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March 2013 Blog Posts (16)

Don't wait until tomorrow

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”

Angela Monet



Yesterday I suggested if we let go once in awhile and broke out of our day to day box we often will find the key to more personal satisfaction, fun and growing…


Added by Ray on March 29, 2013 at 5:22am — No Comments

I know you're special

“Just be yourself, there is no one better.”

Taylor Swift



One of the things that I find depressing is how many people I know who do not realize how good they really are. Too many think that what others have is the measurement of…


Added by Ray on March 27, 2013 at 4:54am — No Comments

Give me the simple life

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo DaVinci



Last weekend I accompanied my oldest daughter and her husband to visit the town in rural Indiana where his parents live. The highlight of the day was going with his family to see a musical at a local…


Added by Ray on March 26, 2013 at 5:11am — No Comments

Wisdom from my friend Tim

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.

Martin Scorsese

One of the best things in my life is the people I know and what they share with me. One of my friends who I hold in the highest regard is Tim Nation who…


Added by Ray on March 25, 2013 at 5:33am — No Comments

I hope your day is as good as mine

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

It was a busy day yesterday. I talked to some neat people about how Kiwanis Club membership could contribute to their wellbeing through building…


Added by Ray on March 22, 2013 at 2:49am — No Comments

Today would be a good day to start

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

Tony Robbins



I recently got a mailing from Marc Hack where he said “Take control of your destiny.  Believe in yourself.  Ignore those who try to discourage you.  Avoid negative sources,…


Added by Ray on March 21, 2013 at 2:37am — No Comments

If you want to be happy listen to Erma

The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.




My recent visit to North Carolina as you know was somewhat devastating since my super sister-in-law died while I was there. Fortunately most of her immediate family lived close by…


Added by Ray on March 20, 2013 at 2:32am — No Comments

I'm having fun, are you?

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”

Robert Browning

Yesterday one of my favorite in-laws sent me a piece suggesting that I don’t wait to enjoy aging. She actually was singing to the choir as as each year has gone by my life has gotten better. There is real joy in letting go and not worrying about what…


Added by Ray on March 19, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments

Farewell Dear Friend

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

A headstone in Ireland

Sorry for the week absence, my wife and I flew to Charlotte for a few days to spend time with my sister-in-law who has had some serious health problems over the past few…


Added by Ray on March 18, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

I have to suspend the Daily publication for a week

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Lou Holtz

I have to handle some personal business for the rest of the week so I am shutting down the presses until next week. There are about 1,500 past Daily’s at…


Added by Ray on March 11, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

I am me, are you you?

“Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.”

Henry David Thoreau

I was reading an article the other day that was advocating paying less attention to what other folks think and keeping to your own set of values. We have all heard the reasons why we should not let…


Added by Ray on March 8, 2013 at 2:53am — No Comments

Life is a puzzle to be enjoyed

Life is like a puzzle. There may be difficulties finding the right pieces but in the end your puzzle will be complete.

Alma Sales

Yesterday I stumbled across a piece in my archives that someone sent me many years ago. I thought I would share it with you and add some comments. Here it is:



Added by Ray on March 7, 2013 at 2:42am — No Comments

Are you who you want to be?

Never mind searching for who you are.  Search for the person you aspire to be.

Robert Brault,

I am a big believer in the value of self-assessment. We really do not need to be graded or judged by others if we are honest with ourselves. The key is to identify the elements of the person you want to be and then…


Added by Ray on March 6, 2013 at 3:52am — No Comments

Want to be happy?

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

Dalai Lama

I have had the good fortune to meet hundreds of people both here and abroad and I have learned that the people I respect and enjoy the most are those with a caring heart. Observing them over the…


Added by Ray on March 5, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

It is not too late

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.”

George Eliot

One of the things I really like about my life these days is the freedom to pursue activities that provide me personal satisfaction. I never dreamed that at a time when I am well past retirement that I would be involved in so much gratifying…


Added by Ray on March 4, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments


"Blessed is he who remembers to say thanks, and who forgets to expect others to."

William Arthur Ward

One of life’s great lessons is learning how rewarding expressing appreciation can be. I love finding the opportunity to tell someone I appreciate what they do. The sad part is that too many of us find it easy…


Added by Ray on March 1, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments

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