Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers! I thought I’d drop you a short note to thank you for all your support over the past year, almost 130,000 people in our leadership communities. This is because you have chosen to share us with your family, friends, and larger communities. I’m thankful for your support.
Thank you to our team of writers who are always looking to create better value with our community. You have shared and cared and, because of this, we are able to touch many serving leaders’ lives every week. You have helped build a thriving global community of serving leaders. I’m thankful for the people who help me grow our community.
Thank you to my family and friends who have to listen to me work my way through the many different editorial calendars. I promise next year I’ll do more than just buy you dinner! I’m thankful you all love good food and great conversation.
I’m thankful for Tricia, my wife and editor of 20 plus years, I promise to stay on point more in the coming year. Tricia edited over 150 blogs and several books this year alone. All while taking care of everything else that is important in our lives. I’m thankful for her.
Several of my friends lost family members this year unexpectedly. I will keep you in my prayers as we go through the coming holiday season. Their passing reminds me how fragile life is. It’s easy to forget what really matters in life. I wish you peace for you and your extended families and community. We never know how brief life is and how much we miss them until their gone. I’m thankful for the men and women who touched our lives before they passed away. You will live in our hearts forever.
I’m thankful for the ability to say what I think without fear of imprisonment. We really don’t understand how valuable a gift this is until you see a minister or priest imprisoned somewhere in the world for sharing a message of love and peace. I’m grateful for the people who share their positive message with others no matter what the cost.
I’m thankful for the people who keep us safe. They invest in our society to help keep us free from fear. They must be taken care of. Take time over the holidays to do something nice for them or their families.
Too many politicians don’t remember who they work for and what their greater purpose is. This holiday season take time to drop them a note. Remind them of what you value and what they must do to earn and keep your trust. If every person took time to write two or three notes a year, you would be surprised how many things you believe in would get done. I’m thankful for the people who take my calls.
Finally, I’m grateful for my parents and family who shared a positive message that one person can make a difference in the world. Many of these people are gone, but they live on through my life mission. I can still hear their life lessons in the silence of my prayers and meditation. I’m grateful to God for giving me the gifts to share with others.
Finally, I’m grateful for developing serving leaders who allow me to share a positive message of peace, love, and prosperity throughout the world. May the coming year bring you, and the important people in your life, joy! Happy Thanksgiving!
See you next Tuesday.