Letter From The Publisher
Hello FALL… well, as fall as it gets here in Florida!
I wasn’t going to mention the craziness going on in our lives in 2020, but I didn’t think we would be continuing to live like this. I have been praying that life would have returned to normal by now, whatever normal is.
Life isn’t quite back to normal, but we’ve taken a turn learning how to work from home, parents juggling digital learning or homeschooling and sadly others some have lost jobs. Whatever your challenge is or has been, we got this together.
Seriously though, in the wake of a worldwide monumental change, a good thing happened. Families are spending more time together, our focus shifted from the insignificant to what is truly important. I have seen our communities come together to support local businesses, but most importantly we are taking care of each other’s needs.
As we have spent more time at home, we’ve been able to see our homes in a new light. Many have chosen to dedicate time and resources to upgrading our indoor and outdoor living spaces. I have seen some of you have added a home garden and tried to master new dishes in the kitchen. We would love to hear from you some of your new projects or maybe a new dish you mastered in the kitchen. Please share on our Facebook page.
If a home garden isn’t for you we have included in this issue where you can find fresh produce at your local Farmer’s Market as well as tips for shopping smarter in your local grocery stores. Thanks, Rebecca Maglischo for spending your Saturday morning at the Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market with Jim Luna interviewing vendors and sharing the history of the neighborhood market. If you live in Lakeland or close by you really should plan a Saturday morning of shopping. Our local vendors and businesses would love and appreciate your support.
For the first time in my 10 years publishing we bring you a story on how important it is to vote. Yes, every vote counts and it is important for us to voice our opinion, whoever your choice is.
Something we are looking forward to is Thanksgiving this year. This is always a chance for families and friends to get together and enjoy a nice feast. But mostly the day is a meaningful time to reflect on our blessings and remember how God has been so faithful in our lives.
As life returns to normal, even though a slightly new normal, it makes us proud to live in a community that supports one another through these trying times. Communities in the Heartland are stronger than we think. I want to thank all my advertisers for your support. I also want to thank my readers for your support and please keep sharing with me your thoughts on how we are doing here at Heartland LIVING.