Thank you to my family for putting up with my travels. And me.
Thank you to my friends for helping me. I am grateful.
Thank you to my course attendees and my clients for letting me do the work that I love so much. And, I hope, for being a small part in helping your life get better. And increasing your ability to make others’ lives better. This is to me a great satisfaction. Thank you!
So, this also an admission of partial failure. None of you can know how much more I had to say than I did say. There is so much more there, and I know how poorly it has been expressed.
And I know that what I have expressed or done has, oft times, fallen on deaf or partially deaf ears. It was not the right time, or the right phrasing, or it was too physical, or too dramatically stated, or too abstractly stated. It was said in metaphors that fit my culture or my nature, but not that fit your culture or your nature. Or was too quietly or indirectly stated.
Each of us wants and needs things to be expressed or done in just a certain way and in just a certain time. And I know, too well, that I am not always able to do that. It is a sadness to me, that my actions or words could not have been more just what you needed. But a sadness that is just part of being human. I can accept it well.
But again I say, more happily: Thank you!
One can say it as: Muchas gracias! Merci beaucoup! Vielen Dank! Mille grazie! But in my own mother tongue it is: Thank you!