Thursday 28th November 2013
I can not believe how quickly the end of November has come around whilst I've not been looking. So, yesterday was Thanksgiving in the USA, and even though the mark on the calendar only really means a special something to those of you who are American, a day of thankfulness spans the entire global community in the most simple expression of appreciation.
It goes without saying of course that we should appreciate the people around us every day, but it does no harm at all to stop for a moment on a particular day to send a loving message to people who touch your life, even if you've never met them face to face.
The advent of the internet has enabled us to find like minded people in every country in the world. People who fight on in the face of adversity, struggle but succeed, practice relentlessly to improve, share without a second thought the things they have learnt, and inspire with the simple desire to help others.
These people are you. All of you on DA right now. You touch other peoples lives in ways you probably don't even realize, probably won't ever realize because they go unspoken, they go without saying - because that's just how incredible the community is. We know there's always going to be the odd troll lurking around, but despite that, we have created something incredible, and everyone should be proud and thankful for the opportunity to partake in this community.
So today, or tomorrow, or any day you recall a moment where you were thankful for somebody's kind words, or encouragement, or support; take a moment to let them know.
Stock & Resources community I'm looking at you!
Staff and Community Volunteer team
One of your first ports a call on your mission of showing your appreciation should be to these wonderful people who give their time, energy and enthusiasm to the successful running of this crazy place we call our internet home. You may not always agree with things that DA does, or changes or updates (or breaks then fixes) but from me to you, I promise you will never find a more dedicated group of people who's sole aim is to make DA a brilliant experience from start to finish, and credit where credit is due, they do a bloody good job!
In the case of the volunteer team please please please go show some love to them! I have insider knowledge that nothing makes us happier than knowing that what we are doing for our galleries, communities, chat rooms and forums doesn't go unnoticed, and that the things we do to encourage and support you all are appreciated. Don't forget that the volunteer team is here for you
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season, no matter how and when you celebrate, now.. go send some love around the community!!!