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May 2012 Blog Posts (20)

Farewell dear friends

"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back.  May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields.  And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand."

Irish Blessing

Well gang it is that time again when we have to shut down Ray’s Daily for a while. The…


Added by Ray on May 28, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Thank you Lewis

Each morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most.


One of the things that really gives me pleasure is hearing from a reader of the Daily, especially if it is a message from an old friend. A couple of days ago I got the following from someone I met on a New England cruise more than…


Added by Ray on May 25, 2012 at 3:07am — No Comments

Do you know how good you are?

Accept everything about yourself--I mean everything, you are you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

Clark Moustakas

Yesterday and today are loaded with meetings and opportunities for service all which take place soon after my 5 AM workouts. I looked on my things-to-do list and…


Added by Ray on May 24, 2012 at 3:09am — No Comments

Enjoy your life

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather

As many of you know I am actively involved in the Indianapolis senior community. And as the years have gone by I have been inspired by how folks who are well up in years have continued to stay vibrant…


Added by Ray on May 23, 2012 at 3:16am — No Comments

Are you finding joy?

"The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away."

Pablo Picasso

I had lunch with a friend yesterday who is leading an effort to show young children that good food and healthy lifestyles can be fun besides being good for you. She recruits volunteers to work with the children in…


Added by Ray on May 22, 2012 at 3:10am — No Comments

Practice makes perfect

“We've got everything we need right here, and everything we need is enough.”

Jack Johnson

I hope your weekend went well, mine did. I think one of the reasons it did was there were no unhappy people sharing their woes and asking for the secret of happiness. When I tell folks who spend their days in anger or…


Added by Ray on May 21, 2012 at 3:05am — No Comments

Respect Pays

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”

Albert Einstein

Things are going well here I hope they are with you too. I am looking forward to the weekend and hope to meet with some of my favorite folks.

Today rather than offering something of…


Added by Ray on May 18, 2012 at 3:15am — No Comments

Thank you Joe!

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Kahlil Gibran



Good morning everyone. I had a full day yesterday and today will be the same, so since I am sure you do not want…


Added by Ray on May 17, 2012 at 3:04am — No Comments

I love spare minutes

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.


I sure am glad that I don’t buy things that are guaranteed for life for if I did there would be a contract out on my life from industry. In the past few weeks our washing machine died and provided a reason…


Added by Ray on May 16, 2012 at 3:04am — No Comments

I hope your day is as good as mine will be

"Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life."

Tennessee Williams


I think Williams is right, enthusiasm is the key to truly getting the most out of life. When we forge ahead with optimistic energy we build the momentum that results in our accomplishing much more than we ever could if…


Added by Ray on May 15, 2012 at 3:01am — No Comments

My valuables are weightless

“Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.”

Douglas Adams



I worked at the Central Indiana…


Added by Ray on May 14, 2012 at 2:55am — No Comments

Food for thought

“Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act.”

Leonard Cohen



I am running a little late this morning so back to the past again today. Here is a copy of the Daily I first published on May 11, 2005



Added by Ray on May 11, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments

We just have to keep going

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."

Walter Elliot



I learned a long time ago that perseverance is one of the most important behaviors exhibited by successful people. I know in my early years when I flew around the country…


Added by Ray on May 10, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments

Today is going to be great

“Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.”

Denis Waitley

Boy am I glad yesterday is over. I had a little bit of difficulty doing my cardio stuff and had to slow down. I figured since it was only 5:30 AM and the…


Added by Ray on May 9, 2012 at 2:55am — No Comments

I believe in you, do you?

Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.

Mark Victor Hansen



I am off on another whirlwind day. Of course I’ll start with about an hour of exercise at my new home away from home, my local YMCA. Then…


Added by Ray on May 8, 2012 at 2:52am — No Comments

Spring Markets! Life is good

“By ten o'clock, the sidewalk looks like the Fourth of July parade. Mama minds the cash box while Daddy and Mitch go to haul more tomatoes and peppers from the truck. The basket of beans is almost empty, so I fill it up again.”

Paul Brett Johnson



I now feel that spring has…


Added by Ray on May 7, 2012 at 3:12am — No Comments

Bye Ray, have fun

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is around 4 AM and I am taking my sore body off to the workout center to do about an hour of cardiopulmonary exercises. Then home to snack, change and get going to my pulmonologist (lung guy) to let him praise my weight loss and…


Added by Ray on May 4, 2012 at 3:13am — No Comments


“There is no problem unless we choose to make it one, so think carefully before you act.”

David Marshall

I had breakfast yesterday with two of my favorite community leaders. Much of our conversation centered on the difficulty many seniors have making the transition from the world of work to an often…


Added by Ray on May 3, 2012 at 3:13am — No Comments

Ray's rambling again

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."

Thornton Wilder

I hope you don’t mind if I ramble a little today, if you do, sorry I am going to anyway.

First I have started my strength training on top of my cardiovascular exercise program. I am at the…


Added by Ray on May 2, 2012 at 5:16am — No Comments

I enjoy the puzzle, I hope you do too

“We are one big family of people, trying to make our way through the unfolding puzzle of life.”

Sara Paddison



I was taking a tour of the archive where I keep pieces that I have saved over the years and I found the following and liked it, so I will share it with…


Added by Ray on May 1, 2012 at 3:21am — No Comments

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