Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
I spent most of yesterday undergoing a wide variety of tests to determine the source of my internal problems. I got some bad news and some great news. The bad news is that I will have surgery early next…Continue
Added by Ray on June 28, 2013 at 2:55am — No Comments
“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.”
Sometimes it is easier to go with the flow than it is to buck the current, today is one of those days for me. I have been experiencing some…Continue
Added by Ray on June 27, 2013 at 3:43am — No Comments
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
One of the things I am most grateful for was the discovery some years ago that happiness does not lie at the end of the rainbow but rather exists along the journey if we see…Continue
Added by Ray on June 26, 2013 at 3:38am — No Comments
When you are through changing, you are through.
I wish these were easier times for some of the people I meet. So often the setbacks they have experienced mostly through no fault of their own have taken them to a lonely place. It is as if the…Continue
Added by Ray on June 25, 2013 at 2:48am — No Comments
In summer, the song sings itself.
William Carlos Williams
Here we are summer with all it has to offer us in the Northern Hemisphere, sun, heat and more. This summer will be especially active for me besides my usual efforts to beat the heat. I have two grandsons…Continue
Added by Ray on June 24, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments
“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.”
I think too many of us get so locked into our routine that life starts to become boring to the…Continue
Added by Ray on June 21, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
Wow, we picked up seven new subscribers yesterday and three are from outside the US. So wouldn’t you know it I am running behind with a full…Continue
Added by Ray on June 20, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Fr. Jerome Cummings
If you have been reading the Daily for any time at all you know my hobby is making and collecting new friends. For me they provide so much as they share their views, successes, failures, joys…Continue
Added by Ray on June 19, 2013 at 2:42am — No Comments
I am a quick study - I can memorize a script in an hour - but I can't remember a name three seconds.
OK, I’ll admit it I have gone into memory overload. I am sure that is the reason why I keep having so much trouble remembering names, even the names of…Continue
Added by Ray on June 18, 2013 at 2:51am — No Comments
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
I have written lately about the barriers to accomplishment that we create in the name of perfection. I have also…Continue
Added by Ray on June 17, 2013 at 2:43am — No Comments
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Yesterday I shared a letter that was forwarded to me by a retired professor friend that talked about the best part of aging was the freedom to do whatever took your…Continue
Added by Ray on June 14, 2013 at 2:32am — No Comments
“It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.”
As you know I have often reported that my life has never been better even though I have had to depend on more medical intervention than I would have liked. The fuel for enjoying life at my age is the…Continue
Added by Ray on June 13, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments
If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am sometimes criticized for my having an excess of enthusiasm. I am not sure where it comes from but as long as I can remember I have talked each…Continue
Added by Ray on June 12, 2013 at 2:24am — No Comments
“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.”
Michael J. Fox
Last week two of my friends talked about how burdensome perfectionism can be. These are both talented people but like so many others I know feel guilty if…Continue
Added by Ray on June 11, 2013 at 4:29am — No Comments
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
William Somerset Maugham
The good news is that I’m over last week’s illness; the bad news is that I had a different internal plumbing problem yesterday that provided me little sleep. I…Continue
Added by Ray on June 10, 2013 at 3:17am — No Comments
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Henry Stanley Haskins
Rather than me rambling this morning I want to offer something written by Marc Chernoff that I think is worth our time. The Daily is longer today…Continue
Added by Ray on June 7, 2013 at 2:46am — No Comments
Don't let one bad day ruin everything for you. Tomorrow is a new day.
Good morning, It will be especially good for me for I have improved to the point I will be adventuring out to attend a Salvation Army Donut Day event. So hopefully my recent semi-bad days are behind me. I still have…Continue
Added by Ray on June 6, 2013 at 1:43am — No Comments
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
I am still in recovery mode but have medicines that seem to be kicking in and while I am still not…Continue
Added by Ray on June 5, 2013 at 3:05am — No Comments
Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's greatest gifts.
I woke up last night and for some reason found myself thinking of the people I have met over the years that had a great capacity to care with few…Continue
Added by Ray on June 4, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worthwhile.
George Bernard Shaw
Monday already, time seems to be rushing by. Although I must say I had a heck of a week last week. The best part was that my two daughters who were born a little less…Continue
Added by Ray on June 3, 2013 at 5:33am — No Comments