“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”
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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 29, 2013 at 5:22am — No Comments
“Just be yourself, there is no one better.”
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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 27, 2013 at 4:54am — No Comments
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 26, 2013 at 5:11am — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 25, 2013 at 5:33am — No Comments
“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.”
It was a busy day yesterday. I talked to some neat people about how Kiwanis Club membership could contribute to their wellbeing through building…Continue
Added by Ray on March 22, 2013 at 2:49am — No Comments
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
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,…Continue
Added by Ray on March 21, 2013 at 2:37am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 20, 2013 at 2:32am — No Comments
“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”
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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 19, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 18, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 11, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 8, 2013 at 2:53am — No Comments
Life is like a puzzle. There may be difficulties finding the right pieces but in the end your puzzle will be complete.
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
Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.
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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 6, 2013 at 3:52am — No Comments
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 5, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments
“It is never too late to be who you might have been.”
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ray on March 1, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments