Thankful: it’s a word that gets tossed around a lot this time of year as November arrives and 2017 begins to draw to a close.

And although it typically marks the winding down of the year, November is also a season of beginnings. This month begins the season of giving and the season of receiving. It begins the season of family gatherings and time spent with friends. It’s the month of Thanksgiving Day parades, Black Friday shopping, mom’s traditional holiday dinners and naps on the couch when you’ve had too much turkey … or casserole … or pie …

But, perhaps most importantly, it’s the beginning of a season of reflection and gratefulness.

While we’re incredibly thankful for all of the food (who isn’t thankful for the person who came up with pie?), wine and family time November brings—food and wine is this month’s theme, after all—here at Two Eighty Lifestyle, we’re truly thankful for you.

When we fill this magazine each month with local restaurants, locally-owned businesses and inspiring members of the Two Eighty community, it’s because we’re thankful for everything the place we call home has to offer, and for you—the readers and members of this community—who continue to inspire us to make every issue of this publication special.

Thank you for taking the time to join us as we strive to connect you with your community through meaningful words and beautiful photographs.

And to you, our readers, take some time to think about what you’re thankful for this November. May you find gratitude in the little things, and may the list of what you’re thankful for go on forever.

Have a great November, Two Eighty, and happy Thanksgiving.