Published on December 6th, 2016 | by Joe Dunne0
Thanksgiving and the holidays is a time of gratitude. I hope now that the elections are over we can change the climate and start seeing the good in the world, in people and in peace.
My hope is that the good in the human spirit can be exposed and explored in the year 2017, but today is a good day to start. Remember, to make someone smile today, perform that random act of kindness today. See the good in everything and everyone today, pass on gossip, don’t judge, look in the mirror for the problem, and the solution in our lives. I’m not preaching here, just reminding myself who I want to be today—and tomorrow.
While speaking of gratitude I must express my overwhelming gratitude that I have been lucky enough to expand the brand of Central New Jersey, Natural Awakenings, to now include North Central New Jersey which covers Morris, Union, Sussex and Essex counties. Purchasing an additional magazine is a big undertaking.
If it were not for the love of and the belief in the message we carry to our readers, I would be in fear of this task. However, too many people love our magazine and my passion has not changed over the last four plus years we have owned Natural Awakenings. I think with your help we will be as successful with our North addition as we have been here in Central New Jersey. The people on my staff are so supportive, so loyal and so dependable.
Knowing the kind of strong foundation I had is a big reason I was willing to take on this new adventure.
My vision and goals as we move forward are simple. It’s not totally geared around money—it’s about us, the family here at NA, my family, and myself. I will be fighting to be humble, seeing the good in everything, living in gratitude, and remembering integrity is everything. We will work even harder to serve our advertisers, our readers, our distributors, and our community.
I want to thank everyone that ever picked up our magazine, who has ever attended a lecture, a new class, tried a new practitioner or ventured out of your comfort zone because of our magazine. Happy holidays! Let’s make 2017 a year of progress.
In peace, love, laughter, health, and much gratitude.