Publisher’s Note : November 2018

Welcome at last to Fall in Florida! Yes, we are finally having a taste of some cooler weather, which is always a welcomed change. Maybe by the time you are reading this,  the mid-term elections will be over, advertisements on TV will once again be about laundry detergent and pickup trucks, and everyone will be finding their way back to whatever normal might be.  It will be nice to start focusing on and enjoying the upcoming holidays.

Now that November is here, maybe it’s a good time to reflect on the year that is so quickly coming to an end. I hope that it has been a year filled with blessings big and small. But even if that is not the case for you…and this was a year of challenges, sadness, or disappointments…..remember that there are still blessings all around you, people there to help and support you, and things that you can indeed find to be thankful for.

There are many different ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. Many of us will be spending the holiday in service to others, sharing our joy and dinner with those less fortunate. Some will travel to visit family, while some will have a houseful come to visit them. For others, Thanksgiving is a small and cozy dinner.  Like many others, my wife and I will enjoy a wonderful holiday with our blended families. Whatever the number, whatever the menu, whatever the configuration…..may you enjoy the blessings and give thanks.

I try to be thankful every day for all of the wonderful and caring people in my life, and my Spotlight Magazine family is a big part of that. Thank you for being our loyal readers, and please visit our website for even more uplifting, entertaining and educational articles at


Bryan McDonough

Publisher, Spotlight Magazine Inc.









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