Publisher’s Note : November 2019

If you are anything like me, you may be wondering where this year has gone!

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, and Christmas just around the corner, the grand-kids getting bigger every time we see them, I cannot help but want to slow down the hands of time.

Don’t misunderstand me, I do enjoy the chaos of everyday life, and I know I have a lot to be thankful for, no matter what the seasons bring. But sometimes I think I’m just attempting to fight the aging thing. In fact, the other day, I received my first “senior-discounted coffee” without even asking!

Oh well, I knew this day would come sooner or later. This may sound a little strange, but I used to wonder about how my parents and grandparents and other senior citizens in our community thought about things as they got older. How did their perspectives change as they advanced in age? How would I be as my senior years were fast approaching? What does being older have to do with anything anyway?

As for me, I believe I will always want to be young at heart. I want to be playful like the grandkids, excited about the Holidays, willing to try new things, and always looking for any good reason to have fun. Saying all this sounds good, but the reality is, our bodies will want to slow down at some point along the way. I hope that overdoing things in the future will not be come back to haunt me.

In a nutshell, I guess I believe that most of us never truly grow older in our minds. And when the day comes that I leave this world, hopefully later rather than sooner, I look forward to being able to watch our great-grandkids with a twinkle in my eye while seeing the wonders of life through them.

Happy Thanksgiving


Bryan McDonough

Publisher, Spotlight Magazine Inc.




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