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March 2014 Blog Posts (20)

I woke up this morning, I am grateful

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting what we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."

Frederick Koenig



I got e-mail the other day from a reader in Europe who said…


Added by Ray on March 31, 2014 at 5:02am — No Comments

Time to get off the train!

How do you want to be remembered?

Live life full out - Begin today.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie



The other day I suggested that we all have the capacity to resist being permanently taken down by…


Added by Ray on March 28, 2014 at 3:53am — No Comments

Happy Trails!

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”




I am generally a happy person and am glad that I seem to have developed a life that is pretty good. What I can’t understand are the folks I meet who seem unhappy most of the time.…


Added by Ray on March 27, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments

Get back up, you'll be glad you did

I never failed once. Discovering how to make a light bulb just happened to be a 2000 step process.

Thomas Alva Edison

The people I respect most are those who handle adversity without letting setbacks stop them from going on with their lives. The many years I spent with men and…


Added by Ray on March 26, 2014 at 2:49am — No Comments

What time is it?

“How did it get so late so soon?”

Dr. Seuss

I am out of sync this morning, the clock is moving too fast and my mind too slow so I am sending you the Daily I wrote 10 years ago.


Ray’s Daily…


Added by Ray on March 25, 2014 at 2:44am — No Comments

One of the keys to a good life

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater, ennoble it.”

Christian Nestell Bovee

I think the things I appreciate most in people are courtesy and civility. I truly feel sorry for those who are so self-centered that they care little about others. These are the folks that are…


Added by Ray on March 24, 2014 at 2:40am — No Comments

Sorry I can't stay, I am going out to do something new

“If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”

Neil Gaiman



I think too many of us live by default. We get into a routine that does not require us to step off the beaten path or to explore…


Added by Ray on March 21, 2014 at 2:54am — No Comments

I am me are you you?

The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what's popular.

Wiz Khalifa



Yesterday’s Daily generated a lot of…


Added by Ray on March 20, 2014 at 2:49am — No Comments

A good day to buy coffee for the wall

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

Anne Frank



Not too long ago my Kiwanis Club discovered that there are a number of kids in our local school system who are homeless and often hungry. Many of these…


Added by Ray on March 19, 2014 at 2:42am — No Comments

Let's pretend today is tomorrow

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill



There really is not an unlimited supply of tomorrows, the tomorrow of yesterday is today so if we decide we’re going to do it tomorrow we have another day.…


Added by Ray on March 18, 2014 at 2:45am — No Comments

Be Irish today

May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go,  and guide you in whatever you do--  and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.

Irish Blessing



Yesterday I participated in my quarterly revenue transfer at a local…


Added by Ray on March 17, 2014 at 2:41am — No Comments

Can you see it?

"If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come."

Chinese Proverb



I am afraid too many of us spend so much time looking inward that we miss seeing opportunities that exist all around us. Many of…


Added by Ray on March 14, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments

A few gifts I got from readers

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




Yesterday I wrote about how much I appreciate the people who have offered me their friendship. I also shared how important it…


Added by Ray on March 12, 2014 at 2:38am — No Comments

You are good medicine

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust


This is a special week for me. As you know my hobby is collecting friends. I find that they are more valuable than gems, rewards or…


Added by Ray on March 11, 2014 at 2:38am — No Comments

Smile, it's going to be a great day.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive to breath, to think, to enjoy, to love. Good Morning and have a good day.



When you get to be my age when most of the obituaries are for people younger than…


Added by Ray on March 10, 2014 at 1:34am — No Comments

I do appreciate the difference makers


I had breakfast recently with a friend who is leading an effort to improve the health of the people in my city. She has a long history of accomplishing a lot of good for others and I appreciate her as a friend and as someone who is making a difference.

When we met she was…


Added by Ray on March 7, 2014 at 2:38am — No Comments

Don't let it take you down

True freedom is the spiritual capacity that enables one to cope with any circumstance.

Senora Roy


I was chatting with an acquaintance yesterday who has been a newspaper man for more than forty years. We reminisced for a bit about the old days when things seemed simpler but…


Added by Ray on March 6, 2014 at 2:50am — No Comments

Trust trust

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.

Eric Hoffer

A few weeks ago I met with a a foundation head friend who I really respect. During our conversation he bemoaned the fact that we as a people don’t talk to each other…


Added by Ray on March 5, 2014 at 2:40am — No Comments


We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.

Bernard Williams



I have learned that for me the key to happiness is contentment. In my mind it stems from the ability to accept what cannot be changed and making reasonable choices as to what is important and what is not. I have faced a substantial number of major health issues in the past ten…


Added by Ray on March 4, 2014 at 3:01am — No Comments

So why not start?

Well begun is half done.

Greek Proverb



Last week was really pretty good for me. I toured a Culinary Institute which for me is like being a kid in a candy store, I love good food. I even made a friend there so they have not seen the last of me. We also picked up…


Added by Ray on March 3, 2014 at 2:43am — No Comments

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