Archive for October, 2010

2010/10/31

Gratitude Journal 20101030

I am thankful for or that

  1. Seeing part of the Spinx Run Fest.
  2. My sense of direction.
  3. A beautiful autumn morning.
  4. Money for food.
  5. Being able to walk.
  6. My friend, RA, gaving me a place to park in her driveway across the street from Cleveland Park.
  7. Gas to drive.
  8. The public library.
  9. LEB making sure we had dinner to eat.
  10. GAB getting home safely from the movies and a party.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Walking as much as possible.
  2. Organizing my bills.
  3. Making a bills calendar and putting due dates on it.
  4. Reading.
  5. Keeping this journal.
  6. Doing laundry.
  7. Putting out fresh towels in master bathroom.
  8. Not getting upset about not being able to find the tai chi class.
  9. Taking GAB to work & picking her up.
  10. Speaking up at a meeting.
2010/10/30

Gratitude Journal 20101029

I am thankful for or that

  1. A quiet day at work.
  2. Some information about the future of my job.
  3. A beautiful autumn day.
  4. Money to buy food.
  5. Gas to drive around town for work and errands.
  6. Our vehicles.
  7. GAB driving home safely after visiting a friend.
  8. Our house.
  9. Heat on a chilly autumn night.
  10. Electricity.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Remembering to pick up coffee at the grocery store on 20101028.
  2. Making coffee.
  3. Taking the family out to dinner at Fried Green Tomatoes.
  4. Going to sleep early.
  5. Watching minimal TV.
  6. Listening to an audio book while driving.
  7. Reading.
  8. Being helpful at work.
  9. Sending an email to let the team know I would be late getting into the office.
  10. Rescheduling appointments so I can go to a special lunch w/ LEB next week.
2010/10/26

Daily Zen 20101026

Now and then
You must long for the
Freedom of the deep woods
I, too, cherish
Such thoughts

– Ryokan Taigu (1758-1831)

http://www.dailyzen.com/default.asp

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2010/10/26

Gratitude Journal 20101025

I am thankful for or that

  1. Gas to drive around town.
  2. Money to buy lunch.
  3. Rain.
  4. Some sunny parts or the day.
  5. Tai Chi class presented by Equilibrium Zen Gym in Cleveland Park.
  6. A body in good enough shape to allow me to run, walk and do tai chi.
  7. LEB cooking dinner.
  8. Shadow, our dog, does not have hip displaysia.
  9. Coffee.
  10. Fresh water to drink.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing laundry.
  2. Going to play Tai Chi in the park after work, though I was really not wanting to go.
  3. Walking.
  4. Putting away the dinner leftovers.
  5. Picking up GAB from practice and MJB  from afterschool.
  6. Taking a shower before bed.
  7. Brushing my teeth before bed.
  8. Taking trash & recyclables out.
  9. Getting in touch w/ my siblings.
  10. Keeping in touch on my niece, SMT.
2010/10/25

Gratitude Journal 20101024

I am thankful for or that

  1. Being able to sleep late.
  2. Our working laundry machines.
  3. LEB taking the boys to Mass and CCD.
  4. GAB getting to and from work safely.
  5. The public library.
  6. Being able to walk.
  7. LEB picking me up as I walked from the library to church.
  8. High speed internet connection at home.
  9. Our DVD player.
  10. $1 DVD rentals from DVDXpress.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing lots of laundry.
  2. Changing the sheets on our bed.
  3. Putting fresh towels in the master bathroom.
  4. Washing dishes.
  5. Running the dishwasher.
  6. Taking a walk.
  7. Returning books and CDs to the library.
  8. Doing my personal development reading.
  9. Getting a movie for the kids as well as one for me.
  10. Taking my prescriptions.
2010/10/24

Gratitude Journal 20101023

I am thankful for or that

  1. Another beautiful autumn day.
  2. LEB taking me to pick up the car from GAB’s place of work.
  3. Our working washer & dryer.
  4. A warm bed on a cool night.
  5. LEB taking the boys to the Furman Univ. football game while I stayed home since I am on call.
  6. Lounge Radio.
  7. High speed internet.
  8. Citrix.
  9. GAB coming home safely from a costume party.
  10. Car problem was only a loose connection to the battery.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing lots of laundry.
  2. Washing dishes.
  3. Going to help GAB with a car problem.
  4. Figuring out the car problem.
  5. Keeping this journal.
  6. Getting a little exercise.
  7. Taking my prescriptions.
  8. Doing my personal development reading.
  9. Listening to audio books in the car.
  10. Sitting in the sun.
2010/10/23

Gratitude Journal 20101022

I am thankful for or that

  1. Money to have lunch w/ my colleague SE.
  2. Good Brazilian food at Cafe Paulista on Wade Hampton Blvd in Taylors, SC.
  3. A beautiful autumn day.
  4. Lounge Radio.
  5. Ubuntu Linux 10.10.
  6. LEB taking care of most of our three children’s medical needs.
  7. Health insurance.
  8. Gas to drive around town as needed.
  9. Being able to walk.
  10. High speed internet.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing laundry.
  2. Making the bed.
  3. Making the coffee.
  4. Taking the trash & recyclables out.
  5. Taking the big trash & recycle bins to the curb.
  6. Working diligently on my job.
  7. Doing after hours work at midnight.
  8. Taking my prescriptions.
  9. Choosing a fish dish for lunch.
  10. Reading personal development materials.
2010/10/08

Gratitude Journal 20101007

I am thankful for or that

  1. LEB cooking dinner.
  2. GAB finishing up the sweet potatoes.
  3. A working dishwasher.
  4. Gas to drive and pick up GAB and MJB from their schools.
  5. That CIB’s bus finally came.
  6. A cool fall evening.
  7. A good nights sleep.
  8. Plenty of food to eat.
  9. LEB getting home safely from work.
  10. A good chat with my colleague DF.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing laundry.
  2. Running the dishwasher.
  3. Keeping this journal.
  4. Walking nearly 2 miles.
  5. Realizing I could not make the group run at Cleveland Park and letting it go.
  6. Driving with respect for others and the laws.
  7. Listening to The Art of Power by Thich Nhat Han while driving.
  8. Practicing patience.
  9. Practicing mindfulness.
  10. Taking my prescriptions.
2010/10/07

Gratitude Journal 20101006

I am thankful for or that

  1. Convenient parking.
  2. A free lunch courtesy another department at work.
  3. Clean fresh water.
  4. Coffee.
  5. Warm sweaters on cool days.
  6. Blankets on chilly nights.
  7. Thich Nhat Han.
  8. A relatively peaceful day at work.
  9. Being in a better place mentally yesterday than the day before.
  10. The miracle of mindfulness.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Walking over 2 miles.
  2. Changing the sheets on our bed.
  3. Flipping the mattress on our bed.
  4. Doing an extra cycle of clothes so CIB would have clean jeans.
  5. Encouraging CIB to help w/ the laundry.
  6. Going to bed early.
  7. Picking up GAB and MJB from school giving my wife, LEB, some time to herself afterwork.
  8. Ordering dinner for the family.
  9. Doing my personal development reading.
  10. Listening to personal development CDs while driving.
2010/10/04

Gratitude Journal 20101003

I am thankful for or that

  1. Another cool night to sleep w/ the windows open!
  2. The Greenville County Library.
  3. My Motorola Droid running Android.
  4. CardioTrainer.
  5. GAB helping around the house.
  6. CIB cutting the grass.
  7. MJB cleaning his room.
  8. LEB coming home safely from visiting her parents.
  9. Money to buy food for dinner.
  10. The knowledge and skill of cooking passed down to me from my grandmother.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Cooking dinner.
  2. Taking a 2 mile walk.
  3. Taking the boys to Mass and CCD.
  4. Driving GAB to and from work.
  5. Doing laundry.
  6. Keeping this journal.
  7. Drinking lots of water.
  8. Recognizing when my mood was shifting towards the “bad” and refocusing on the moment.
  9. Making a task list.
  10. Recognizing that I was trying to do too much in one day and deferring some tasks.