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May 2011 Blog Posts (17)

Tomorrow it starts

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll




May 30th has come and gone and tomorrow will be…


Added by Ray on May 31, 2011 at 5:27am — No Comments


I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day.

Elwyn Brooks White




My family’s graduation season finished last night when we attended my youngest grandsons graduation from…


Added by Ray on May 27, 2011 at 8:05am — No Comments

Even the little things count!

"Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives."

Victor Hugo




I think Steve Brunkhorst understands better than I do what I…


Added by Ray on May 26, 2011 at 4:31am — No Comments

I appreciate all that you do!

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mohandas Gandhi




It seems like humanity is being confronted more each day by natural and man-made disasters. Earthquakes, tornados, riots, floods and war are impacting more of our fellow…


Added by Ray on May 25, 2011 at 4:24am — No Comments

I've made some big ones!

“A man's errors are his portals of discovery.”

James Joyce




Yesterday I shared with you my concern about two friends who have had some really bad luck that has culminated in their having difficulty putting the past behind them. As I reflected on their plight I…


Added by Ray on May 24, 2011 at 4:55am — No Comments

Ready, set, restart!

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

Mary Engelbreit




I recently had conversations with two different friends who are burdened with a combination of grief over the loss of a loved one, job frustration,…


Added by Ray on May 23, 2011 at 4:23am — No Comments

Would you like to join us?

That best portion of a good man's life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. 

William Wordsworth




I spent a fun filled hour yesterday with the good people of my Kiwanis Club and some special friends of mine as we had fun buying things…


Added by Ray on May 20, 2011 at 4:19am — No Comments

I failed again!

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.




Those of you who know me realize that I fail intelligence tests with some regularity. Yesterday was a good example. I was told by my doc’s that I should take it relatively easy for a week or so until my surgery…


Added by Ray on May 19, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments

Ride the wave, you'll be glad you did!

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."

Henry David Thoreau




Today I am re-launching. My energy is rapidly returning and I am going to get out and attend a couple of lectures, pick up some groceries and…


Added by Ray on May 18, 2011 at 5:24am — No Comments

I am on my way!

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.

It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”




Things are great! I was out of the hospital after getting my new Pacemaker put in place yesterday afternoon and spent the rest of the day and…


Added by Ray on May 17, 2011 at 6:40am — No Comments

Beep Beep

Have you noticed how many people are so busy doing nothing that they never have enough time to do something?

We don’t have to regret what we didn’t do if we start now to do the things we may have missed.





At last it…


Added by Ray on May 13, 2011 at 4:26am — No Comments

Big Monday for Ray coming up

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.

William Shakespeare




All my tests went well yesterday and it appears that all of my problems since early April have been due to my Pacemaker not fully functioning. I feel fortunate that there are no…


Added by Ray on May 12, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

Ray's Big Day

It's our attitude in life that determines life's attitude toward us.

Earl Nightingale




I have an overwhelming schedule today. I have an early meeting to pick up items for a charity auction and then cardiac tests at  the hospital. After that I’ll meet with my…


Added by Ray on May 11, 2011 at 5:13am — No Comments

Are you satisfied with the world you built?

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

Maria Robinson




I recently read the following on wikiHow:


While being skeptical can be a healthy way to avoid getting taken advantage of, being…


Added by Ray on May 10, 2011 at 6:53am — No Comments

Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.       I have bad news and good news. It appears that my recent maladies are due to a failing Pacemaker. I will be goi…

Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.




I have bad news and good news. It appears that my recent maladies are due to a failing Pacemaker. I will be going in for some additional tests on Wednesday and will meet with my Cardiologist to schedule…


Added by Ray on May 9, 2011 at 7:40am — No Comments

come slide with me

Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold.  But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.

Douglas Pagels




I am still…


Added by Ray on May 6, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments

Ray's Back

There's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.”

Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

I am back finally! I have been under the weather for a few weeks and was ill during my brief soirée into the Caribbean and am now on the mend. But the primary reason for the Ray’s Daily hiatus has been the loss of my primary computer and other complications. I am now on a super wiz bang new system with new software I… Continue

Added by Ray on May 5, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

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