We need positive energy

Published 5:39 am Friday, March 10, 2017

I would like to share the information that there is a scientifically-based global movement that says human beings are made of energy, so that by concentrating their own energies on what they want to see happen in the future, instead of what they don’t want to see happen, they have the power to help the positive scenario come true.

I do understand that older generations, and even unenlightened younger generations, who have been taught that we are material beings who need to work hard to “make a living,” may find that hard to believe. But I have seen evidence that it’s true. And I want everybody to be happy, so I am sharing the news.

After attending the Bogalusa City Council meeting Tuesday, I believe many people in this city, in particular, are holding on to past problems and projecting them to the current times. Although I realize this world is not yet perfect, I recommend that we all try to act as one and to think positively. That way, we can make life easier for all of us.

If we can envision a Bogalusa where the economy is flourishing, where the school system is tops, where everybody volunteers to make the city the best it can be, and where nobody feels threatened by racism, but all feel they are a vital and cherished part of the community, I truly believe we can make it so.

And what would it hurt? The city would be filled with people determined to see the bright side of life.

The alternative is to live with worry and in misery, often of our own making. How many times have you worried about things that never came to pass? I recommend that you stop doing that. It isn’t easy. I’m still working on it myself. But I know it’s important to my quality of life, so I’ll persevere.

Imagine a Bogalusa in which everybody loves everybody else, regardless of the color of their skin, what gender they are, or what religion they practice. Imagine a community of happy, vibrant residents who truly love and are proud of their city. Imagine feeling pride when somebody asks you where you’re from and you have to say Bogalusa.

That Bogalusa is possible. And you have the power to help.

Marcelle Hanemann is a reporter for The Daily News. You can email her at marcelle.hanemann@bogalusadailynews.com or call her at 985-732-2565, ext. 301.