It’s that time of the year again. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season and a great 2015.

2014 has been a great year for our profession, and I’m grateful for that. I am also thankful for all of the fantastic professionals I bump into on a regular basis because of my writing and speaking. It’s a special feeling when people find value in my work. I love to be able to help people in this space.

If you have sent me a kind word, left a thoughtful comment, shared my work or simply appreciated something I’ve shared, I’d like to thank you because your support motivates me. I have a deep respect for the work that we do as community professionals. I believe it is important work that shouldn’t be undervalued.

We may all have different approaches, but for the most part, there is no one path to success. We shouldn’t all follow the same path or agree on the path but my hope is that as an industry, we can treat each other with courtesy and respect, within those differences. I try to encourage as many people as I can to take that approach. And, in the spirit of the holiday season, I’d like to do so here.

If you are reading this: thanks. I appreciate you taking the time.