A Time to be Thankful 1

Thankful: It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot this time of year, as November arrives and we begin realizing 2017 is drawing to a close.

Although the month of November typically marks the winding down of the year, it’s also a season of beginnings. Given that, a portion of this month’s publication is devoted to some ideas about how older adults can launch new beginnings with gusto and to concepts about aging with poise, style, courage and confidence.

This month begins the season of giving and receiving, too. It starts the period of family gatherings and time spent with friends. It’s the month of Thanksgiving Day parades, Black Friday shopping, mom’s traditional holiday meals and naps on the couch when you’ve had too much turkey … or dressing … or casserole … or pie. In this issue, we even took a look at how area youth are learning to cook and bake, with a couple of Thanksgiving recipes for young chefs to try.

But, perhaps most importantly, November’s the beginning of a season of reflection and gratefulness. While we’re incredibly thankful for all of the food (who isn’t thankful for the person who came up with pie?) and the family time November brings, here at Chesterfield Lifestyle, we’re truly thankful for you.

When we fill this magazine each month with local restaurants, locally-owned businesses and inspiring members of the Chesterfield community, it’s because we’re thankful for everything the place we call home has to offer, and for you—the readers and members of this community—who continue to inspire us to make every issue of this publication special. We hope you’ll enjoy a feature through which some of our community leaders shared their Thanksgiving memories and traditions as much as we liked them. Are these turkey day rituals similar to yours?

Thank you for taking time to join us as we strive to connect you with your community through meaningful words and beautiful photographs.

And to you, our readers, take some time to think about what you’re thankful for this November. May you find gratitude in the little things, and may the list of what you’re thankful for go on forever.

Have a great November. We wish you blessings and a happy Thanksgiving.

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