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April 2014 Blog Posts (22)

Boy are we fortunate

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.

Garrison Keillor

These are troubled times for many, if not most people in our world. Violence, pestilence, poverty, and even famine are more the norm than the exception. When I stop and see how bad…


Added by Ray on April 30, 2014 at 2:42am — No Comments

Your happiness is up to you

“I don't want to earn my living; I want to live.”

Oscar Wilde



Yesterday I had coffee with someone I hope will become a new friend. He is highly educated, still young and is interested in serving others. He is in a temporary job…


Added by Ray on April 29, 2014 at 2:46am — No Comments

We need you, please take care of yourself

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.

Spanish Proverb

I have been reminded recently of the importance of not letting yourself believe what you want things to be rather than what they are. I am thinking specifically of…


Added by Ray on April 28, 2014 at 2:37am — No Comments

I have done it

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”

William Londen



Just yesterday I wrote that I had rebalanced my obligations limiting my activities to…


Added by Ray on April 25, 2014 at 2:36am — No Comments

I wish you peace

Wishing you peace in your heart today and always...



I went to a foreign affairs lecture yesterday and ran into a number of friends and acquaintances. I was asked by most where I have been, not knowing about my midwinter major health problems and my…


Added by Ray on April 24, 2014 at 4:12am — No Comments

Today is the best day of my life, your;s too?

The best moments of my life are the moments, that I spent along with you.

Samuel Jebaraj



I have had the good fortune lately to meet or connect with a few people as a result of their being readers of the Daily. While I consider…


Added by Ray on April 23, 2014 at 2:36am — No Comments

It is not always easy being me

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.

Jim Rohn



I am often asked why I go to the gym at 5 AM weekday mornings. Especially since it means I have to get up very early to distribute that day’s…


Added by Ray on April 22, 2014 at 2:49am — No Comments

Mother nature has done her part now it is up to us

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

Rainer Maria Rilke


Easter is behind us. The Lenten fasting is over and in my part of the world spring has sprung in a big way. The sun has brought us coatless weather and so much more. Our…


Added by Ray on April 21, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments

Clear your mind

The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?”

Steve Schulte

We all know how much clutter in our personal space can be distracting and result in inefficiencies. While I do seem to attract clutter I find that mind clutter is much worse. I often find my mind…


Added by Ray on April 18, 2014 at 2:25am — No Comments

Share your enthusiasm

"Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier."

Susan Rabin



Have you noticed over the years how winners and the most interesting people are overflowing with enthusiasm? I know many people how fail in their job searches…


Added by Ray on April 17, 2014 at 2:26am — No Comments

Have you done a self inventory lately?

When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.



I asked an old friend yesterday morning if she really knew herself. The reason for the question was because she is still young and ready to invest in her future. She has a diverse…


Added by Ray on April 16, 2014 at 5:19am — No Comments

They can be if you let them

Why don't you start believing that no matter what you have or haven't done, that your best days are still out in front of you.

Zahid Abas



I know we have talked about it before but I often wonder if some of the people I meet are…


Added by Ray on April 15, 2014 at 2:37am — No Comments

Thanks, I was overwhelmed

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

G.K. Chesterton



Wow! Thanks!

I have been distributing my Daily for fourteen years and…


Added by Ray on April 14, 2014 at 2:51am — No Comments

Our sixty-first year together

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.

Swedish Proverb



1953 Highlights

Average Cost of new house  $9.550.00 

Average wages per year …


Added by Ray on April 11, 2014 at 2:37am — No Comments

You are you know

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.


Yesterday I shared with you that the most successful people I have met in my lifetime have been both humble and driven. In that same vein I would like to share with you some thoughts of author…


Added by Ray on April 10, 2014 at 3:20am — No Comments

Be quitely great

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.




One of the things I am grateful for is the people I have met and interacted with over the years. Between the work I did with Kiwanis, UNICEF, my…


Added by Ray on April 9, 2014 at 2:44am — No Comments

So how's it going?

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

Francesca Reigler

So how is it going? I hope you are finding as much happiness as I am. I have been amazed in recent years by how much my happiness depends on…


Added by Ray on April 8, 2014 at 2:53am — No Comments

Come join in the fun

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama



Even though I often don’t realize how old I am I am at the point where almost everyone I know and interact with is younger than I am, in fact most…


Added by Ray on April 7, 2014 at 2:48am — No Comments

Tell her thanks

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Jacques Maritain



You know what I think is really neat? It is observing other people doing their best to make life a little better for someone else. Many of these acts of caring…


Added by Ray on April 4, 2014 at 2:42am — No Comments

Howdy Neighboor

“I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.

Do you know your next door neighbor?”

Mother Teresa

OK so I decided I would not put off my procrastination prevention program (PPP). So I took the list and then the piles and then…


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

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