A list of the albums I’ve enjoyed listening to during 2011:
Released during 2011:
Released prior to 2011:
For the first time in a very long time, I just passed on eating inside Chick-fil-A, but only for a reason that I’m happy for them for—they were absolutely packed with people! Like not a seat available packed. They deserve that kind of business every single day.
Christmas this year was quite a lot like last year, in that we didn’t do all that much. We all went down to Billy’s for dinner and spent a few hours with them. Chase and I stayed with them after Dad and my Grandma left, and rode with them down towards Acworth to visit our Aunt and Uncle. All in all, it was a nice day spent with family—the way it should be.
Chase & I took Mom some flowers today for Christmas. It was so nice and warm, sunny and…peaceful there. I can only imagine what it’s like where she is.
Just had a 3.5 hour lunch at Zaxby’s with my brother and our buddy Jim—talking about everything from politics, to life, to work, to religion and morals, and everything in between. Good times!
Tuesdays With Morrie has so many lines in it that are really some great life quotes, that if we just take to heart and realize, the world could become a much better and much more compassionate place. Love, forgiveness, death, fear, you name it, all of the things that most of us will have to experience in our lives and so many of life’s lessons are touched in this book. Another great read from Mitch Albom.
One of my favorite, among so many, is:
Today my Dad wanted us to go down to Acworth and visit our Aunt and Uncle—my Mom’s oldest sister. They talk often, and I think it helps each of them to stay in contact and talk about old times. There’s was some dresses and other clothes that one of Mom’s close friends had given her a few weeks before she died that she had planned on wearing to church, or possibly even her next class reunion or other gathering. I don’t know if anyone else does this, but we sometimes hang clothes on the top frame of some doorways, or closet doors, just whatever is convenient at that very moment until room can be made for them inside the closet. These clothes had been hanging there where Mom had put them, undisturbed—until today. Dad wanted to give them to our Aunt to see if she wanted any of them, and for those that she couldn’t wear or just didn’t want, she would take to a church where someone that could use them could have them.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. —