“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
I was not too sure about myself the last couple of days. I allowed myself to get upset about one of those events we all encounter from time to time. My Sunday paper was delivered with a section missing which normally would…Continue
Added by Ray on July 31, 2012 at 3:16am — No Comments
When you know you are doing your very best within the circumstances of your existence, applaud yourself!
The other day I shared with you how surprised I was that so many people don’t realize just how good they really are. Every day we perform various tasks without necessarily thinking of them as…Continue
Added by Ray on July 30, 2012 at 2:38am — No Comments
We're given second chances every day of our life.
We don't usually take them, but they're there for the taking.
Andrew M. Greeley
I had a full day yesterday a couple of meetings, a presentation to a nearby Kiwanis club and then the afternoon at the hospital getting the last IV in my…Continue
Added by Ray on July 27, 2012 at 2:44am — No Comments
“The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”
Have you noticed how the faultless spend so much time finding fault with others that they never have time to see their own? I sometimes think their isolation is because of their perfection when in…Continue
Added by Ray on July 26, 2012 at 3:04am — No Comments
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw.
The other day I shared with you that I really have little time for unhappiness. I decided some time ago that I was not going to waste my time and energy on searching for things to complain about, rather I have chosen to…Continue
Added by Ray on July 25, 2012 at 2:58am — No Comments
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Why is it that so many people are better than they think they are? I honestly believe that many of the folks I meet who seem depressed and…Continue
Added by Ray on July 24, 2012 at 3:34am — No Comments
“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”
The other day I asked someone to join me in a visit to see a friend of mine that neither of us has seen in many years. I was taken aback by the bitter response I got hearing my friend say that they never would due to resentment for…Continue
Added by Ray on July 23, 2012 at 2:31am — No Comments
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
I have had a really productive week considering my hospital sessions but I am a little worn out. So with your permission I am rewarding myself with a three day weekend starting right now. I have asked the computer to send you something to read today…Continue
Added by Ray on July 20, 2012 at 2:41am — No Comments
“Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It's the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs.”
I am so glad that there is no such thing as global warming, at least that is what a lot of people tell me, for it would be awful if it were. Right now where I live…Continue
Added by Ray on July 19, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments
"We can go through our whole lives worrying about our future happiness, and totally miss where true peace lives- right here, right now."
As I am sure you know by now I decided long ago that I was not going to dwell on those things that create anxiety and unhappiness. My life has been great ever…Continue
Added by Ray on July 18, 2012 at 2:59am — No Comments
To stop jumping to conclusions is like any life skill. It takes practice. And practice makes perfect.
Yesterday I was listening to the BBC and heard an African say he was concerned that so many of us think of Africa as a continent devastated by famine and AIDs. He went on to say that we never seem to spend the time to go below the…Continue
Added by Ray on July 17, 2012 at 2:53am — No Comments
"You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there."
Edwin Louis Cole
Lately I am running into more and more folks who are so overloaded that all they do is run just to keep up. I too have sometimes have taken on so much that I had a hard time…Continue
Added by Ray on July 16, 2012 at 2:47am — No Comments
“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it”
I had another full day yesterday but also found myself in an energy funk so it was not easy to make it to the end of it but I did. Happily I picked up a new friend in the process so that was good. When I got home from the hospital I slumped but made dinner and…Continue
Added by Ray on July 13, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments
"Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another."
Yesterday was a greater challenge than I thought it would be. I started at 4:45 AM and spent most of the day at the hospital complex. Between the tests,…Continue
Added by Ray on July 12, 2012 at 4:11am — No Comments
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
Elwyn Brooks White
I have a big day with the medicos today, a hematology center for tests followed by a visit to the hospital…Continue
Added by Ray on July 11, 2012 at 3:05am — No Comments
"Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It require you to connect today's actions to tomorrow's results. There's a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which."
Gary Ryan Blair
My docs called today and added one more inoculation to my monthly routine, this one is to help me…Continue
Added by Ray on July 10, 2012 at 2:49am — No Comments
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
I got some bad news on Friday when I visited my hematologist for tests. The results showed that my blood medications were not doing the job and that my hemoglobin was substantially below normal. The good news is that they found that my…Continue
Added by Ray on July 9, 2012 at 3:02am — No Comments
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
My goodness, another weekend already, I hope you make the most of it and relax. I know it has not…Continue
Added by Ray on July 6, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
"The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you. It will produce wonders in your life."
I had lunch the other day with the head of an organization that is dedicated to identifying and…Continue
Added by Ray on July 5, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments
Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you.
I had lunch with a longtime friend yesterday who was distraught because so many people were telling…Continue
Added by Ray on July 3, 2012 at 5:34am — No Comments