We were inspired by our friends over at SmallBox and thought we’d try on a little thankfulness as well.
Its easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and keep ourselves busy thinking about all the different tasks, and people that demand our time. I think the holiday season presents an excellent opportunity ( though sometimes its hard to sieze ), to slow down, absorb some of the finer, ever-present details, and just bask in life.
Just making a list of things we’re thankful for wasn’t enough. So, in an effort to be true to all of our inner-geek, I made a Venn diagram. ( If you are in a spot where you need to make a quick diagram, check out LucidChart ) I took some of the feedback I got from a handful of Devtownies, and tried to extrapolate the most likely things that all of us at DeveloperTown are thankful for.
I’ve come to the conclusion that all of us here are thankful for our family, our friends, and our coworkers. Sounds like we’re normal after all.
Jason Vasquez – I’m most thankful this season for my family. I’m thankful for my coworkers who are more than coworkers, they are my friends; they are more than my friends they are my extended family. I’m thankful for our clients and the exciting technical and business challenges they bring that make it so much fun to continue to build DeveloperTown every day.
Matt DeLeon – I am thankful for the opportunity to start my career at an inspiring company in an up-and-coming city. But most of all, I am thankful for the incredible personalities of my co-workers.
Michael Kelly – I’m most thankful for the people in my life: my wife and one-year-old son, the great group of people I get to work with everyday, and clients who are passionate about their projects. But I’m also thankful that all the little stuff I take for granted each day… and that I have the luxury to do so.
Bob Mattax – I’m thankful for so many things. I’m thankful for my loving family, and how much they contributed to making me who I am today. I’m thankful for all my friends that feel like family. I’m thankful for all my coworkers that not only feel like friends, but are. I’m thankful for being able to be proud of who I work for, and what I work on. I’m thankful for my dogs that brighten my mood almost every day. I’m thankful for my church that is filled with people who constantly love me like no collection of people I’ve ever met. I’m thankful for good beer and great food. And no joke, I’m so thankful for living in our wonderful country. Along those lines, thanks to all the bold people, past and present that have stood up to evil and tyranny on behalf of the people.
Obviously, this diagram and these lists aren’t exhaustive. I’d say we all could probably take more time thinking about all the things we could, and should, be grateful for. So, the Thanksgiving holiday is over this year, but I say the spirit of Thanksgiving should go on, infiltrating the rest of our daily lives.
Go, and be thankful!