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In This Issue: A Season of Joy

Nov 01, 2020 08:30AM ● By Jason Huddle

November '20: A Season of Joy

Jason Huddle, Publisher

If you are like me, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel that is January 1, 2021. Of course, I know nothing magically changes simply because it is a new year, but I am pretty sure we’re all willing to say we have had enough of this one. Regardless, the Holiday season always seems to lift my spirits, no matter the circumstances of the year. The gathering of family, the food and spending time with the people I care about reminds me of what is important in life.

This month, we decided to share a little of our season with you. In this edition, you will find some incredible recipes that will make your mouth water and your loved one smile with anticipation. Despite the COVID crisis, we’ve managed to find a few events you can enjoy with your loved ones, safely. Finally, let us remember to shop local this season and support small business owners in our community. We strolled historic downtown Concord for some gift ideas, and boy, did we find some wonderful options!

As I am writing this, the election is still a few weeks away. If you are reading this, it either means it is days away, or it is over. In either case, it is my sincere hope that, no matter the result, this country can begin to come together and realize we are so much bigger than our politics. To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King from his famous speech, we should not be defined by our political beliefs, but by the content of our character, and that goes for everyone.

At our core, we are not that different. President John F. Kennedy once said, “We all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We cherish our children’s future, and we are all mortal.” If there is anything 2020 has taught us, it is that together we can accomplish a great deal. However, if we remain so divided, our struggles as a nation, and as a people, will only get worse.

So, take a moment this season. Get off social media and look up from your phone. There are people you care about around you. Enjoy their company. Cherish the time you have right now because it will never come again. Despite all that has occurred this year, I know for me, I will be giving thanks with a grateful heart.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jason Huddle

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