So many days I just try to get through my to-do list. The hours fly by and I race through them, taking care of one thing after another, mentally checking off my list. In the back of my mind I know that I should slow down and enjoy the moments—and I know that most, if not all of you, are reading this and thinking, “I do that, too… and I know that, too.”

We all know that.

Sometimes though, it’s easier to just say I’ll get to doing that tomorrow.

That’s why I love Thanksgiving. It’s a big reminder of just how important it truly is to really stop, be present, and be thankful.

This year I’m thankful for so much. I watch my children growing up, and am so thankful that they are mine and that I get to share their lives and guide them. I have my husband by my side, and a life filled with laughter. My friends, of course–who could get through life without them? I have a roof over my head and food on my table.

There are so many in this world who don’t have as much as I do. Whether they’re fighting an illness, challenging times, or down on their luck, Thanksgiving also reminds us to not only remember to be grateful for what we each have, but to help others who need it.

This issue is all about being thankful. On page XX we honor just a few of the first-responders who are always there for us whenever we call. Even on the holidays, while we’re celebrating with friends and family, they choose to be at work, just in case we need them. On page XX we honor those who served our country, to give us the many freedoms we have today. To all of them, we say thank you. And if you’re wondering how you can help others in need, turn to page XX, where we showcase several local nonprofits and show you what an impact a donation can make.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Chandler Lifestyle. We are thankful for all of you!



Michelle Glicksman, Editor