“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
I got good news yesterday afternoon from my gastro-intestinal Doc. The biopsy on the troublesome polyp is benign so thankfully there is no oncologist in my future. It still has to be removed.…Continue
Added by Ray on March 30, 2012 at 4:32am — No Comments
"You may delay, but time will not."
I am busy and somewhat distracted today and must leave for a meeting. I do feel the need to get my taxes done as well and hopefully today I will learn about my next medical adventure. So rather than try to come up with a new Daily I found this one from…Continue
Added by Ray on March 29, 2012 at 4:33am — No Comments
“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”
Busy day today, I am off to cardiac rehab at 6 AM then a blood draw to see if I have…Continue
Added by Ray on March 28, 2012 at 3:37am — No Comments
We get to make a living; we give to make a life.
This coming Thursday I will be sharing with a number of guests at my weekly Kiwanis meeting why I have been a Kiwanis member for more than thirty years. It has not always been easy to stay active as my business and travel coupled with post…Continue
Added by Ray on March 27, 2012 at 4:09am — No Comments
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
I made it back from my special assignment which took me to Michigan where their traditional cold and blustery March weather was replaced with balmy days with temperatures in the 80’s. While there we invested some of our money in games of…Continue
Added by Ray on March 26, 2012 at 3:39am — No Comments
Success is peace of mind in knowing you did your best.
I am off early this morning on a special assignment and will not be back until Thursday and then Friday I have to be at the hospital at 6 AM for another Colonoscopy. The last one resulted in my in spending a week in intensive and transitional…Continue
Added by Ray on March 20, 2012 at 4:33am — No Comments
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
One of the benefits I get from putting the Daily together is the constant reminder not to take life too seriously. The balance I try to provide by including some humor is as much for me as it is for you. I find that a daily dose of laughter is as…Continue
Added by Ray on March 19, 2012 at 3:28am — No Comments
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
I am not sure about global warming but I am positive about Indianapolis warming. Here we are in the middle of traditionally blustery March and our temperatures are in the high 70’s…Continue
Added by Ray on March 16, 2012 at 3:50am — No Comments
Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.
We’ve talked a lot about happiness lately and yet it still eludes many of us. I wonder if some of us don’t recognize the opportunities to enjoy or days when they appear. I even wonder if some of…Continue
Added by Ray on March 15, 2012 at 5:02am — No Comments
I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.
I can’t talk right now, I am off to exercise and then on to meetings. Since my day includes some mystery I don’t want to take a chance on missing the Daily so I have instructed my crack staff to…Continue
Added by Ray on March 14, 2012 at 3:44am — No Comments
"Friends are the Angels that help you fly"
I have been thinking lately about how fortunate I am to have met and been with so many interesting people. Many have become good friends while others enrich my life by sharing their wisdom and opening up new opportunities for…Continue
Added by Ray on March 13, 2012 at 4:16am — No Comments
It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength.
Today I move to a new regimen in my effort to sustain the health gains I have made over the last 3 months. I have lost twenty pounds so far and plan on losing more. I…Continue
Added by Ray on March 12, 2012 at 4:14am — No Comments
"Those who wish to sing always find a song."
I have often been asked over the years why it is that I seem happier than most, especially when faced with adversity. I have even been accused by docs and nurses of being a little bit weird since I…Continue
Added by Ray on March 9, 2012 at 3:52am — No Comments
"Actually ideas are everywhere. It's the paperwork, that is, sitting down and thinking them into a coherent story, trying to find just the right words, that can and usually does get to be labor."
I have a case of writers block today; I hope you will forgive me. I had thought of sending you a blank sheet Daily…Continue
Added by Ray on March 8, 2012 at 3:01am — No Comments
The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune.
During a conversation with a friend the other…Continue
Added by Ray on March 7, 2012 at 3:10am — No Comments
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Lately I have noticed that a lot of the folks I know are unbelievably busy. The more I have talked to many of them the more I realize that it not only is…Continue
Added by Ray on March 6, 2012 at 3:29am — No Comments
“The songs of our ancestors are also the songs of our children”
Those of you who have been reading the Daily for a while have occasionally heard me talk about the legacy we will leave behind at the end of our time. Many measure their anticipated legacy by how much material things they will…Continue
Added by Ray on March 5, 2012 at 4:10am — No Comments
No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
Marian Wright Edelman
Greetings all, I hope your week is ending well and that you are prepared to enjoy the weekend, I know I am. I had a rewarding and productive day yesterday and am starting what I am sure will be another one today. My first meeting today is…Continue
Added by Ray on March 2, 2012 at 3:55am — No Comments
Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.
Wow! Yesterday was the last day of February and it was sunny and almost 70 degrees Fahrenheit outside. I don’t know how it is where you are at but it looks like winter chose to spend it’s time in Europe this year and not…Continue
Added by Ray on March 1, 2012 at 4:38am — No Comments