Here it is just two days before Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Independence Day. Ah, but time flies when you’re having fun.
Before we’re off to celebrate a long weekend with family and friends – without getting all mushy – I want you to know that each and every one of you is very special….whether you observe this holiday or not.
We’ve met virtually and in person. In some cases we’ve formed very strong bonds of friendship even though we may live worlds apart. In other cases, our paths crossed only briefly. No matter, every one of you has profoundly affected my life far beyond anything you can imagine.
We may not always agree….but we can agree to disagree. Because we each see a slightly different piece of the bigger picture we call life, we all can become more fully human.
When we do business together, sometimes in close collaboration and sometimes in fierce competition, you remind me how important it is to keep feet firmly planted on the ground and focus clearly set on the basics.
Many of you have shared your own unique story, your talents, your traditions, your disappointments and dreams with me. Each one adds a new dimension to my appreciation of what it means to be a human being.
For these, and so much more – whether you indulge in a fancy all-American turkey dinner with all the trimmings or not – you are very special. Thank You For Being You!