November 2016 - With Gratitude
● By Enjoy Magazine
Editor's Note - November 2016
On the Cover: Autumn Zane
Photo by Betsey Walton
When the world feels out of balance, close your eyes, take a couple of deep breaths, and think about your blessings. Have you begun mentally composing your “things I’m thankful for” list to share at the table on Thanksgiving Day?
We can’t fully express the depth of our gratitude for our veterans, whom we honor not just this month, but always. In this issue, read about a Redding resident whose family was captured by Japan during World War II, and who still calls the veteran who saved her every year to thank him. Then meet some local four-legged heroes, who are helping veterans navigate their way through post traumatic stress disorder. This training and support is available to any veteran in the North State.
We’re thankful for the beautiful, recreationally rich region that we call home, and if you need some inspiration to get out and explore, tap into the experiences shared by a handful of North State octogenarians who celebrate life by hiking to mountaintops, jumping off bridges and skiing down snowy slopes. Ski and snowboard season is just over the horizon, and we’ll tell you more about the preparations that are under way.
We know you’re still getting your Thanksgiving plans fine-tuned, but it’s never too early to get a jump start on avoiding the holiday rush. Enjoy our fun tips for creating easy but stylish décor to deck your halls, or if you’re looking for a bit more extravagance, consider treating yourself to a breathtaking Christmas tree at the Festival of Trees, where all sales benefit hospice services.
If you’ve made your list and have started checking it twice, take a peek at our list of local, unique holiday gifts that will delight food lovers, explorers and home decorators. And of course, the fine folks at Enjoy the Store in Redding and Red Bluff are ready to help you make your selections.
This month, we give thanks for you. Enjoy!
With Gratitude - November 2016