As I write this there are only 24 sleeps till Santa arrives. May we never loose the excitement and joy of Christmas and may we bottle it and carry it in our pocket to be used throughout the year.
For some Christmas can be a lonely and sad time of the year as they cope with loss, hardship and the expectations that society places on them. It is important for those of us who embrace Christmas to remember that this is not the case with all. We need to appreciate and understand that this time of the year can be hard and to wrap our love, thankfulness and appreciation around others and show we care. Share a joke, tell a story, visit someone who you know will be alone or best of all just be there to listen. Take a moment to make a difference to at least one person this Christmas.
This months issue of Good Gabble see's our usual positivity mixed with a little Christmas spirit. Kathleene Baker sends us a story of a secret Santa all the way from Texas and Carlos Devillalvilla sends a Christmas prayer from Florida. We travel all the way to South Africa to meet Jessica the Hippo, a story that I am sure will touch your heart with it's amazing compassion and understanding between humans and animals.
Back in Australia we congratulate Deborah De Williams on becoming Tasmania's Australian of the year 2011. Deborah is still running pink but stops to share her acceptance speech with Good Gabble readers. This month also sees part two of Donald Marmara's Success, Failure and Motivation and Peter Nicholl's reminds us we are never too old to be a role model.
So sit back with a slice of Christmas cake, turn on the fan, put your feet up and slip into a world were positivity is the norm and negativity is long forgotten.
Have a great one! Jennifer.