She comments on how the front page is full of violence and hardship around the world, but announcements of births, engagements, marriages and wedding anniversaries are bursting with anticipation and contentment. It reminds of the words of the Graeme Connors song Births Deaths and Marriages.
The song tells of neighbours who are sometimes unable to find both copies of their morning paper. He smiles to himself when his spritely eighty-two-year-old neighbour is happy with just the Births, Deaths and Marriages section and happy for him to take the rest.
She explains why in the words of the song:
I know the world has its problems
Problems that need to be solved but
From what I see in the headlines each day it's
All out of my control so a
Gift for a baby, a sympathy card or a
Prayer for a couple in love is
Something I can do that might make a difference no
Matter how small
Maybe we should take the advice from time to time to read the births, deaths and marriages and put some happiness into another person’s life.
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