Before we head off to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with our families and friends, we'd like to say how grateful we are for everything the Savvy site has brought our way. In January of this year, we were just six writers who met during the course of an online workshop. When we decided to launch a collaborative blog, we had very little idea of what that meant or how we would accomplish the task. Today, we have jointly published over two hundred blog posts including a number of fabulous contributions by our fellow business bloggers. On our blog and the blogs of our colleagues we have shared our knowledge and insights, debated the finer points of B2B marketing, and learned from the work of others. Most importantly, we've had a great time every step of the way. (If you were ever to listen in on one of our Savvy team calls, you'd see just how much fun we have.)
We consider the members of our Savvy network part of our extended family and wish each and every one of you a wonderful holiday. For those of you not celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday (hello to our friends in the UK and down under!) we simply wish you a wonderful start to the global holiday season.
All our best!
The Savvy Sisters
Heather is thankful for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Chai Tea, a husband who puts up with me, friends who keep me honest, a trainer who keeps me fit, knitting as therapy, a seven year old who keeps me on my toes by constantly asking "why," and a five year old who keeps me fashionable - not necessarily in that order! Seriously 2009 has been a crazy year for me. Perhaps the craziest of my thirty something years, and if not for the love and support of my family, friends, sistahs, and clients I would surely have gone nuts or more nuts depending on your opinion of my current state!
Jamie is thankful for the chance to be a mom and for her daughter's irrepressible curiosity, big heart, and great sense of humor. She is thankful to have family close by and friends both near and far. She is thankful for non-professional diversions like singing and writing fiction. She is thankful for all the people - parents, beau, friends, Savvy Sisters - who support her in everything she does ... convincing her that she is capable of great things and inspiring her chutzpah so she can go out and do them. She is thankful for daily chocolate, small kindnesses, and happy endings.
Kate is thankful for her husband, who couldn't be more wonderful if he tried, their beagle, Clementine, who makes sure every day starts with snuggles and sloppy kisses, and the love and support of her family and friends. She is thankful for the Savvy Sisters, who keep things real and selflessly offer a bottomless coffee cup of support and advice whenever it is needed. She is thankful for yet another year of being gainfully self-employed as a freelancer, for getting to meet all sorts of interesting people through her work, and for the clients who keep her on her toes. She is thankful for the "off" button on the TV, the "silent" button on the cell phone, and the "snooze" button on the alarm clock.
Michele is infinitely thankful for her family: her husband who provides her with unwavering support every day so she can pursue her dreams and her two-year old daughter who forever makes her smile with her dance moves and cuddly hugs. She is also thankful for her extended family and friends who keep sane, more than they'll ever know. She relishes the everyday adventures of both motherhood and self-employment; a day never goes by when she doesn't learn something new. And, she is very thankful for those days when she lives in the moment, enjoying a walk to the park; a hot, caffeinated beverage; or some snuggle time with her family on the couch.
Stephanie is thankful that she and her loved ones are healthy and able to spend the upcoming holidays together. She's thankful for sharing simple pleasures and creating fond memories with friends old and new. She's thankful for the beauty to be found in life's everyday moments. And she's thankful for the animated family get-togethers that almost always leave her rolling on the floor with laughter.
Wendy is thankful for the support and love she gets from those around her including: her family who always look past her faults to see the person beneath, her kids who make her proud every day with their intelligence, beauty, senses of humor, and commitment to making this a better world, and even her farmyard of animals who never fail to bring a smile.
And since reading Night by Elie Wiesel there hasn't been a day that goes by where Wendy is not grateful and thankful for a warm, safe place in which to live and sleep. She tries to never forget that tomorrow is a new day from which miraculous things can begin.