build a McDonald’s. We should all really open our eyes and take a look at what’s going on in the world. Last week more than 300 people were killed in a school rampage in Russia, many of them children. Also, thousands have lost their homes in Florida, and soldiers continue to die every day in Iraq. We are all blessed to live in a country where we are free. We are all lucky to live in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Instead of complaining about petty issues, we need to embrace each other and remember we are doing better than people in other places. That is why people come to visit here. We need to stop complaining about our guests and welcome them. If the worst part of your day is driving on Highway 9 at 45 mph while a Texan is checking out the fall colors, then slow down and do the same thing.Remember, they are why most of us have jobs. We should be thankful for the place we live. I know I will miss this place like crazy. I hope that Summit County treats you well and you treat Summit County well.

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