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May 2014 Blog Posts (16)

Stress is not welcome here

"It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it."

Hans Selye



It has been a heck of a week here for us. We had our water heater go and it cost a bundle to replace and install. Our plumbing apparently suffered from the…


Added by Ray on May 30, 2014 at 5:09am — No Comments

Thoughts for today

All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.

I have a full plate today so the wisest thing for me to do is again revisit the past and send you a Daily that we published years ago. Now we both should go have a great day. See you tomorrow.

Ray’s Daily first…


Added by Ray on May 29, 2014 at 3:53am — No Comments

How do you count your life?

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

John Lennon



Yesterday I shared with you how impressed I have been with my friend who recently lost a leg. As I had he has chosen to see the positive…


Added by Ray on May 28, 2014 at 2:45am — No Comments

Tomorrow is waiting for us, we get to decide what it will be like

Don't miss the sunshine because you're thinking of the rain. Stay positive, focused and present!

Ricardo Housham



A number of weeks ago I shared with you that I have a friend who had a major medical problem which…


Added by Ray on May 27, 2014 at 2:32am — No Comments

Thanks for the memories

We do not remember days; we remember moments.

Cesare Pavese



Today is my countries annual Memorial Day, a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The…


Added by Ray on May 26, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments

We don't have to be like them

People who fight fire with fire end up with only the ashes of their own integrity.

Michael Josephson



I don’t know about you but I am concerned with how many people seem to believe freedom of speech includes the freedom to lie…


Added by Ray on May 23, 2014 at 2:12am — No Comments

Don't let today spoil tomorrow

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.


Last week I encountered another temporary health setback. I treat these interruptions as temporary events knowing that they…


Added by Ray on May 22, 2014 at 3:46am — No Comments

It really is everything

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.

Hans Selye

I am glad to be back, while last week was good I did have some medical issues that really slowed me down. Today my Pulmonologist added some meds that will help but the real culprit…


Added by Ray on May 21, 2014 at 4:52am — No Comments

Ray's Back

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

Rabindranath Tagore



Hi everyone, as you can see I made it back from my assignment which took me to the Caribbean…


Added by Ray on May 20, 2014 at 4:39am — No Comments

Ray has left the building, he said to say goodbye

Note: Ray is going on special assignment for a week or so.

The daily will resume publication when he returns.


Today is all you, you will never get this day back, so give it all you got, be all you can be and have fun just being.

Ricardo Housham…


Added by Ray on May 9, 2014 at 4:54am — No Comments

Stay young and enjoy life

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

William Feather



Yesterday I shared with you that I appreciated how I could now put available time to good use. Good use to me does not mean doing more of the same things…


Added by Ray on May 8, 2014 at 3:38am — No Comments

I am still learning

Let us strive to improve ourselves, for we cannot remain stationary; one either progresses or retrogrades.

Mme. Du Deffand



One of the side effects of retirement is uncommitted time in our personal bank. There is hardly a day that…


Added by Ray on May 7, 2014 at 2:35am — No Comments

Thank you Mr. Berlin

Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.

Irving Berlin

Last Sunday I had the good fortune of attending a performance of I Love a Piano by the Actors Theatre of Indiana. The show is a musical revue made up entirely of…


Added by Ray on May 6, 2014 at 3:15am — No Comments

He is a great role model

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”

W. Clement Stone



One of my son-in-laws father recently had a…


Added by Ray on May 5, 2014 at 2:42am — No Comments

Thanks for making a difference

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James



As time has gone by and some of my abilities have diminished I wonder if what I can do is enough. As an example my recent health problems and doctors’ orders have…


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

Happy Mayday

The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.

Edwin Way Teale



I just have a few random thoughts to share today and then I am going to plagiarize myself and extract some Mayday thoughts from a past…


Added by Ray on May 1, 2014 at 2:02am — No Comments

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