Yep, this is about Thanksgiving. It isn't about the web (though it is about connection) and it isn't about design (though that poster is pretty, huh?) and it isn't about food (thought I am daydreaming about mashed potatoes as I type).
I'll start by saying that I have a lot to be thankful for, not just for a career I truly enjoy, the people who support me, the niceties I enjoy on a daily basis, my health, but also for things that I rarely think about. Things like freedom, not worrying about a war waging in my front yard, knowing that I live in a country that is generally good (something I need fairly constant reminders of lately).
Being a lover of, what some may call, useless facts, I decided to look into some history of Thanksgiving and found something interesting, thought-provoking, and still relevant 153 years later.
Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November a "day of thanksgiving" while the Civil War was still waging on and his speech is a great reminder of all we should be thankful of.
Kimberly Morrow is the founder of Ubiety Design and has 16+ years of experience as a content strategist, user experience designer, and information architect.