Letter from Co-Publishers
Kendra & Jacqueline, Co-publishers
What a year 2020 has been. Who could have imagined this time last year that we would all have been forced to stretch, maneuver, get creative and learn new ways of being in this context of a worldwide pandemic. It’s changed us. We’ve had a chance to show our true colors, our strengths and our growing edges. We’ve witnessed a great deal of concern extended towards supporting our local businesses that help our community thrive; restaurants that provide comforting food and places to gather; grocers and markets that stay open to keep us stocked with necessities, local farmers who bring fresh produce to the cities of Reading and Lancaster and surrounding towns; small businesses that continue to adapt to ensure that they are meeting the current needs safely and respectfully; educators inspiring and supporting our children; and practitioners and front-line healthcare workers who strive every day to keep our immune systems strong and care for us when we fall ill.
With the holidays approaching, we’ve been called to make
temporary sacrifices and shifts to
reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are finding creative ways to show we
care with outdoor or Zoom holiday gatherings and porch deliveries to loved
ones, friends, neighbors and strangers of homemade gifts of food and crafts of
every kind. We show our affection and appreciation with handwritten cards or
phone calls ending with an “I love you.” These simple acts, along with
steadying ourselves through our quiet moments, go a long way towards
contributing a positive influence in our world. When we connect with ourselves
and others in these ways, we can feel happier, stronger and more resilient, and
our higher vibration affects others all around us.
Supporting the health and well-being of our community has always been our primary goal. This year, to extend an additional boost, here is a request from us to you … that you let us and each other know about your own trusted natural health practitioner, your favorite market with vibrant local produce, the best place for organic, non-GMO seeds and seedlings, the take-out restaurant with the healthiest and tastiest food, a landscape business with an eye towards water conservation, your beloved yoga or fitness studio, honey products, skin care specialist, spa, bike shop, etc. What supports you will also support others in this community, and together we can help small business owners thrive through the pandemic and beyond. To do this, share a post to Instagram tagged #NALBgreatresource, or you can drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll add these resources to our website’s Business Directory. Together, we will get through this pandemic stronger, better connected and more resilient than ever before.
Wishing you health and abundance during this very special season,
Kendra & Jacqueline