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January 2013 Blog Posts (17)

The Daily is shutting down tomorrow

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Note: This will be the last Daily for a week or so as I will be on special assignment and rather than burden the staff with creating new ones while I am busy we are…


Added by Ray on January 24, 2013 at 2:45am — No Comments

Look for the good

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”



I don’t know about you but over the years I have learned just how valuable the ability to appreciate really is and when it comes to people expressing your honest…


Added by Ray on January 23, 2013 at 2:37am — No Comments

I am glad that you're different

“Don't be afraid to be who you are because you are the only person who knows you best.”

Saredo Ali

I just spent the weekend with my brother and his wife who took time to visit us in Indianapolis for a couple of days. They truly march to a different drummer having been adventurers for about 30 years. In the…


Added by Ray on January 22, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments

Follow her advice, you'll be glad you did

“The wisest men follow their own direction.”


I had a busy weekend with my world traveling brother and his wife stopping by for the weekend before going on their next adventure. Fortunately the cold that took me down last week subsided enough for me to enjoy their visit. They will be leaving for the…


Added by Ray on January 21, 2013 at 2:45am — No Comments

Beginning again

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few."

Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

I am fighting a cold this morning so rather than take a chance of your catching it from germs left on a new Daily I am sending you a sanitized reprint from a healthier time.



Added by Ray on January 18, 2013 at 7:16am — No Comments

Come join the senior youth movement

“You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again.”

Bonnie Prudden

A week or so ago I spoke to a group of baby boomers as well as some of their elders. My pitch was that with a tweak here, a tuck there, along with a pace change and a little life spice you can have fun and be active until you don’t…


Added by Ray on January 17, 2013 at 2:42am — No Comments

Good morning sunshine

Waking up to a new day is a gift, appreciate it and do remember you are loved. Good morning and have a splendid day.

For several years I have had the good fortune of spending many hours with folks who have shared with me their concerns, needs, worries and what is going on in their lives. I have sometimes been concerned about how…


Added by Ray on January 16, 2013 at 4:39am — No Comments

Enjoy the show!

Sometimes I think God wants there to be a circus so we can show there's another way to respond.

Tony Dungy

I was surprised by how many readers responded to yesterday’s Daily about why we should have fun this week, some from as far away as South Africa. It seems like I am not the only one who really thrives on…


Added by Ray on January 15, 2013 at 2:42am — No Comments

Have fun this week!

Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.

I don’t know if it was because I was a little lethargic last week or if it was the gray weather but many of the folks I met seemed to me to be a little too serious. I did meet a couple of nurses at the hospital on Friday that were a little bit crazy, I think they perked me up as…


Added by Ray on January 14, 2013 at 2:42am — No Comments

How well do you know yourself?

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”


Today I am substituting an Iron infusion at the hospital for my daily exercise. The Iron will boost my blood and restore some energy which is always good; I look forward to again being the rejuvenated me. I am often amazed at how things can make our…


Added by Ray on January 11, 2013 at 4:47am — No Comments

Let's do it together

“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”

Leo Tolstoy

Yesterday I met with a group of older folks who came together at the YMCA for a snack lunch and to hear us talk about the value of continuing to live an active life. In a Y setting we are surrounded by equipment, pools and exercise spaces that…


Added by Ray on January 10, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments

It's enough

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Lao Tzu


I am on the run this morning with a non-stop schedule so I have decided to go back and see what I thought the world looked like ten years ago.




Added by Ray on January 9, 2013 at 2:38am — No Comments

It's not too late

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”

Steve Maraboli,

Yesterday I suggested that if we say yes more often it can make our lives more interesting. I finished up with a quote that said we should say no often enough for us to be able to say yes to the things that…


Added by Ray on January 8, 2013 at 4:25am — No Comments

Yes works!

“Probably some of the best things that have ever happened to you in life, happened because you said yes to something. Otherwise things just sort of stay the same.”

Danny Wallace, Yes Man

As I ended my multiple retirements I realized that I had a number of choices to make and probably the most important was, how will I live…


Added by Ray on January 7, 2013 at 2:56am — No Comments

I like what she said!

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Alva Edison

A few weeks ago I posted some of the thoughts of blogger Erin McNaughton from her piece entitled “24 Lessons in 24 Years.” I wish I had been as wise when I had just turned 24. Since you and I are starting…


Added by Ray on January 4, 2013 at 2:53am — No Comments

Isn't hope great?

“The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.”

Marion Zimmer Bradley,

This new year so far is not a lot different than last year. Yesterday I learned that a guy I cruised with some twenty-five years ago and…


Added by Ray on January 3, 2013 at 2:28am — No Comments

We can if we want to enough

We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.

François de La Rochefoucauld

I hope you enjoyed kicking off another year. I plan on making mine one of my best and I hope you will also. Wouldn’t it be great if this was the year that we all…


Added by Ray on January 2, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

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