Publisher’s Letter: Thankful
I can’t believe it’s already November. It doesn’t seem that long ago we were christening a new year in 2021, and seems like yesterday I was breaking in my backyard pool to welcome the summer solstice. Where did the time go?
But rather than fall into a rut of trying to solve the million-dollar riddle of how to slow down time, I’m doing my best to spend the days observing all the things for which I’m thankful. My health. My family. This magazine. Life. As another Thanksgiving draws closer, I hope to come out of it content, grateful and at peace. ’Tis the reason for the season, after all.
And we have so many things to help us find that tranquility in this issue of AY About You.
We kick things off with this exquisite cover story on our friends over at Tipton & Hurst, the kings and queens of floral arrangements and domestic decorations.
Our food theme this month is centered around the latest installment of the AY’s Arkansas Bucket List: Coffee & Pastries. What better time of year than the present to curl up with a steaming cup of java and a warm pastry?
This month also marks another edition of our annual Faces of Arkansas special section, highlighting the many “faces” of Arkansas’ diverse vocational landscape.
A conversation about thankfulness wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our brave service members, especially amid Veterans and Military Families Month, and as we approach Veterans Day. This month features a variety of stories of this ilk, including a list of 15 places to visit in Arkansas for military history buffs; a feature on Harold Johnson, current curator of the Wings of Honor Museum and former pilot; and a touching story on Beau Wise, a former marine who lost both of his brothers on the battlefield.
Finally, we leave you with a story on therapeutic thankfulness, so to speak, which talks about how gratitude and just all-around good vibes are so much better for our mental and physical health than resentment and negativity.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
President & Publisher
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