“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
As my wife and I age we find that there are some things that are far more difficult than they once…Continue
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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
I won’t be able to work out this morning as I am off to an early dentist appointment in a close by city. I am also a little slow so I am sending you a copy of the Daily I wrote twelve years ago. I would say the same today.
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A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
John Henry Newman
I know I have shared with you my dislike for the unrealistic desire to be perfect that holds so many people back…Continue
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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Years ago I told the head of one of my states most important…Continue
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Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
One of the best benefits of my life in the last ten years or so has been how…Continue
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We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I wish more of us realized that it is never over until it is over. I worry about many of the people I know around my age who seem…Continue
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Sometimes you don't realize how good the good old days were until they're gone.
Yesterday I mentioned that I had grown up, like everyone else my age, without air-conditioning and other things we nowcall necessities. Looking back now life seemed…Continue
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Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
Today is the first full day of summer where I live. We will have our longest day of sun for this year.…Continue
Added by Ray on June 21, 2016 at 2:41am — No Comments
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Yesterday was Father’s Day in my country and my daughters took my wife and me to…Continue
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“Man is what he believes – believe in yourself”
I am sure that like mine some of your days are not all that great. I long ago decided that when I have…Continue
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“What will you do today, that will make it a day to remember?”
I had breakfast with a friend the…Continue
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I love making new friends and I respect people for a lot of different reasons.
As I got older and somewhat wiser I realized that I was often too quick to judge other people. As time wore on and as I learned to pay…Continue
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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
I recently stumbled across a story that helped me realize that I don’t say “Thank You” enough. I don’t men…Continue
Added by Ray on June 14, 2016 at 1:35am — No Comments
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
My good friend and Past Kiwanis International President Dr. Wil Blechman sent me a piece that…Continue
Added by Ray on June 13, 2016 at 2:58am — No Comments
"The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind." William Wordsworth
At my age fast is often elusive but that’s not all that bad. There is a lot that I didn’t see and enjoy in years past. It is almost as if I am on a constant sabbatical…Continue
Added by Ray on June 10, 2016 at 1:32am — No Comments
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
Listening to one of our presumptive presidential candidates has been painful. It…Continue
Added by Ray on June 9, 2016 at 1:28am — No Comments
“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”
When I wake up each morning I spend a little time thinking about what in the day will make me happy. I find by not letting my mind…Continue
Added by Ray on June 8, 2016 at 1:57am — No Comments
"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have decided that I am at an age where how I see my world and the folks in it allows me to see what I might have overlooked in…Continue
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People ask me, when was my best time? I always say, 'Today.'
Last Saturday night I attended a surprise birthday party for my oldest daughter at a local…Continue
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There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
The only good thing about the last 24 hours has been that I was sick enough with intestinal problems that the…Continue
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