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Friday, August 5, 2011

Issue 19 August 2011 Out Now!

Positive Prattle From The Desk Of The Editor

Happiness, it means different things to different people but all would agree it is a great place to be.

As I was browsing through this months issue I noticed that we make mention of happiness on two separate occasions. The first on page 5 where we look at happiness quotes and ten steps to happiness and then again on page 17 where Peter Nicholls gives us an insight into what happiness is to him.

According to the free online dictionary happiness ( happy ) is defined as:

1. Characterized by good luck; fortunate.
2. Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy.
3. Being especially well-adapted; felicitous: a happy turn of phrase.
4. Cheerful; willing: happy to help.
5.a. Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to
use something. Often used in combination: trigger-happy.
b. Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree.

How would you define happiness?

Happiness to me is the finding of a comfortable place within myself. It is spending time with my family and friends. It is the laughter and love of my children, the blowing of the wind and the feeling and gratification of each day I spend on this earth.

On page 11 Ron Prasad talks of “The Power Of Attitude” and on page 9 we publish an annonymous story titled “Attitude”. Is this where happiness can be found, in our attitude. I would love to here where you find happiness and what it means to you. Email me at Lets share a little bit of our happiness within the Good Gabble Community.

This month we also take a look at procrastination, one who I am sure has befriended us all at one time or another. On page 19 Michael Smith talks of some of the common reasons we procrastinate and shares ideas on how we can work through it.

Last month I was introduced, via Facebook, to a considerate and compassionate group of Volunteers based in NSW. NEVAT ( New England Volunteer Air Transport ) are making sure that those who must travel long distances to seek medical treatment make it on time with no stress involved. This wonderful group of volunteers
fly those in and around the remote town of Ashford to larger towns and hospitals when needed, free of charge. Read of these amazing people, what they are up to and how you can support them on page 15.

Feeling hungry? Not only do we have our usual Beat The Budget recipes this month but we have you cooking double time as we share some recipes from the Kids cookbook by the lovely ladies at 4 Ingredients. These can be found on page 27 followed by Beat The Budget on page 28.

As the heading on our article on page 21 states “ Time Passes So Quickly.” As I sign off on this issue of Good Gabble and move onto the next I wish you all a month of good health, happiness and lots and lots of laughter.

Until next month.........

“Live well..........Love much..........Laugh often.......”
Jennifer Deaves

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