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Editor's Letter

Warmth. A word that represents comfort, safety, affection, intensity and love. It’s something we all desire. Nothing is more soothing than soaking up the warm sunshine on a cool day, being warmed with a hug from a loved one or the way you feel when you put on that first outfit full of warm, fall colors. During this seasonal change to cooler temperatures and upon entering the month of Thanksgiving, let’s all make a commitment to spread this warmth that makes us all feel so amazing. I assure you that from sharing this feeling, you will also be full of warmth yourself. As the Dalai Lama said, “Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive, is the warmth and affection we give. It is by giving warmth and affection, by having a genuine sense of concern for others, in other words through compassion, that we gain the conditions for genuine happiness. More important than being loved, therefore, is to love.”

VIP Murfreesboro is a great starting point to see examples of sharing warmth. The people here work harder to give back that any place you’ll find. In this issue, you’ll see groups putting their dancing shoes on to raise money for cancer reconstruction surgeries, wine tasting fundraisers to benefit children and families, as well as parties celebrating achievements of local athletes. Whether giving money, time or a smile, spreading warmth is a specialty of the people of Murfreesboro!

You can also look inside to find ways to add warmth to your home. We have compiled local resources for finding special pieces to add to your décor in an article about statement pieces. Finding the perfect builder to create your haven of warmth will be easy after reading our featured section on local custom builders, and you’ll even find ways to protect your home with tips from a local expert.

My favorite part of each month is working to summarize the plethora of events and resources inside that issue. This reflection always leaves me feeling so very thankful. Thankful for my community. Thankful for the beautiful people and their giving hearts. Thankful for the opportunity to share such good news every month. All of this would not be possible without you. Please continue to visit to keep us informed of events and to let us know how we can be better; without your support, my summary would be so much shorter. Happy Thanksgiving. I am truly thankful for you.

Carrie Beth Catron

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