For many of you, today is the last day of work before a long weekend. So I’ll keep it short (my gift to you).

This post has a simple message.

Thanks. No, really. THANK YOU. Thank you for being loyal readers, commenters, and social media sharers. Thank you, guest bloggers, for generously sharing your insights (and adhering to our deadlines). And to our fellow bloggers in the vast blogosphere: thanks for the great reading. We have such a great community of thinkers and sharers. And how wonderful it is to be able to connect with people from all over the world, people who we may have never met if not for a virtual connection? (OK, so maybe there’s a hidden message.)

Happy holidays, friends. I sincerely hope you enjoy your weekend, and hope that 2012 isn’t the end of the world is the year that’s better than all the rest. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself!)

Now…get back to work so you can go home!