Taking care of the things you own and don’t

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, September 9, 2015

In all honesty, I’m not that adept at saving money.
If I see something I like, I generally buy it, if the bank account is agreeable to it on that particular day.
However, I always make sure my bills are paid before I take a trip to the nearest boutique.
There are instances where I have saved my money for a particularly large purchase, which can range from anything to a new designer handbag to necessities, such as a set of new tires.
The responsibility for these purchases does not end after the deal has been made. There is upkeep and it’s important to take care of the things we need to go about our daily lives.
I was very sad to report on the recent vandalism to Poplarville’s new splash pad, which has been open a little more than a month.
In this instance, it’s not the vandal’s money being tampered with, but the hard earned money of the citizens and business owners who donated to this new amenity. The city will more than likely incur the costs of repairs as well.
A splash pad is a wonderful addition to a town and will certainly attract new residents and visitors, which will enhance the small town.
It blows my mind that someone would want to try and destroy an attraction with the potential to bring joy to so many.
I think of the hot summers here in Mississippi and how happy the children are playing and running through the cooling waters.
I say shame on this individual who decided to tamper with something he or she more than likely did not contribute to.
As citizens of a city, we should all be mindful of how our actions will affect our neighbors.
The growth and maintenance of our towns should be our number one priority, not tearing them down.
In the end, I hope that one day, those who feel the need to destroy what it isn’t theirs will not, and, instead, work toward strengthening the place they call home.

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