Often we don’t take the time to say thank you. I am guilty of this although I try live by my own words and consider others enough to tell them how I feel. So I dedicate this to a select group of people. All I have yet to meet, even less I have yet to hear and few I have yet to see, but perhaps one day we will meet or meet again.
What I have always strive to do is to be diverse, inclusive and open-minded. You are sometimes judged by the company you keep, those who you call friends. Judging by this list I believe I’m achieving my goal, because this is a diverse collection of people that I hope can call me friend. Diverse culturally, racially, politically, religiously and even in age, because most of you are SLIGHTLY older than me with the exception of three.
You know that I’m all about being inclusive, but there are times that you must point people out and tell them how much you sincerely appreciate them and all that they do. So I want to thank the following people for being a positive and motivating inspiration to me.
(This list is not in any particular order, I thank you all equally as you know only I would.)
Not to reveal their identity, I will only use their initials.
Although I’m sure you didn’t know it and were not trying, I just want to thank you for encouraging, challenging and putting up with me this year. I’m not as crazy or serious as it may appear at times, I’m actually very silly and enjoy finding the humor in life. I may go off the deep end occasionally or push someone over the edge, but I will be quick to reach my hand out to you so you can help me back in or I help you.
I say this all of the time, but I really do mean it. Feel free to contact me however it may be whenever you like. I really don’t mind. In 2010 I am going to try to venture out and hopefully meet some of you. I know that I will be heading to Florida around this time next year, but plan to make my way to a few others cities too. Who knows I may find myself stopping by your part of town. But if you happen to be passing through my town do not hesitate to let me know. I’ll start some commotion to let you know where I am.
You all will hear from me very soon. I still have a few more blog post scheduled for the remaining of the year, but next year is sure to be more memorable than 2009.
I just wanted to tell you publicly that I appreciate you and those not mentioned who has followed my thoughts, ideas and suggestions the past few years, I appreciate you too.
Be Safe, Enjoy & Consider Others,