A Heartfelt “Thank You!”
Hello, all! I’m looking outside my office window at home as I write this column. Everything is turning green, the birds are chirping, and the rabbits are running around the back yard. I love the time of year when the Earth begins to come alive again. I can almost hear Mother Nature giggling with joy at what is coming!
This month, I am feeling hope from so many people I meet and talk with, more so than I have in a very long time. It has been a long haul, and so many of us have so very much to be thankful for. In the mornings, I find myself going to gratitude for everyone’s dedication to continue moving and making progress. My heartfelt thanks go to all of the health care workers, front line workers, and businesses who have hung in there. I feel like we are beginning to see a little light at the end of a very long tunnel.
Women’s Edition has always had a commitment to be positive—to stay away from negativity and to avoid politics. This past year has been a real test of our commitment to our readers and our advertisers to stay the course. I want to thank all of our advertisers who have continued with us through this challenge. I would also like to thank our readers for reaching out to us to learn where they could find Women’s Edition when their favorite distribution place was temporarily closed.
I would also like to thank Roxy Orr, my Operations Manager, who has gone above and beyond through this entire challenge. Roxy celebrated her 33rd year here at Women’s Edition on April 20th of this year. Roxy has worked with me to solve challenges, to keep everyone happy, and to keep the train going. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Roxy!
I also would like to thank my husband, Manny, for his patience, understanding, and advice through this whole thing. There were lots of late nights when I would drag myself home to find that he had the fire burning, dinner ready, and a crisp glass of chardonnay waiting for me. I realize that many married couples struggled through the year, what with working from home, teaching their kids, and simply the stress of it all. I am so fortunate that what this year has done for Manny and me is bring us closer.
Next month is Women’s Edition’s 35th anniversary issue. Yes, the world has changed since 1986. What hasn’t changed is our goal of helping our local advertisers and readers connect with one another. Thank you for reading us and thank you for letting our advertisers know where you found them. Have a great month!
Janet Van deWalle,
Positive Thought of the Month
"Life is not about how you survive a storm; it’s about how you dance in the rain."