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January 21, 2022

Appreciating gratitude

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I also enjoyed Lynne West’s letter about gratitude and agree with Gerry Gleeson, from last week’s letters, that a dedicated space for gratitude in The Echo would be a wonderful inclusion. The Echo is a community newspaper and reports the news and we all know that bad news gets top priority. However, it would serve our community well to be able to read more good stories. A little bit of regular happiness to uplift us from the doldrums.

You could ask for readers’ contributions and someone could simply choose one each week. It could even be a volunteer so The Echo would not have to pay someone to do it. The Nimbin Good Times runs its fabulous newspaper completely by volunteers.

Please, for goodness sakes, give us a dedicated ‘Good News and Gratitude’ section. 

Happy New Year

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby

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  1. Gratitude across the seas. Open boarders. Our USA friends from the west coast are totally elated to have the opportunity to visit us here in outback Qld, east of the Great Divide. So much so they asked us to give them a teaser as to what they could expect. Our email read ” … your 2 week stay could be best summed up referencing some well known Hollywood movies, those being; One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Deliverance and an opening mood setter cartoon from the Looney Tune library”.

  2. … yes I know boarders, borders..;. David Dare English teacher, and Dick Light English master both at Mullum High mid 60’s would be totally disgusted. DD could be best remembered by his hair style, an explosion in a mattress factory.


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