Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Joyful Year

Thanks to you, I had a ball this year. What Charles Dickens wrote in “A Christmas Carol” is as true for me as he’d have it for the story’s main character:

…He was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter at the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins…and that was quite enough for him.

A year’s worth of joy should not be saved up ‘til Christmas. Fortunately, some of you have kept up with news and adventures in my business, my family, my life. So it’s likely that you’ve seen your names a time or two (or more) throughout the past 12 months and received my gratitude along with it.

It’s time to say “Thank you,” plus sincere greetings for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – and everything else you celebrate during this month.

Because you’ve been part of it, you have contributed so much to me and my family. You are my colleagues, my partners, my friends. I am grateful for the work, the relationships, the collegial enjoyment of many hours spent with you.

You are the ornaments of my life. Best wishes for a world full of joy this season and for the year ahead.


Thanks and special wishes to Prism Design for this year’s illustration.

14 comments:

FrDavid said...

Richard,
It has also been great for me chatting back and forth this year. Felicidades to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season and a blessed New Year!
David

Georgia Akers said...

What a beautiful sentiment. Thank you.

Jim Hunt said...

Richard, it’s so good to hear from you. I’m glad you’re doing well, and thanks for including the link to your blog. It has been too long since we sat down for a cuppa. I’d like to get together after the holidays to catch up on your splendid exploits. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and best wishes to you and your family, Jim.

Dick and Audra Holm said...

Richard, Barbara & Family: It was a very welcome surprise to receive your holiday email greetings this morning. May I return Holiday greetings to you from Audra and I. Life here is much the same - not a thought of work, enjoying the lake "up-north", fishing and relaxing in the summer, and enduring the Minnesota winter (part time!) in the winters. We still find time for 3 or 4 weeks in Mazatlan and a few other trips. We may drop in on you some time as Audra's son Tom and family have recently moved to the Houston area - they're living in Cypress.

Our health and outlook remains good, even counting occasional "geezer problems - nothing serious. Think of both of you often, Dick & Audra.

Bill Holicek said...

Back at you with Christmas greetings from the Bill Holicek household. Good to see you are still hammering on your keyboard and knocking out highly engaging communications for clients. Also, good to know you are having fun and career fulfillment at the same time.

I enjoy your blogs. Please continue your blast next year and for many years to come! Bill.

Brenda Bramhill said...

Thanks Richard – likewise (I love the “ornaments of my life”!)

S Reeves said...

RLB, Nice words here.Thank you.

See you at 2:00 p.m. for some more advertising adventures.

Kathleen Sullivan said...

Thank you Richard! Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday!! Look forward to catching up again in 2008….Happy New Year! May you be blessed with abundance, good health and opportunities to grow!

Giorgio Bonifazi Razzanti said...

Dear Richard, it's always a real pleasure to get news and so warm greetings from you. I have to say that I miss your special way to be a friend more than a collegue and I know that this is the feeling of all Dialogue old friends. So I sincerely wish you all the best you are looking for in your life and in the forthcoming year! I hope to have the opportunity to meet you again and soon. Ciao from a winter, cold Rome...Giorgio

Jeanne M Perdue said...

Dear Richard: I thought FOJ = Friend of Jeanne was an honor worthy of a badge, but "ornaments of my life" definitely tops that!
You are so sweet -- best wishes for continued "ornamentation" -- think Griswolds! Love, Jeanne.

Susan Allen Farrell said...

How kind of you Richard!!! Your note made my day – and, I am sure every Susan on the list as well.

I, too, have really enjoyed re-acquainting with you in 2007 and look forward to working with you in 2008. All the best and have a wonderful holiday! Cheers, Susan.

Trevor said...

Richard - I love being called an Ornament! :-)

Have a FABULOUS Christmas!!!
t

Anonymous said...

Richard - you are the angel at the top of my Christmas tree - not just an ornament. You were there for me through rebranding (not a task for the timid) and its after-effects, and were a tremendous help. Cynapsus would not look nearly as good without your advice. And, you and Barbara are a hoot to have dinner with too!

God bless you and yours and keep you safe and happy in 2008.
Mary Jo

Nancy Weekley said...

Nice to hear from you, Richard! Your name came up last week when I was doing a portfolio showing and I showed the masks you did w/ Lockwood. Looking forward to 2008. We need to get caught up soon. Happy holidays!--Nancy.