# Sunday, 25 August 2013

I think I’ll post my daily gratitudes here on the last Sunday of the month.

8/25
Today I am grateful I was able to cross off some items from my To-Do list that have been there for months.

8/24
Today, I am grateful that my father and I became closer during his final years. I feel as close to my Dad today as we ever were.

8/23
Today I am grateful that my mother made it home safely after 3 weeks in Michigan. When I asked her how she enjoyed the trip, she told me "I stayed too long."

8/22
Today I am grateful that Nick Giard drove out to Southfield yesterday to join me for lunch.
But mostly, I'm grateful for the fine man that he has become and for the joy of being his father these past 22 years.

8/21
Today I am grateful for the opportunity to premiere my "Refactoring Legacy Code" presentation at the Northwest Ohio .NET User Group and for all the good feedback I received.

8/20
Today I am grateful I have had the opportunity to raise Tim Giard these past 19 years and to see the fine young man he has become.

8/19
Today I am grateful for our family tradition begun during the last millennium of going to lunch with my 2 sons every Sunday - a tradition that continued almost without exception for over 15 years. A tradition that ended yesterday as my sons will move out of state this week and begin the next phase of their lives.

8/18
Today I am grateful for the continued good health of my 2 sons and myself.

8/17
Today I am grateful for a chance to teach at my first Sogeti Boot Camp.

8/16
Today I am grateful that my son Nick completed his undergraduate requirements yesterday, earning a BBA from Michigan State University. #proudddad

8/15
Today I am grateful for the chance to hang out with Michael Wood. It has been too long.

8/14
Today I am grateful for a visit from an old friend.

8/13
Today I am grateful that my son stopped by for dinner last night and the chicken fried rice I made turned out great!

8/12
Today I am grateful for a rare and much-needed Sunday afternoon nap.

8/11
Today I am grateful for a dinner of fresh Maryland blue crabs with my brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews and mother.

8/10
Today I am grateful for my brothers and sisters and my nieces and nephews and my mother. I am looking forward to seeing them this evening.

8/9
Today I am grateful for all these great podcasts that ease my long commute.

8/8
Today I am grateful for Elizabeth Naramore, who inspired me to think about the positive things in my life, even when things are going poorly.

8/7
Today I am grateful for a Daily Gratitude and a New Attitude
8/6
Today I am grateful for the Mud Hens game last night with Kevin Gill and Tim Giard.

8/5
Today I am grateful for a tasty pulled pork meal at Slow's Barbecue on a Sunday afternoon.

8/4
Today I am grateful for
1. Having my family over for a cookout yesterday
2. Seeing my mother for the first time since my father's funeral
3. An excellent Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen concert last night.

8/3
Today I am grateful for
1. An unexpected Greektown dinner last night with my cousin, sister, brother, and sister-in-law.
2. Today's barbecue that will bring most of my family to my house.

8/2
Today I am grateful that I found a couple $20 bills in a jacket I haven't worn for months.

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