This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
I shared with you the other day the importance I placed on getting our fellow citizens engaged in the effort to make our community a better place. The key word is “engaged,” which means to me…Continue
Added by Ray on July 31, 2013 at 2:38am — No Comments
Today, give yourself permission to be outrageously kind, irrationally warm, improbably generous. I promise it will be a blast.
I hope all is well with you. I am a little worn out from a really full day yesterday and not looking forward to eliminating…Continue
Added by Ray on July 30, 2013 at 5:35am — No Comments
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
John Quincy Adams
At a meeting the other day I participated in a discussion on what we need to do to avoid problems in our city while focusing on developing…Continue
Added by Ray on July 29, 2013 at 2:49am — No Comments
“To him who is determined it remains only to act.”
As you know I usually am at the YMCA every weekday morning at 5 AM when they open. Mondays and Wednesdays have been especially pleasant as Jonas, a part time employee who opened the center on…Continue
Added by Ray on July 26, 2013 at 2:32am — No Comments
“We will either find a way, or make one.”
Yesterday I suggested that we should not let externally imposed barriers keep us from moving ahead with our lives. When we encounter them we just have to find a way around them, through them or over them. If we…Continue
Added by Ray on July 25, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
The other day I suggested that one of the secrets of a happy life was the ability to stay nimble and agile as our world changes. Once we realize that the most practical way to travel is not always in a…Continue
Added by Ray on July 24, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments
“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”
I sure find my life interesting. Yesterday I had two blood draws and one med change. Last Friday I got a call from one of my specialty health teams reporting…Continue
Added by Ray on July 23, 2013 at 2:48am — No Comments
Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
Last week I advocated clearing the decks so I would have more time to read, relax and do some constructive thinking. I was pretty successful in the workload…Continue
Added by Ray on July 22, 2013 at 2:33am — No Comments
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
We have talked a lot lately about taking control of our lives. Things like making sure we give ourselves time for what is important to us and clearing our minds of the clutter that so often…Continue
Added by Ray on July 19, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments
Write a lot, live a little, clear your mind. Make mistakes, be happy, live on edge, and enjoy the ride that life offers.
I have talked lately about how we might benefit if we gave ourselves more time to do things we like by setting priorities and eliminating some of the things we do…Continue
Added by Ray on July 18, 2013 at 2:27am — No Comments
“Everything comes too late for those who only wait.”
Yesterday I shared with you that I need more quiet time in my life as well as more uncommitted time that can be used as I wish. Later as I thought about it I again realized how time is finite…Continue
Added by Ray on July 17, 2013 at 3:12am — No Comments
One of the best gifts you can give yourself is quiet time with yourself. If you listen, the silence speaks volumes.
I realized recently that I am not reading as much as I use to and that my favorite periodicals are piling up waiting to be read. I have also noticed that since I got my…Continue
Added by Ray on July 16, 2013 at 2:51am — No Comments
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
C. S. Lewis
I have been in conversation with a few different friends lately who seem to be reluctant to make any life or career changes because of their fear of what might be the results. Over the years I have…Continue
Added by Ray on July 15, 2013 at 5:08am — No Comments
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
M. Scott Peck
Welcome to all our new readers; I appreciate your spending time with us each day. I especially appreciate those who have been referred by a…Continue
Added by Ray on July 12, 2013 at 2:47am — No Comments
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Over the last few days I have suggested that it is never too late to start finding more enjoyment in life. Please don’t be like those who will wait until tomorrow only to find…Continue
Added by Ray on July 11, 2013 at 2:42am — No Comments
“It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.”
Yesterday I wrote that it is fun deciding to live life backwards, thinking younger everyday makes a whole lot of sense. One of the best ways to do that in my mind is to quit worrying too much about…Continue
Added by Ray on July 10, 2013 at 2:34am — No Comments
I do think about aging. I have those moments of panic and vanity, but life keeps getting better, so you can't worry about it too much.
Over the last week or so I found myself in a wide variety of settings from a sedate church service, various…Continue
Added by Ray on July 9, 2013 at 2:34am — No Comments
“It’s a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!”
Now that my summer’s biggest week is over I hope to get back to a semi-normal routine. My Grandson’s wedding Saturday was wonderful, a beautiful bride, a handsome groom and a…Continue
Added by Ray on July 8, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before.”
Added by Ray on July 3, 2013 at 4:14am — No Comments
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Hi everybody. Can you believe that our year is half over, I just hope the world finds answers to all the challenges we face these days in the second half. Today also marks the…Continue
Added by Ray on July 1, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments