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A Year of Gratitude

Oct 26, 2016 12:40PM ● By Shannon Knight

As I sit to write the letter this month, a copy of the first cover that Cathy and I published one year ago this month as the new owners of Natural Awakenings North Central Florida is on my bulletin board in front of me. I have it there as a reminder of the beginning of this incredible journey. How appropriate that the main title on the cover staring back at me every day is “Grateful for Everything.”


Cathy and I are grateful to be celebrating our first anniversary of publishing this respected magazine that has been a part of this community since 2002. We appreciate the multitude of new things we have learned along the way, even though sometimes the hard way. We are thankful for our rock-star team: Marty, Chelsea, Martin, Vicki, Jules and now dedicated to the magazine full-time, Del. Not to mention the world-class team at Natural Awakenings Publishing Corporation. We are both blessed to have been given the opportunity to work side-by-side with our lifelong best friend. We are the luckiest of girls to have husbands and families who support us, inspire us, encourage us, put up with our deadlines and other craziness and love us. Most of all, we are thankful beyond words for our advertisers and for you, our dear readers.


 We are truly grateful for everything. Happy Thanksgiving!



Be well in love and peace,


Shannon Knight, Co-Publisher


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