Thursday, May 5, 2011
Issue 16 May 2011 Out Now!
Positive Prattle From The Desk Of The Editor
“There is a woman at the beginning of all great things” - Alphonse de Lamartine
This month I felt a need to share the above quote and send a huge thank you to all the women in this world who work tirelessly to make a difference in our world.
Over the past months we have followed Deborah De Williams as she runs around Australia raising money for breast cancer. Deborah is an amazing women in her own right but behind her is just as an amazing women, her mum. Deborah’s mum has supported her daughter and traveled with her on her journey. She has been there with Deborah in the good times and held her hand in the bad. Deborah and her mum are a team of women that show that love unites and that together we can conquer our dreams.
With the office team of Good Gabble being made up of women the above quote makes us smile. We are not sexist and believe in equal rights for all but relish in the fact that, as women, we are able to balance our working life and our family responsibilities. To all working mums we say well done! It is a job that, at times seems thankless and endless, but is rewarding and fulfilling. Women are definitely the driving force behind a lot of the successful and inspiring stories in this world.
This month we once again bring you articles from our women contributors such at Kathy Baker, who writes of ‘The Making Of A Memory” on page 14 and Melody Moon who speaks of “ Resting With The Moon” on page 10. We welcome Flick the friendly red headed witch for the second month in a row and say thank you to Ally’s Little Creatures for helping Flick make a wish come true.
We also love our male contributors and our magazine would not be complete or balanced without them but, as I was thinking about the quote, I browsed our past and future articles and realised that many of them have mention of the support of a women. Men we love you dearly and together the two sex’s make a team but surely it is time to admit that without us women life surely would not run as smoothly as it does.
So what have our men got to say this month?
Our American correspondent Carlos Devillalvilla gives us an American’s perspective on immigration in his article Alien Nation on page 19, whilst Michael Segal, also an American, gives us ‘A Lesson In Love’ on page 18.
This month as Deborah De Williams completes her journey we start a new, following Andrew Cadigan, who is tackling Oz On Foot, raising money for the Cancer Council. With only a pram and tent it is sure to be an interesting, and cold, journey.
So to all the women reading this I salute you. To all the men I say thank you! - for listening to the words of a women bragging.
Live Well.......Love much...........Laugh Often....................