Happy New Year, Everyone!

It's been almost 4 years since the founding of DailyStrength, and I'm proud to say that millions of people have used our site to share compassion and strength in times of need. For me, personally, DailyStrength has been a great ride -- with all of the stresses of always trying to make the site better, and the satisfaction of seeing so many of you here, day after day. Ultimately, however, I'm proud of the goodness that we -- Lars, myself, and TeamDS, as well as you, the members -- have created out of the pain and challenges of our lives.I've put so much into DailyStrength and now I feel that it's time for me to step back and let others continue the mission. To make sure that DailyStrength holds firm to our commitment to grow and improve the site, I've asked Lars, my co-founder and friend, to take the reins. Lars will lead the solid team of people we have in place, known to most of you as TeamDS, and I'm excited about what they will create in 2010 and beyond. From today forward, TeamDS, which better represents all of the great people behind DailyStrength, will take over the posting of Daily Affirmations and will be the first profile to "friend" each new member.I'll continue to be around DailyStrength in my favorite role, as a member.I can't thank you enough for trusting me with your most intimate feelings and thoughts. Because of your willingness to share and grow, we have built a support community here unlike anything else on the Web. I look forward to seeing you all on the site.Doug

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lars
lars

Love ya Doug. And i\'ll miss ya...Lars
Community LeaderThePepperMan
ThePepperMan

Thank you for all you have done!
kazinmich
kazinmich

Thank you for all that you have done! You\'ve made a difference in so many lives, including mine.
deleted_user
deleted_user

thank you for everything you\'ve done.
Loved1
Loved1

Thanks for being of service and I am glad you are able to pass it on and continue to benefit from the fruits of your labor.
Bistro
Bistro

Good job!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Thank you for being here and for ALL you have done!
Community Leadersambod
sambod

thank you doug.
Sue825
Sue825

Thank you for starting DS! You\'ve done wonderful work.
firespinner
firespinner

thankyou for all of your hard work and creating such a great community :)
APieceOfMyHeart
APieceOfMyHeart

I\'ve been on DS for almost 2 and a half of those 4 years, thank you for all you have done, I\'m sure Lars will do a fabulous job as well. In the spirit of DS, *hugs*
firelady
firelady

Good luck and have fun!!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

What an amazing job you have done and what a service for us all. Thanks so much from so many people.
Magdalena8
Magdalena8

Thanks for building this most wonderful site this place is the place I REFER FOLKS TO THE MOST
deleted_user
deleted_user

Good luck Doug! Blessings to you and your family.