# Sunday, 07 June 2015

6/7
Today I am grateful for an evening with my mother yesterday.

6/6
Today I am grateful for dinner with my son Tim yesterday.

6/5
Today I am grateful for a chance to hear Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talk with a small group of startups yesterday in Chicago.

6/4
Today I am grateful I was able to lose 25 pounds in the past 5 months.

6/3
Today I am grateful for my camera.

6/2
Today I am grateful for all the items I crossed off my "To Do" list yesterday.

6/1
Today I am grateful for a Mass yesterday at St. Michael filled with amazing music.

5/31
Today I am grateful for an amazing trip to Europe, the things I saw, and the people I met there.

5/30
Today I am grateful for a day in Uppsalla, Sweden with Tiberiu and his family.

5/29
Today I am grateful for an excellent dinner last night in Stockholm with Julie, Ward, and Patricia.

5/28
Today I am grateful for a chance to explore Stockholm yesterday with Jimmy.

5/26
Today I am grateful for a visit to the Vasa Museum, a walk through Stockholm, and end-of-day dinner&drinks.

5/25
Today I am grateful for the men and women who gave their lives in defense of my country.

5/24
Today I am grateful for a tour of Corvin Castle yesterday in Hunedoara, Romania.

5/23
Today I am grateful to be part of an excellent IT Camp this year.

5/22
Today I am grateful to re-connect up with so many speakers that I met last year in Romania and haven't seen since.

5/21
Today I am grateful I am back in Romania for the second year in a row.

5/20
Today I am grateful for the stranger who picked up my cab fare in Munich.

5/19
Today I am grateful that my back pain subsided enough that I could go to the gym yesterday for the first time in weeks.

5/18
Today I am grateful that I found 2 videos that I thought were lost forever.

5/17
Today I am grateful for: A moving, very personal eulogy by Jay yesterday about his wife Amy, that brought all of us to tears. The fact that I live close enough to attend Amy's funeral yesterday. Seeing Scott drive 16 hours in 1 day to say goodbye to a friend. Jason, who shared his umbrella with me when it rained at the grave site.

5/16
Today I am grateful to all who made the Chicago Coder Conference this week a success.

5/15
Today I am grateful for dinner last night with Jason, James, Oksana, and Krystin.

5/14
Today I am grateful for the inspiration I draw from the strength displayed by my friends who are struggling with tragedies in their lives.

5/13
Today I am grateful for dinner with my son Tim last night.

5/12
Today I am grateful for an evening with the folks at the SE Michigan JavaScript group, helping them celebrate their second anniversary.

5/11
Today I am grateful I was able to make it back to Michigan yesterday to spend Mother's Day with my mom.

5/10
Today I am grateful for my mother Joyce Giard, for all she has done and for all she has come through.

5/9
Today I am grateful for all the old friends who are in town this week for #MSIgnite.

5/8
Today I am grateful to attend the Fall Out Boy concert last night.

5/7
Today I am grateful for an evening at the Vertigo Sky Club.

5/5
Today I am grateful for dinner last night with Betsy Weber and the folks at TechSmith.

5/4
Today I am grateful for a chance to help at the INTX Hackathon this past weekend. #INTXHack