ALL I want for Christmas iiiiiiis…yoooooOOooooOOoouuuUUUuuu.” Can you hear it already? It’s that time of year once again. A time of year when a heated blanket feels like a hug. Every inch of the warmth feels like therapy from head to toe. Marshmallows swirl in the steaming hot chocolate on the end table. The vintage vinyl Christmas record is playing on the record player with a nice backup from the crackling wood fireplace.
Family members fly back to the state of Tennessee from coast to coast, ready to sit around lights on the Christmas tree. Volunteers wrap gifts for the community. Schools release an all-call to parents letting them know that school is out for the season; then students (and teachers) get a much-needed break. We may or may not get snow on Christmas day, but I hope we get the peaceful solitude and love that it always brings.
This holiday season, we want to highlight those in the community who help raise the bar for everyone to enjoy Christmas. They have stories of love, lifting spirits, and second chances. Like the reds and greens and string lights this season, Good News is everywhere. If this time of year isn’t for you, it’s okay never to hit play on Mariah Carey. It’s okay not to spend money on decorations in the yard. All we ask is that you share love, positivity, and Good News with our community.
From your editor, Good News magazine, and Exchange Media Group, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We hope you have a joyful conclusion to your year, and we hope you help us spread joy to the world.