2010/12/19

Gratitude Journal 20101218

I am thankful for or that

  1. A quiet day at home.
  2. A warm house on a chilly, grey, winter day.
  3. College football on ESPN.
  4. Our laundry washing and drying machines.
  5. GAB getting home safely for her friend’s house.
  6. Free movie tickets!
  7. Money to buy dinner from Krystal for LEB & myself after the movie.
  8. The actors, cast and crew who made Unstoppable.
  9. Gas for us to drive around
  10. LEB’s Aunt SJM allowing MJB to visit her for a few days.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing laundry.
  2. Reading.
  3. Showering and washing my hair.
  4. Going to the movies w/ LEB.
  5. Insisting that GAB pick up her dirty clothes & put away her clean clothes before going out.
  6. Buying dinner for LEB and myself.
  7. Checking the oil in the van.
  8. Doing a quick Swish-n-swipe in the kids’ bathroom.
  9. Keeping this journal.
  10. Going to sleep early.
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2010/12/18

Gratitude Journal 20101217

I am thankful for or that

  1. GAB taking MJB to a basketball game.
  2. GAB and MJB got home safely.
  3. CIB’s opportunity to go to the NC mountains with friends for the weekend.
  4. The Furman Faculty Christmas party.
  5. Money to fill the van with gas.
  6. Our Christmas lunch, organized wonderfully by MG.
  7. A warmer, winter day.
  8. NBA basketball on TV.
  9. Electricity.
  10. Our van can use E-85 which is $0.20 per gallon cheaper than regular unleaded gas.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing laundry.
  2. Garbage duty.
  3. Standing my ground in a minor dispute at work.
  4. Going to the Furman Faculty Christmas party with LEB.
  5. Being sociable.
  6. Taking my prescriptions.
  7. Keeping this journal.
  8. Being encouraging to others using the FLYLady system.
  9. Showering and shaving.
  10. Not consuming alcohol at the party.
2010/12/12

Gratitude Journal 20101209

I am thankful for or that

  1. LEB, CIB and MJB raking and bagging leaves.
  2. LEB & MJB putting Christmas lights on the bushes in front of our house.
  3. CIB’s basketball coach and team members.
  4. CIB’s basketball team winning their game.
  5. MJB’s basketball coach and team members.
  6. LEB taking MJB to basketball practice.
  7. Gas to drive CIB to his basketball game.
  8. Money to buy a Christmas tree.
  9. The nice man at the Grandaddy’s Christmas Tree lot.
  10. A warm, dry home on a cold, wet night.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Taking CIB to his basketball game.
  2. Driving GAB to work before dawn.
  3. Going with the family to get a Christmas tree.
  4. Helping to put the Christmas tree up.
  5. Making the coffee.
  6. Taking CIB to the library.
  7. Keeping this journal.
  8. Taking my prescriptions.
  9. Washing and conditioning my hair.
  10. Eating a fresh orange.
2010/11/27

Gratitude Journal 20101126

I am thankful for or that

  1. Rain.
  2. A parking spot close to the office on a cool, rainy morning.
  3. My unlimited text plan from Verizon.
  4. LEB’s reawakened hotness.
  5. Being able to go back to sleep after taking GAB to work.
  6. Money to buy food.
  7. The ability to walk.
  8. All of the technical documentation available on the web, particularly for NetApps.
  9. A warm, dry house on a cold, damp night.
  10. LEB picking up GAB from work.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing laundry.
  2. Fulfilling my on call responsibilities for work.
  3. Eating leftovers.
  4. Taking several short walks through out the day.
  5. Taking my prescriptions.
  6. Putting off impulse purchases.
  7. Turning off the Alabama vs Auburn football game and going to an AA meeting.
  8. Sharing during the meeting.
  9. Doing personal development reading.
  10. Going to bed early.
2010/11/26

Gratitude Journal 20101125

I am thankful for or that

  1. My daughter, GAB cooking green bean casserole from scratch!
  2. LEB cooking Macaroni and cheese from scratch!
  3. My son, CIB baking an apple pie from scratch!
  4. LEB driving us to ATL to my mom’s house.
  5. All the other food that my mom and sister cooked!
  6. BillD helping me figure out and solve the email/spam problem that was killing our customer email platform.
  7. High speed internet and wireless networking.
  8. Money to buy a Honey Baked Ham.
  9. LEB driving us home to Greenville, SC from ATL.
  10. A day spent with family.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Working diligently on my problems on the job.
  2. Staying awake with LEB during the second half of the drive home.
  3. Loading up the car to come home.
  4. Doing some laundry.
  5. Taking a shower.
  6. Taking a walk at the rest stop on the way to ATL.
  7. Reading personal development books.
  8. Taking out the garbage and recycle.
  9. Drinking lots of water.
  10. Resting when I could.
2010/11/24

Gratitude Journal 20101124

I am thankful for or that

  1. I was able to wake up and drive into work early to fix a problem.
  2. GAB getting home safely late last night.
  3. High speed internet.
  4. My Motorola Droid.
  5. Citrix XenApp.
  6. PuTTY.
  7. A good nights sleep.
  8. Hot, clean water for showers.
  9. A warm, dry house.
  10. Electricity.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Having a frank, calm discussion w/ GAB.
  2. Working diligently on the job.
  3. Doing laundry.
  4. Walking two miles today.
  5. Walking long routes from & to my parking lot at work.
  6. Going to the library.
  7. Tracking my tasks and the time spent on them w/ the Pomodoro Technique.
  8. Asking for help when I needed it.
  9. Ordering our honey baked ham yesterday.
  10. Sending LEB a $6 off coupon for the ham!
2010/11/20

Gratitude Journal 20101119

I am thankful for or that

  1. The Ubuntu Linux distribution.
  2. The human brain, particularly mine!
  3. Free and open source software.
  4. All the food colleagues brought to work to share yesterday.
  5. Sunshine.
  6. My Android phone.
  7. GAB washing dishes.
  8. Medicine for CIB and MJB.
  9. Books and audio books from the library.
  10. Our house.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing my morning routine of chores.
  2. Doing my work morning routine.
  3. Helping colleagues at work.
  4. Taking walks through out the day.
  5. Practicing the Pomodoro Technique.
  6. Reading rather than watching TV.
  7. Taking the trash & recycle out to the street.
  8. Completing my benefits enrollment.
  9. Allowing GAB to use the car.
  10. Picking up MJB from school.
2010/11/19

Gratitude Journal 20101118

I am thankful for or that

  1. A beautiful autumn day.
  2. Friends of GAB allowing her to use their phones to call me.
  3. CIB cooking porkchops & apples for dinner.
  4. GAB running the dishwasher.
  5. A warm house on a cold night.
  6. Gas to drive around town as needed.
  7. Fresh water to drink.
  8. Our laundry washing and drying machines.
  9. Our dish washing machine.
  10. Electricity.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Taking walks throughout the day.
  2. Speaking up in our team meeting.
  3. Picking up GAB and MJB from after school stuff.
  4. Taking MJB to school.
  5. Continuing my quest to have the kids keep their rooms reasonably neat.
  6. Continuing my quest to have the kids do chores around the house.
  7. Continuing my quest to have the kids clean up after themselves.
  8. Doing laundry.
  9. Going to bed early.
  10. Helping to resolve numerous problems at work.
2010/11/13

Gratitude Journal 20101112

I am thankful for or that

  1. LEB inviting me to lunch.
  2. Money to buy gas.
  3. GAB getting home safely.
  4. A beautiful autumn day.
  5. Cyanogen Mod for the Droid.
  6. GAB cooking dinner.
  7. A warm house.
  8. My Motorola Droid.
  9. Linux.
  10. All of the various Google apps.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Going to lunch with LEB.
  2. Leaving work early.
  3. Picking up MJB from the afterschool program.
  4. Doing laundry.
  5. Going to sleep early.
  6. Taking short walks throughout the day.
  7. Keeping this journal.
  8. Waking the kids up for school.
  9. Running the dishwasher.
  10. Brushing me teeth before bed.
2010/11/12

Gratitude Journal 20101111

I am thankful for or that

  1. Having money to go to lunch w/ some colleagues.
  2. Time away from the office for lunch.
  3. A beautiful autumn day.
  4. Gas to drive around town as needed.
  5. LEB drying a couple loads of clothes.
  6. A warm house on a cool evening.
  7. The fan in our bedroom.
  8. Hot water for showers.
  9. Clean water to drink.
  10. Leftovers for dinner.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Handling lots of incoming tasks at work.
  2. Going to lunch with colleagues.
  3. Picking up GAB from track practice.
  4. Picking up MJB from after school program.
  5. Keeping this journal.
  6. Writing a list of tasks for the day.
  7. Locking the car doors at night.
  8. Going to bed early.
  9. Running the dishwasher.
  10. Doing laundry.