First Word from the Publisher

by Sue Hodgson – 

Putting together a January issue is not always easy. Not only do the deadlines align with the busy season, but it can also be a strain to come up with compelling content. After the excitement and abounding creativity of the holiday, January at times might seem like the downward descent – the let down period that brings us back to the real world. But the power of words is amazing: they save lives, circulate powerful ideas, preserve traditions and memories and so much more. Over millennia the power of the written word has proved to be something undeniably beautiful.

We are so fortunate at Seaside Magazine to have the opportunity every month to connect with readers with our words and your stories, all about the community we love. As we launch into a new year, let’s pay attention to the words we speak, how we write, and those we allow to be spoken in our lives. Let’s focus on sharing words of encouragement, bringing hope and possibility to our lives and the lives of others (even in times of hurt and anger). We should try never to have a careless word slip out that lingers, hurts or discourages someone. We want to be a source to build others up, to encourage them, to see their potential and all their possibilities! So this year, after the holidays have come and gone, let’s choose to focus on the warmth, beauty and opportunity that this year will usher in.

My heart is filled with so much gratitude: a community I love, two children I adore, friends and neighbours at my side, and my Seaside team that I am so proud of!

On behalf of the entire staff at Seaside Magazine, we wish you a happy, healthy New Year!

Seaside Sue


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