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June 2011 Blog Posts (20)

I am so glad I know you

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone.  A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.

Samuel Johnson




One of the advantages that you have when you get be as old as I am is that you have…


Added by Ray on June 30, 2011 at 4:47am — No Comments

I wish you peace

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.





I had breakfast with a new friend yesterday and we talked briefly about people we have observed that are finding life really tough. Many seem to have just given up on themselves. Every day I hear more and…


Added by Ray on June 29, 2011 at 4:47am — No Comments

I do appreciate you!

Be humble, be big in mind and soul, be kindly; you will like yourself that way and so will other people.

Norman Vincent Peale




It is another one of those days; I did not get the Daily written before I left for a meeting and a new friend acquisition. When I got…


Added by Ray on June 28, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

Will you remember in the morning?

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself. If all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.

Simone de Beauvoir




As I was looking for inspiration for today’s Daily I stumbled across this poem that was shared by a wise…


Added by Ray on June 27, 2011 at 3:01am — No Comments

What have you decided to do?

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”

Denis Waitley




Have you noticed how many people seem to just drop out these days? Some appear to hide while others just give up. Many have…


Added by Ray on June 24, 2011 at 4:38am — No Comments

Thanks Mel

Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful. 

Author Unknown




I had breakfast yesterday morning with one of my favorite people. She is doing great work building bridges between the Salvation Army, businesses, other…


Added by Ray on June 22, 2011 at 4:57am — No Comments

What I learned yesterday

All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me... I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind even after its decay. How great must be your joy, therefore, to have given birth to me.

Egon Schiele




Yesterday while I was at the hospital getting an IV I…


Added by Ray on June 21, 2011 at 8:05am — No Comments

Has it really been that long?

“You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.”

Charles F. Kettering


I have to leave early this morning to go to the hospital for my semi-annual Iron IV. It always fortifies my blood, improves my stamina with only minor residual attraction to magnetic fields. In any case the appointment does not leave me much Daily time, at least that is my rationale and I am sticking to it. So my friends…


Added by Ray on June 20, 2011 at 5:17am — No Comments

How old are you really?

Live your life and forget your age.

Norman Vincent Peale




I was at a meeting the other day where I said that I now know that age cannot be measured by the years you have lived. What I meant was that the process of aging slows down or speeds up not as much by the…


Added by Ray on June 17, 2011 at 7:42am — No Comments

There is good news

Give us, O give us, the man who sings at his work! Be his occupation what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same time -- he will do it better, he will persevere longer. One is scarcely sensible of fatigue whilst he marches to music.

Thomas Carlyle




Added by Ray on June 16, 2011 at 5:35am — No Comments

Make your day

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future.  I live now.

Ralph Waldo Emerson




I am on my way early this morning to my annual physical followed by a trip downtown to lunch with my son which is one of my great pleasures. I have a few things to do…


Added by Ray on June 15, 2011 at 4:11am — No Comments

Take a chance - Enjoy life

Don't refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase - that's what wild geese are for.




Over the years I have received many “Tips for life” lists. Every once in a while I like to visit one to pick up some suggestions and reminders. I did that again this morning and choose a few off a…


Added by Ray on June 14, 2011 at 7:21am — No Comments

Exercise your funny bone everyday

People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.”

Norman Cousins




As I am sure you know by now, I feel that a sense of humor is one of the most important attributes exhibited by the happy person. For…


Added by Ray on June 13, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

Let's enjoy our weekend

Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Helen Keller




Here we are the end of another week, I hope yours was as good as mine has been. My health continues to improve and I am sure grateful for that. I…


Added by Ray on June 10, 2011 at 5:18am — No Comments

Maybe Technology Anonymous is the answer

“Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology”

John Tudor




If you are like am all the technology we have available to distract us these days puts us at risk of not getting much important stuff done. I get e-mail,…


Added by Ray on June 9, 2011 at 5:05am — No Comments

She gave all she could.

"I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate."

Elbert Hubbard




I have been thinking a lot lately about those folks in my country and other countries who live on the margins. Wheat prices double and my…


Added by Ray on June 7, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments

Thank You Bob!

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




The daughter of an old friend of mine let me know that her dad has just passed away. He was a colleague from my…


Added by Ray on June 6, 2011 at 5:03am — No Comments

Eat your pudding

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Howard Thurman




I sometimes wonder if too many of us live our lives asking others…


Added by Ray on June 3, 2011 at 7:31am — No Comments

I wish you joy!

"Remember to light the candle of joy daily and all the gloom will disappear from your life."

Djwhal Khul




Good news from two of my Doc’s so far this week. First my urologist said my plumbing is good to go for another year, go being the operative…


Added by Ray on June 2, 2011 at 4:31am — No Comments


No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

Barbara de Angelis




As you know I am a big believer in our ability to choose or at least influence…


Added by Ray on June 1, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

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