Archive for May, 2009


Gratitude Journal 20090510

I am thankful for or that

  1. My mother.
  2. LEB suggesting that we go visit her mother in Aiken, SC.
  3. Gas to go to and from Aiken.
  4. New tires on the van.
  5. Free breakfast at church.
  6. The leaders who hold our weekly business team conference call.
  7. GAB and LEB driving to Aiken.
  8. Good Starbucks coffee from the kiosk in Aiken, SC.
  9. My cell phone.
  10. My blue tooth ear piece for my cell phone.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Being a lector for mass at my church.
  2. Detaching myself from the computer for a day.
  3. Driving home from Aiken.
  4. Buying food for Mother’s Day dinner.
  5. Gassing up the van for the trip.
  6. Reading 10+ pages of a personal development book, The 80/20 Individual.
  7. Making the bed.
  8. Taking a shower before going to bed.
  9. Taking my prescriptions.
  10. Brushing my teeth.

Quotes of the Day 20090509

“The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749 – 1832, Author, Philosopher, Scientist

“If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole.” — Dr. Joan Borysenko


Quote of the Day 20090505

“Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year’s time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.” — Andre Maurois 1885-1967, Writer