I love Thanksgiving. It seems to be the one holiday (well, maybe Halloween's in there as well) that has no agenda other than peace and food. Of course, we all have deliciously wicked tales of dinners gone terribly, terribly wrong (check out this story from The New York Times).
But I do always like to take a moment to acknowledge some of my blessings -- among them, how grateful I am to share this journey with all of you. I've been with ALM (and its past acronyms) in New York now for 11 years, and before that, in our San Francisco office for 13 years. Over those years I have had the sweet opportunity to share your good company. We've laughed, argued, shouted (especially in the Bronx), whispered, debated, complained, applauded, sneered, giggled, sighed, cried and smiled together. I look forward to continuing our traditions, starting new ones, and above all, keeping an open and joyful heart.
May you be surrounded this Thursday by at least a few people you genuinely love, and hopefully not more than three who irritate you. My old dog's still with me, and that fact alone brings a huge smile to my face.
Joy, warmth and peace to all.