Letter to the editor: Let’s continue getting back to normal day by day

Published 2:36 pm Friday, July 30, 2021

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To the editor:

God made us personable creatures in his creation— he knew that to make us thrive and multiple that personal relationships between family, friends, and community would be necessary. And what really resonates with us when communicating with one another is personal connection— sure, data, charts, and lengthy reports may help, but, the key to persuasive communication will always be that personal connection.

Never be afraid to put yourself out there and make it a personal matter, because, none of us are perfect and most likely no one is going to remember what you say unless they feel like they are in your shoes that moment.

Hundreds if not thousands of you have been contacting your boards of education and state legislators to free our state, make masks optional, and return to normal. Guess what? It’s working.

Never be afraid to step into the darkness, alone, day after day after day— stay committed. There is no knight in shining armor coming to rescue you. Be bold, take the initiative, you will find a small light eventually and when you shine it you’ll see that you are not alone. In fact, you are the silent majority. The moment you commit yourself, then Providence (God) moves, too. All sorts of things will occur to help you, that would never otherwise have occurred. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it now. Boldness has genius, power, and the Holy Spirit in it. Thank you all so much for your efforts. Let’s continue to get back to normal day by day.

God Bless you and God speed.

Matthew G. Johnson