2012 Thank You 2013

This is the time of year when many of you are celebrating holidays, spending time with family, friends and loved ones, bidding farewell to the end of 2012, and celebrating the coming of a New Year – 2013. A time when many of us take a moment to reflect on the year gone by and perhaps wonder what the New Year will bring. There are people who have touched us and with whom we’ve gotten closer; those who we have missed and resolve to try to be better than we were this past year; and perhaps a few we might like to forget. We also pause to remember some who are no longer with us and take comfort in knowing that by remembering them, we keep their spirit – all we have learned from them and all they have meant to us – alive. As 2012 comes to an end, we all should reflect on the friendships and experiences that helped us grow, and take a moment to thank those who have helped us get through tough times, and those who have shared the joys of good ones.

For me it’s a time to resolve to keep doing some of the good things I’ve done this past year, and to try to do some things better next year. As the year draws to a close, it also gives me an excuse to say thank you and express appreciation to all those who have enriched my life. If you are reading this, you are part of my audience, part of the fabric of my professional life; and like the threads of that fabric, you have helped me weave the patterns and textures you read in these digital pages. I am grateful for your readership and in some cases, your friendship. I am always appreciative when you take a moment to read and maybe gain some insight, while being a little entertained. Thank you.

I especially want to thank a few people at Rimon like Erin Bailey and Lois Thomson and Rebecca Blaw who make this blog happen. These are the people you don’t see, but I do – they help make Legal Bytes come alive. They are awesome and amazing, and there aren’t sufficient words to express how grateful I am – especially when they get my email that says "please can we get this posted ASAP." Thank you so much. You make it look easy and I could not do this without you!

I would also like to thank Carolyn Boyle at the International Law Office (ILO) – the force behind motivating me to push content into the U.S. Media and Entertainment Newsletter; and while I can take credit for the substance and nagging my colleagues to contribute, without her, the thousands of readers who enjoy the links and insights would be waiting far too long. Thank you.

So as the year comes to a close and we look forward to the next, let me express my appreciation and gratitude to each of you. You motivate me to keep this interesting and exciting – even when I get lazy about posting. My best wishes to each of you, your families, friends and loved ones, for a wonderful holiday season and a terrific new year, filled with health, happiness and success.