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“Describing our good will bring it to our sight again.”
— Emma Curtis Hopkins.

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to do some traveling to different parts of the Eastern states and visit several places of interest. While at some of these places I met some people from the small towns who helped promote the interest of those visiting.

Most of the people I met were the leaders of the community and they shared some of the stories with me of how the people come together as volunteers to make the different attractions interesting to tourists. Most of the people working at the place of interest were the ones who had planned it and put it together for others to enjoy.

They all seem to have a very upbeat attitude and pep in their step, which made it very easy for me to talk to them and understand why they would want others to share the beauty of their labors. They realized the more interesting they made the tourists’ visit, the more it would help create more tourism because people tell others when they have been recognized and treated with respect and dignity.

That was one of the highlights common at most of the places we visited, and it seemed to work because of the amount of tourists present. It doesn’t only work for a group, it can work in the same way in one’s life when one has a positive attitude and is friendly to the new people one meets...


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