#ThankYou

Pen in HandDearest CLC Community,

Writing today with a note of sincere appreciation.  On November 1, 2011 when CoffeeLunchCoffee.com was born, it was my expectation I would blog for 30 days and wipe my hands of the whole notion of continuous self-improvement in the area of networking.  When asked the question, “do you have any tips for getting started with networking?” I would be able to quickly point the individual to the posts and move on to other topics.  Of course, that’s not what happened.

Three years, 246 blog posts, one book, one book-on-the-way and thousands of community members later, together, we have started a MOVEMENT.  Through our actions, we are conveying, every day, the importance of establishing and nurturing long-term, mutually beneficial, meaningful, authentic connections around the world.  Though the mere words are not enough to express my gratitude, from the bottom of my heart I say, “THANK YOU” (I’ll be tweeting #ThankYou all day!)!!!

In particular, on this Thanksgiving Day, I want to give an extra #ThankYou shout out to my idea generators and guest contributors to the November 2014 NaNoWriMo marathon.  It’s been a challenging month for my family and me; truly, without the support of these individuals my traditional daily posts for November would not have happened.  It feels remarkably wonderful to know I am surrounded by a supportive, loving, caring Network for which I am eternally grateful.  I am linking their posts to each of their names (in alphabetical order) – please take a moment to go back and read their amazing insights:  Rania Anderson, Angela Connelly, Brad Douglas, Logan Freeman, Susan Freeman, Don Gallagher, David Glickman, Seth Godin, Dodie Jacobi, Mic Johnson, Sandeep Kotwal, Cynthia Kyriazis, Mary Lucas, Karah Maloley, Michele Markey, Drew Meyerowich, Cindy Olson, Kyle Scott (blog coming soon!) and DJ Waldow.  And, of course, a #ThankYou all of its own to my editor-in-chief and partner in life, Marc Hammer, who gave me the go ahead for each and every post and cheered me on all along the way.

Hoping you will all send a #ThankYou to someone (or many someones) today who has made a difference in your life over the last year.

Wishing you all a meaningful Thanksgiving!  And, #ThankYOU!

Cheers!

Alana

2 thoughts to “#ThankYou”

  1. The MOVEMENT you’ve started, the people you’ve touched, and the content you’ve created in those three years is inspiring to me. Thank you.
    All the best to you and yours on this Thanksgiving.
    Regards, Don

  2. Thanksgiving has always been a time I used for reflection. Over the years some of these times were trying. This year has been a blessing because of people like you. I am beginning a great journey in our great city. The amazing thing about all of these years and all of these memories is that good or bad, PEOPLE have always been the center of my reflection. Surrounding yourself with good people always creates good results. This year has been a great (and crazy) one surrounded by great people…the results, GREAT! Thank you for being part of my great. I am humbled by the company I keep when I see the list of people who contributed this month. Our community and our country is in great hands because of people like you!

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