Thank You

A self-indulgent message of gratitude as a new year dawns.

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“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” — Eckhart Tolle

I started writing on Medium in May. I didn’t expect much when I joined the Partner Program and began to put fingers to keyboard. I’d heard of Medium but hadn’t read much on the platform.

I’ve been pleasantly delighted. And that’s because of you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And to those of you who also write on this wonderful platform, thank you! Medium is an informative and inspiring platform because of the content you create. Your words continually lift my spirits and feed my insatiable thirst for knowledge. Your perspectives motivate me to become a better writer, and for that, I can’t thank you enough.

The ultimate judge of my writing’s utility to each and every one of you is how long it remains helpful. If my writing is just as insightful 100 years from now as it is today, I will be forever grateful. And if any one of you is still reading my writing 100 years from now, extra hat tip to you, my friend:)

So what can you expect from me going forward? You can keep following me right here on Medium. I will focus my writing on you — how you can live in harmony with yourself, your communities, and the planet. And much of that perspective is evergreen.

What does that mean? You’ll see more perspective from me on the future. You’ll see more optimism too in my writing. As I recently wrote, there are plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about humanity’s trajectory and the potential to kick climate change to the curb.

And you’ll have more opportunities to connect with me outside of Medium. Stay tuned for updates!

I often cite the following quote by Ernest Hemingway: “The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” I’m not anywhere near Hemingway as a writer, but his words guide my writing each and every day.

As F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “all good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath.” It’s hard, but there’s glory in the writing process. As Henry Miller once said, “writing is its own reward.”

Thank you for giving my thoughts an audience. The most valuable asset we all have is time, and I’m thankful you give me some of yours. I’m owed none of it, and while my writing quality will vary, I will try to never waste your valuable time.

No one owes me anything, as Harry Browne eloquently wrote in 1966. So I’ll keep fighting for your precious attention, and as Hemingway suggested back in his day, I’ll keep fighting for the Earth.

Happy New Year and cheers to a great 2021!

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Writer, editor, explorer, lifelong learner. Social distancing expert since 1994, big fan of semicolons and Oxford commas. Think green.

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