Being it is Thursday, I do have an official Thanksgiving Day posting up at Say “Alaka‘i” today, which is called Growing up with our Thanksgiving Mahalo, and I invite you to join the discussion there if you care to.
However no duplication on Talking Story today: This is a day I wanted to keep it more personal here on our mothership, less management-teachy, so I could simply say Mahalo to you as directly as I can. Thank you.
Thank you for reading, and for being here. Thank you for commenting when you do, and for sharing my writing with others. Thank you for trying out those things I suggest to you as we learn together, pursuing our mission to reinvent our workplaces for the better, value by value.
Thank you for being the ones who have stuck with me through all my seemingly selfish experimentation as I dropped my value of the month program, stopped sending my email newsletters, and began to fully play online instead, adding different sites too numerous to keep track of and expecting you’d make the web-based adjustments too, regardless of any workplace firewall standing in our way. Thank you for following my links, checking out my Tumblr, Twitter and Flickr, and now, Ruzuku.
I cannot quite explain why blogging nurtures me in the way it does, even during those times when any business conversion from it slows to a mere trickle. I know I write to think, and to clarify what I myself feel I need to learn, but there is more to it than that, a more to it that includes you: It is very important to me that you are here, and that someone else is reading all of this… as I said, I can’t really explain it, but it just is. I know it helps us thrive in the way we learn, and thus, in the way we continue to grow and prosper.
So I like to think it is good for both of us, a healthy win-win within our ever-evolving web-based ecosystem of human exploration. Like Aloha itself, it just is, and need not be explained much more than that.
Ultimately, is it all about business still? I guess so, for all of my Ho‘ohana Publishing remains rooted in that reason for being, and for being birthed in the first place. I believe that business endeavors continue to hold much promise for us and our ‘Imi ola (best possible life), and we need not apologize for them, or shy away from them. However our relationships have flowed from those first rootings in many different ways, blooming within the Aloha and Ho‘ohana we share, and I am profoundly grateful for all of them.
On this Thanksgiving Day, please know how very much I appreciate you, and wish you every blessing.
Mahalo nui loa,