Embracing this concept and incorporating it into everyday encounters has a profound impact on those around us—whether they’re the people we know and love or strangers on the bus. Perhaps our gratitude is for a small blessing our lives have bestowed on us or for life-changing opportunities. This perspective—the simple notion of appreciating what we have—is one I embrace year ‘round. While this is the season when we traditionally reflect on this gratitude, it is one we should remind ourselves of every day.
As we come to the end of our first year bringing FW: Chicago to you, I would like to express profound appreciation for all those who have supported us since the launch of our website in June to those who celebrated the premier of the print edition in September. We have been honored to work with so many wonderful Chicagoans and have been humbled by all of the kind words and encouragement from our readers and supporters.
With an overwhelming sense of gratitude, FW: Chicago moves forward into the new year with passion and excitement that could only come from the genuine sense of appreciation we feel for those who have helped us come this far. We have a tremendous year planned ahead. Here’s to a fabulous 2016!
Publisher + Founder