With all the bad news and the bickering we see in these columns with councillors against councillors, councillors against council staff, chamber of commerce against council, and aspiring mayoral candidates against all the others, it’s hard to imagine that there is any good news around. I challenge and encourage all writers to Echonetdaily to write one ‘feel good’ letter.
Well my good news of the week is meeting Donny… I’ve seen him in my street early one morning dragging a wheelie bin behind him. It wasn’t garbage collection day and he didn’t look like one of my neighbours as he had a cap on backwards and looked more like a street bum (no offense to anyone) except he was collecting rubbish from the side of the kerb and putting it in his bin. So out of curiosity I stopped him and asked him what he was doing and to my great surprise and amazement I found out that he is just a volunteer cleaning up our streets, yes that’s collecting the rubbish other people trash; and beware, Vanpackers, he knows where you park and what trash you leave behind. Anyway he had gardening gloves on and one of those long picking tools given to him by the organisation Green and Clean – well done GCAT. And although this man was a bit shaky, his smile seemed to beam out like the Byron lighthouse. He also mentioned that any donations made to him would go to African orphans, not that he was canvassing me. It was so enlightening to see such free goodwill in this town. I take my hat off to Donny. THANK YOU DONNY!
Minas, Osho’s House, Byron Bay