OPINION: South Burnett Times journalist Jessica McGrath.
OPINION: South Burnett Times journalist Jessica McGrath. Molly Hancock

OUR SAY: Generosity can go a long way

THIS week the South Burnett's well-loved "lady in pink” was recognised at a state awards ceremony for her generosity.

Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff was given the prestigious award at this year's Local Government Association Conference in Cairns for her work with the small country town of Proston.

After inheriting money from a late friend, she decided to donate the money so the shops in Proston's main street could belong to the town.

This generous offer has empowered the town to have "a fighting chance”.

We may not all have the opportunity to be generous with our money to this scale but we all have something we can give.

Perhaps you have a small sum of money or time to bless a friend, group or even a stranger with.

You might like to pay it forward and pay for a coffee or fuel of the person next in line.

Who knows, you might even inspire the recipient to also give generously.

When I first moved to town and didn't know anyone, I was thankful for the kindness of those I met, who have now become good friends.

One of the things I appreciated the most was when people were willing to take time for a chat, drop over a couple of meals or to invite me over for dinner.

We all have the power to be kind and generous in small ways, what are you going to do this week?

South Burnett

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