“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.”
Do you ever get down in the dumps? I do, but fortunately not for long. When my…Continue
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You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
I was at an open house the other day talking to a priest who knows my grandson who just graduated…Continue
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Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
I am writing to you this morning from a desk loaded with accumulated things I should get…Continue
Added by Ray on May 27, 2015 at 2:09am — No Comments
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Here we go again another week, a short…Continue
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Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
It is another one of those days. Yesterday was full…Continue
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As we grow older the beauty steals inward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are as old as I am you have learned that that your perspective changes as the years roll by.…Continue
Added by Ray on May 21, 2015 at 1:52am — No Comments
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
I think some of my friends focus too much on what is…Continue
Added by Ray on May 20, 2015 at 3:32am — No Comments
“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
Shannon L. Alder
I was talking to one of my favorite restaurant workers the other day…Continue
Added by Ray on May 19, 2015 at 3:14am — No Comments
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
I hope last week was a good one for you and that this week will be even…Continue
Added by Ray on May 18, 2015 at 3:40am — No Comments
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
I was with a friend the other day who thought they had more bad days than good days. This disturbed me somewhat as I know we all occasionally…Continue
Added by Ray on May 15, 2015 at 3:08am — No Comments
When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
Lee Ann Womack
Why do so many of us seem to feel we would be happier if we were someone else? We really don’t have to feel that or moving to a Pacific Island holds the secret to…Continue
Added by Ray on May 14, 2015 at 3:34am — No Comments
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
I had breakfast yesterday with a flight attendant…Continue
Added by Ray on May 13, 2015 at 2:19am — No Comments
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Many of us feel that we can find something to commit to that will…Continue
Added by Ray on May 12, 2015 at 2:33am — No Comments
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Last Saturday evening I was at a restaurant with my wife and my oldest daughter when an altercation broke out…Continue
Added by Ray on May 11, 2015 at 4:14am — No Comments
“The control center of your life is your attitude.”
A long-time good friend of mine told me he was recently hospitalized and found that he has cancer. We talked for a bit and shared beliefs and I…Continue
Added by Ray on May 8, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments
Why should we worry about what others think of us; Do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do in our own?
Hi everyone, I was out and about yesterday for most of the time and came home totally worn out.…Continue
Added by Ray on May 7, 2015 at 3:28am — No Comments
“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”
I hope you are doing well. I am, at least I am getting my energy back after it took a brief vacation while my body made a couple of hospital visits in the last month or so. This morning I am off to the gym…Continue
Added by Ray on May 6, 2015 at 3:54am — No Comments
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
As I have watched events over the recent past I have been dismayed by…Continue
Added by Ray on May 5, 2015 at 3:25am — No Comments
Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.
One of the great things about spring where I live is that you don’t have to go far to enjoy the warmth and beauty of the season. It is not only the…Continue
Added by Ray on May 4, 2015 at 1:42am — No Comments
“Civility costs nothing and buys everything.”
Mary Worley Montagu
While today is May Day it is another one of those days where I am running behind so I am going back to…Continue
Added by Ray on May 1, 2015 at 2:21am — No Comments