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February 2012 Blog Posts (21)

I love your smile!

“I was smiling yesterday, I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.

Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.”

Santosh Kalwar,

Yesterday was really busy and also rewarding. It started with my meeting a friend who has spent the last few years often away from home because…


Added by Ray on February 29, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Do them a favor, say no.

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

Richard Cech

If you are like I am you find it really hard to say no when someone asks you to do something. Regrettably saying yes when you should say no can create major problems. Too often when we think we are already loaded down we agree…


Added by Ray on February 28, 2012 at 1:42am — No Comments

I keep learning!

For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh...

St. Paul



One of my all-time favorite people is Gene Glick who is an old acquaintance of mine. Gene has been one of our…


Added by Ray on February 27, 2012 at 4:24am — No Comments

Don't worry, I've got it, you go have fun

Be safe! Have fun! But more importantly; just live your life to the fullest!

Hey we have a weekend coming up, how about we have some fun and enjoy the next couple of days. I’ll even do all your worrying for you so you can set your problems aside for a while. Don’t be like those who have convinced themselves that they are too busy…


Added by Ray on February 24, 2012 at 4:15am — No Comments

Live NOW!

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.




I am off to another full day of meetings and adventures. My day reminded me that a friend will be offering a…


Added by Ray on February 23, 2012 at 5:05am — No Comments

You can do it!

"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good."

Author Unknown



Added by Ray on February 22, 2012 at 3:50am — No Comments

Decisions - Decisions

“Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”

Keri Russell

Decisions, decisions, decisions − if you are like so many of us you are faced with more and more decisions each year. For some of us they are like a stone hanging over our head that grows larger the longer we avoid making a…


Added by Ray on February 21, 2012 at 6:16am — No Comments


"A day will never be any more than what you make of it. Practice being a "doer"!

Josh S. Hinds



You’ve heard me talk a lot lately about avoiding the trap of isolation which can result in permanent stagnation. I have discovered that many of us hold back not because…


Added by Ray on February 20, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

It's working!

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Author Unknown



I have had a pretty good week, I hope you have as well. My weight loss continues apace and I have become use to hearing the pounds falling off, fourteen of them so far. I also…


Added by Ray on February 17, 2012 at 4:21am — No Comments

Don't let the wall hold you back!

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.


I attended a great meeting yesterday where we discussed how we might help retirees have more fun in their lives even if they don’t live on a golf course or in a retirement community. As I thought about the…


Added by Ray on February 16, 2012 at 5:17am — No Comments

What do you think?

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.

John F. Kennedy

Hi all, it is another one of those days for me. Last night I attended a reception held by one of my favorite…


Added by Ray on February 15, 2012 at 4:40am — No Comments

Happy Valentine's Day and every other day too!

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself

George Bernard Shaw



I had coffee with a friend yesterday morning that recently left her job. What I liked about our conversation was hearing that she viewed her leaving as a great opportunity to…


Added by Ray on February 14, 2012 at 6:28am — No Comments

Don't let them upset you!

It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.

Zig Ziglar



I think I told you last week that I had been in a meeting with some smart people where we discussed a number of things. There were many…


Added by Ray on February 13, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Have you found joy?

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming... suddenly you find that a whole new life has opened before you.

Agatha Christie

I was at a meeting a couple of days ago where some of our town’s smart people were talking about how they could help those of us who are up in years discover the joy available to us if…


Added by Ray on February 10, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments

It was 10 pounds

Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners.

William Shakespeare

I have great news, yesterday I delivered a 10 pound weight loss and I feel less pregnant then I did two weeks ago. My frugal food intake must continue however since my docs are asking me for at least triplets. If I see you, don’t…


Added by Ray on February 9, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

If not now, then when?

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."

Barbara De Angelis



I have found that as I have aged and looked back that I really did not have to miss as many…


Added by Ray on February 8, 2012 at 4:28am — No Comments


I've been to the dentist several times so I know the drill.

I am off to a three hour dentist experience that will include an extraction. That will be followed by a blood test and then later I am supposed to attend a lecture at Butler University. I am not sure if I will be up to creating a new Daily, so here we go again, a return to…


Added by Ray on February 7, 2012 at 4:59am — No Comments

Well done Indy!

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

It’s over; the Super Bowl fans are clogging the highways and our airport as they depart what has been reported to be the best planned and executed Super Bowl week in history.…


Added by Ray on February 6, 2012 at 9:09am — No Comments

Wish us well!

"Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season.

One word and one word only: Super Bowl."

Coach Bill Peterson

As I am sure most of you know my city is hosting this year’s Super Bowl. After years of planning and the training of our cities hospitality industry employees, cab drivers…


Added by Ray on February 3, 2012 at 7:22am — No Comments

You too can be like her

"Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future."

Deepak Chopra

A few years ago I talked to a favorite server of mine in one of our cities top restaurants. She shared with me that she did not like the life she had been living and…


Added by Ray on February 2, 2012 at 4:48am — No Comments

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