'THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE'
Yes, I agree with Marjorie Breckenridge in her praise for the ice rink ("Praise for ice rink initiative", The Daily Advertiser, July 9).
While watching our grandchildren at the ice rink, two young boys aged about eight skated to the edge and I said to them they seemed to be "having a great time".
The reply from one of the boys said it all: "This is the best day of my life."
You can't ask for more than that.
Lyn Taylor, Wagga
MP REJECTS RESPONSIBILITY
I note the story in The Daily Advertiser on July 9 that said: "Just yesterday, the Federal Court delivered a historic ruling that Australia's environment minister has a duty of care to protect Australia's children from future harm caused by climate change."
Yet, within 24 hours, federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has announced that she will appeal this Federal Court order.
Has a minister from our present federal government just rejected accepting responsibility for protecting our children from future harm?
It is just as well that there is a federal election coming round the corner.
Many Australians, myself included, will vote for the political party that has our children's best interests at heart and will act to protect them from increasing climate disasters.
Leanne Schulz, Brucedale
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NEVER LOSE FAITH IN YOUR FAITH
The Bible says there is a choice that you must make during your time on earth and that is the only way to live and to please God now and be prepared for eternity so will receive Jesus Christ now and trust him alone for forgiveness and eternal life.
Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and came back to life from the grave and is the only way to heaven.
Jesus always said, I am the way, the truth and the life and it's through me that you get almighty God.
My psychiatric treatment was long and involved until finally the drug was found that made me stable.
At that time, the loss of my husband, family, home and everything really, it was because of my faith that I didn't go under.
Chaplins would come running to my room and we would make the Lord's Prayer, the holy communion and eucharist.
Alison Hickey, a fly-in, fly out doctor from Sydney, didn't hurry with the diagnosis and they kept me in the ward for lengths of time.
There are now rooms available for keeping people for lengths of time until they are properly well.
Sending patients out into their little flats all by themselves was unworkable.
Eventually, Dr Hickey diagnosed bipolar disorder and I was absolutely dismayed at first.
I gradually got used to the idea and acceptance was a big part of the healing.
I was treated with a new drug and in about 2004 things started to fall into place.
I remarried a lovely man and went to live at Uranquinty. The fresh air and the rural lifestyle and the warmth that I felt in this new marriage had a healing effect.
So I wish this for all sufferers, for their circumstances to be just right for them. I pray. Never forget and always be faithful to the lord. Let's never forget our faith and live by it. Remember that whatever is happening will make you stronger.
Anne Helyar, Uranquinty
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