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November 2017—Thankful Hearts

Oct 25, 2017 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note — November 2017

On the Cover: Erin Ludlow
Photo by Simply Smith Photography
Flannel, jacket, hat and market basket: Root General, Fresno
Foliage: Sweet Memories Flowers, Visalia

HOPEFUL. With Thanksgiving almost upon us, we are reminded once again that there is so much for which to be thankful. And when we are thankful, we tend to be more hopeful. Hope, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “to expect with confidence.” Gratefulness changes our mindset, helping us to be more hopeful. It changes our perspective. It causes us to look forward with eager expectation to the new things to come.

How can Enjoy help you be hopeful? By reminding you of the amazing people, beautiful places and fantastic events that make up our region. We love to share these things for our sake, as well. It’s good to be reminded. Do you know that when we first started, we were concerned that we wouldn’t have enough of these types of stories to write about? Well, finding those encouraging stories has never been a problem. People constantly pitch ideas about incredible things happening in our area. So don’t be swayed by the naysayers - we’ve got plenty more of the good stuff to write about. Feel free to send in more ideas - we love to hear about things we (and our readers) might be missing out on.

With each issue that we share with you, we as a team are more hopeful for the changes that are coming because of the individuals, groups and businesses that are working tirelessly to bring about something positive. Just look at our stories each month  to get an idea of what you can do when you set your mind to it. People are hopeful that they can make an impact on the world around them, whether through music or writing, reminding or caring. It takes one hopeful, passionate person to cause a ripple (or a tidal wave) to bring about positive change. 

We are hopeful that together with our advertisers and our readers, Enjoy can continue to bring the encouraging message of what the South Valley is really all about. Thank you for joining us on this journey and for being hopeful of what is to come.

Thankful Hearts - November 2017