We wish you a great X-MAS and an energetic 2012.
(The picture below is a video click it too launch it)
5 years ago we had lots of trouble selecting a picture that we would use as a X-MAS card. Selecting one picture out of a few thousand was impossible for us.
We decided to turn this problem into a solution and our first video was born.
This year, we have taken 3.500 pictures. Out of these we selected 221. From these only 65 survived the making of the video. For us, 65 pictures is nothing to summarize our year.
For you, we hope it gives a small impression of our live in 2011.
Update: As we released this video on the 22 December, we missed an important event of our year.
Yves would like to send some special thanks to everyone who helped with the different projects he started over the years.
- The 77 people who maintain the agile conference calendar.
- The 27 people who answered the Who-Is questions (and that I published already)
- The 41 people who create the daily tweets of Agile Retroflection of the Day (already 2 years)
- Yaal who has created the ARTOD coach me iPhone app
- Everyone who created ATQ questions or answered them.
- The 38 people who created the Agile 2011 booklist
- Jurgen & Oana that have gone with me on the Coach Retreat adventure.
- Eva & Corry who helped me translate The Responsibility Proces
- the 466 people on the Agile Games google group
A special thanks to Lisa Crispin who has supported all my initiatives.
With this video, I hope you now know where my energy comes from.
Also a thanks to the people who indirectly helped creating this video:
- The pictures of Barcamp Gent 2011 are from Jelle Verheugen.
- The picture from Yves at ALE2011 was taken by Marcin. (Who asked for forgiveness instead of permission to use my camera)
- My webmaster Ine Dehandschutter
PS: all of these project would love to welcome new volunteers
Update: With risk to spoil some of the magic, we selected this song because Bent school selected this song to sing at his first communion. (Which happened this year)
See here a link that inspired our school
24 comments on “We wish you an energetic 2012”
Thank you, I feel quite energetic after watching your video! What a fun and lovely family!
Zalig Kerstfeest en Een Zeer Vroolijk Niewjaar!
Thank you so much! That was brilliant.
Wow, Yves! Schitterend werkstukje, en natuurlijk de ideale soundtrack van Coldplay bij de foto’s! MOOI!
Bedankt. Het was het eerste jaar dat ik het nummer niet beu was tegen dat het nummer af was. Al had dat veel te maken met mijn andere timing van het werk.
Thank you Yves. It was a great year, the year I met you in person right after finally having found out about you :). It’s incredible when I think I haven’t known you before, it doesn’t feel like that at all.
True, it feels like we know eachother already few years.
Guess that’s part of agile mindset. You instantly know that you are connected and share a way of thinking…
Thank you for the video. Beautiful, playful and lively! Best wishes.
Wonderful! I hope I get to meet your whole family some day. I can see where you get your inspiration and creative thinking..or maybe where they get theirs. What a lovely and animated family! Happy Holidays for you all.
Thank you Yves for looking at the world through children eyes and give us such a wonderful lesson of happiness beyond everything. And thank you for ll inspiration you gave to people around you.
I an very touched that you mentioned me in your list of “contributors” to your projects. I can never be sure that I’m of real use to my family, my friends, my colleagues, my pairs. But as you said so, somehow, “you made my year”
@Thank you @Tof_ you made me realize I did not mention all the fine people with who I did session with.
(Which proves again my partner was right, when you start mentioning people you will forget a bunch…)
@Diana: That’s a great question. Who inspired who’s creativity?
I’m surely more in touch with my creativity since I have kids.
My creativity was almost killed by a teacher who taught I was the child with the worst drawing skills in her class, ever. Although that was probably true, I don’t think she realized what impact that her bias had on limiting my creativity.
It took me a loveling wife, 3 kids, an a whole bunch of coaching and therapy to get back in touch with my creativity and find a way to express it…
I wrote about my creativity here:www.hanoulle.be/2012/01/perfection-ghost/
@oana: I made your year? You have pushed me to make sure that our coach retreat attempt is not forgotten and will be replicated in other cities (Bordeaux is next I heared)
I like the lessons you take out of this video. It was never intented like that (Its “just” a nice review of our year)
I seem to do more things that have a bigger impact then I realize when I follow my gut feeling..
Have a look at the list again and try to figure out how many times I mentioned you.
That’s so lovely, Yves. Thank you and your family for this piece of energy for 2012. I wish you all a great and healthy new year and maybe we’ll meet again somewhere 🙂
nice to hear from you again.
yes I hope we meet again.
Did you see Deb’s quiz about powerful questions on my blog?
Great! Best xmas card i’ve ever seen! 😀 you guys made me want to be part of your family!
Wish you all the best.. As we say: may the best of 2011 to be the worst you get in 2012 🙂
There are multiple options to be part of our family. Unfortunately for you none of them are real.
>you would have to wait for ages before you can legally marry one of the kids.
>Although we do consider adoption, we only want to adopt children that actually need help. I don’t think you need much help. 🙂
I hope you will create a video next year too 😉
Thanks to you and to your family Yves for sharing these lovely impressions! Happy having met you, a great person with an inspiring personality, source of creativity & humanity. Take care, all the best wishes and a happy new year for you and your family!
ps: promised to create something similar by end of 2012 😉
Thank you for these nice words.
Great that you will do the same next year..
Another one bites the dust…
I loved seeing your video last year! Unfortunately this video is not available in germany – it’s blocked due to music property violation… =:-(
But seeing all the comments make me more curious to see it, must be awesome! I hope to have a chance to still see it – I’ll try some tricks…
I wish you and your family all the best for the new year and hope to see you soon again and hopefully we’ll have a chance for a deeper conversation about coaching, I’d like to learn from you!
Best regards from cologne,
I want to find a way to unblock it. The best way is to have access to Coldplay, but unfortunatly my efforts in that direction have not worked (yet).
(I knew a person who did the wardrobe at their Belgium concert, but she could not help me to get an e-mail address of their management)
I tweeted a request to the coldplay twitter account, but I did not get any response either…
I don’t give up yet.