December is here, and as we look back on 2017, we can probably all agree that it’s been one crazy year. I, for one, am happy the holidays are finally here. No bah-humbug attitude for me – no way! The holidays could not have come at a more perfect time. I think we need these specials days so we can once again focus on all the good in the world and embrace the festive mood of the season before heading into a new year.
This month’s issue arrives just in time to help put you in that holiday spirit. It’s brimming with ideas to make your December days merry and bright, including features on celebrating cultural differences, decorating for the holidays and beyond, easy seasonal entertainment, and cocktails to enjoy throughout the month of December.
I’m so proud of the work my team did, not only on this issue but on every issue this year – both in front of and behind the scenes. They work tirelessly to bring you the best our communities have to offer. I’m very grateful for their support and commitment to our communities and local businesses. I’m also thankful for our wonderful advertisers, as without their support this magazine would not exist as a valuable resource for you, our treasured readers.
To end my last note of the year, I’d like to share this inspirational quote that I love:
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t.
And believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance – take it.
If it changes your life – let it.
Nobody said that life would be easy,
They just promised it would be worth it.
Let’s all finish the year on a high note. In the giving spirit of the season, I encourage you to heed the words of wisdom and live life to the fullest, while keeping the less fortunate and those who are struggling in mind.
Wishing you and your loved ones the very best this holiday season.
May you laugh, live, and love more in the coming year!