Writer forgives despite theft

Theft victim hopes that thief will change their life, says Alberni resident

To the Editor,

I am a low income, disabled person. Someone stole my cedar fencing, which is going to cost me over $500. That’s more than half my monthly income. So, I won’t be able to afford to do so.

This person has violated my sense of well-being and safety in my own home. Maybe stealing is a way of life for them, or they don’t care about me, or about right and wrong, or about the consequences of their actions.

I care. I even care about them. I choose not to feel like a victim. I choose to wish them well, and hope one day they will become a better person. There are always other choices.

I hope they will change their life and become the best they can be. It’s never too late to make changes.

Maureen Hall,

Port Albern