There’s a whole lot of whining going on as we Americans undergo a whole lot of political/social/economic angst.

But must that be so? Can’t we tone down our misery and look on the bright side a bit more?

We’ve recently enjoyed a few days of sunshine, less rain, lovely snow and occasional good news, reported in the Observer and elsewhere.

I say — try some random acts of kindness, seek out the positive, and try to smile more.

Who knows? You might be able to persuade your spouse/partner/boss/coworker/neighbor/doctor/dentist to treat you with slightly less contempt.

ROBERT BRAKE

Ocean Park

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