Monthly Archives: December 2011

Lessons in Gratitude Day 185

Happy New Year! I have about 40 minutes to write and post this blog before the clock flips over to midnight, the month turns over to January and of course the year turns over to 2012. I have already wished … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 184

Tonight on the eve of New Year’s eve I offer more simple gratitude, the first from this morning: “Today I am grateful for a nice hot cup of coffee (decaf, of course). It’s cold and rainy and gray out today, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 183

This is going to be one of those short blog posts that occur periodically. It’s been an odd sort of day, parts good, parts neutral, parts no so good. No part of this day has been bad really, so I … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 182

I didn’t sleep well last night, or perhaps it was just that I woke up around 5 a.m. with my mind racing and struggled to get back to sleep. I also noticed that it was cold in my room, which … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 181

I am grateful this evening for traveling mercies, for a safe, relatively uneventful day of travel. I am a bit weary and had to pop tylenol throughout the course of the day for a nagging headache, but I am back … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 180

It has been a quiet and relatively uneventful day. After all the boisterousness of the past 72 hours or so, one could almost call it dull. Tonight is one for simple gratitude for the days just past–time with family that … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 179

Christmas Day was a quiet affair for the Chamblee family…NOT! You can’t have a gathering of thirty-plus people that includes one very excited four-year old, a number of boisterous millennials, at least a few can-you-top-this storytellers and¬†enthusiastic¬†sports fans, and not … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 178

It was another wild and wonderful day with the Chamblees and extended family. Part of the pandemonium included two hours at a local bowling alley where approximately 25 of us gathered (commandeering five lanes) to engage in some friendly ten-pin … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 177

I am so grateful for family gatherings like the one we had tonight and will have over the next few days. This evening we were celebrating my brother’s 60th birthday. Sisters, brothers, in-laws who have been in the family for … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 176

We made it “home” safely, and other than a three-hour delay at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, we didn’t experience any trouble. Of course we could have driven in the time that we waited for the plane to be serviced, but … Continue reading

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