“The world is a skyscraper! Don’t always stay on the same floor! Go upstairs, go downstairs; visit the lives of other tenants! Visit eagles; visit mushrooms!”
—Mehmet Murat ildan

“Hope and faith flower from the cheerful seeds of the old year to the sprouting garden of the new year’s dawn.”—Terri Guillemets

With articles that feature people and businesses doing right by each other, this issue gives us reasons to be thankful and causes to celebrate the kindness of others.

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We welcome our annual Prep Elite feature in this issue, along with articles to inspire, entertain and educate our readers about what to know, see and do.

The votes are in and counted. It’s time for the big reveal. As we raise the curtain on this issue, we can hardly contain our excitement. Come along and read along as we present readers’ favorites for the Best of 2019.

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary, it’s an act of infinite optimism.”—Gilda Radner