As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones.

The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day parade, afternoons watching football or spent curled up on the couch after one too many pieces of pumpkin pie; thinking of the people, experiences and things with which we’ve been blessed in the last year.

As we press pause on the hustle and bustle of putting together a monthly magazine, we’re able to look back on the past year and, most meaningfully, the stories from all of you who have made what we do possible. We also take this chance to think of those less fortunate and we encourage you to take the opportunity this giving season to donate to local organizations or charities.

We hope that as you read this issue, you—like us—find inspiration in the lives and experiences of your neighbors and the connections that have been made.

And as always, while enjoying this thankful issue of West Knoxville Lifestyle, I encourage you to patronize our advertising partners, as they are the ones who make it all possible.

Thanks for sharing with us each month— we can’t wait to see you around!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tom Hickman, publisher