Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
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…Continue
Added by Ray on April 30, 2014 at 2:42am — No Comments
“I don't want to earn my living; I want to live.”
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…Continue
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A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
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…Continue
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“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”
Just yesterday I wrote that I had rebalanced my obligations limiting my activities to…Continue
Added by Ray on April 25, 2014 at 2:36am — No Comments
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…Continue
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The best moments of my life are the moments, that I spent along with you.
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…Continue
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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Ray on April 21, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments
The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?”
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…Continue
Added by Ray on April 18, 2014 at 2:25am — No Comments
"Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier."
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
I know we have talked about it before but I often wonder if some of the people I meet are…Continue
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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
I have been distributing my Daily for fourteen years and…Continue
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Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
Average Cost of new house $9.550.00
Average wages per year …Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Ray on April 10, 2014 at 3:20am — No Comments
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…Continue
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“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”
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…Continue
Added by Ray on April 8, 2014 at 2:53am — No Comments
Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
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…Continue
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Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
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…Continue
Added by Ray on April 4, 2014 at 2:42am — No Comments
“I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?”
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…Continue
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