This is Christopher and I just wanted to take a little moment to share a couple quick things with you.
First, just big thank you. Thank you for making me and our entire team part of your 2020.
The second thing, I know it’s been a horrible year for many of us, for me and my family, it’s been the most horrible year of all.
I also want you to know that I thought about quitting a lot this year, both podcasting and writing. Knowing that you were there, if you sent email or tweets or LinkedIn messages or just knowing you were there, has made a big difference.
I didn’t know (when I started writing and podcasting) how much the friendships that I would develop with our listeners and readers would mean to me. Even if we’ve never met or exchanged a message, I just want you to know how much I appreciate you.
Thank you because for the last 15 months, it’s really been the worst time of my life. Having you with me has made a giant difference. I know you being there has made a giant difference to our entire team. So thank you so much.
I also wanted to share a little piece that I put on social media, for those of you who might have lost someone. So I’ll just read that to you quickly.
If you have an empty chair, this holiday, I’m truly sorry. If you have an empty chair, this holiday, please know that your family does not cry alone. And if you do not have an empty chair this holiday, please remember to tell your friends and family how much you love them.
In times like these, it really calls for inspiration and who better to turn to than Winston Churchill. So I thought I’d share this quote with you.
If you will, as a toast to 2021, without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.
So I’m going to grab hold of this Macallan 12. I have a little squirt and say, thank you. Bless you. Here’s to 2021.