Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Here we are on the threshold of autumn after an eventful and rapidly moving summer. For some reason I took a little…Continue
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“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.”
Saint Francis de Sales
Have you run into people who seem to have given up on themselves like…Continue
Added by Ray on August 29, 2013 at 2:31am — No Comments
Always be a first-rate version of yourself.
The other day I wrote that I believed that if you behaved in a pleasing and positive manner that you would be rewarded in kind by the people you meet. I had a colleague…Continue
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There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
The more I observe the world around me the more I think many unhappy people…Continue
Added by Ray on August 27, 2013 at 2:42am — No Comments
Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming
I was with a friend the other day who reported that his life became boring and uneventful after he retired. As I listened I thought that my friend…Continue
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“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
Boy do I think Hemingway is right. I hated it when my old company put in a system that required us to go through a lengthy procedure to make sure someone was not cheating us on a warrantee claim. We would spend an hour of…Continue
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"When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one."
Do you ever get the blahs? I do and since I can’t stand too much time in a funk I usually quickly do something to bring my mind back to a better place. You are probably like I am and…Continue
Added by Ray on August 22, 2013 at 2:45am — No Comments
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
I have another one of those full days today. I’ll spend some time with my Doctor to follow-up on my brief weekend stop at the heart hospital and then on to an important…Continue
Added by Ray on August 21, 2013 at 2:39am — No Comments
"The business process starts with the customer. In fact, if it is not started with the customer, it all too many times abruptly ends with the customer."
When I was in the computer industry I had the good fortune to be able to work with some really great people. While theoretically I was in…Continue
Added by Ray on August 20, 2013 at 2:46am — No Comments
Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;…and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.
James H. West
Good morning all. I hope you had a good weekend. I spent a large part of mine in a heart…Continue
Added by Ray on August 19, 2013 at 4:14am — No Comments
“There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I think I have mentioned before how surprised I am that so many people I meet do not know or…Continue
Added by Ray on August 16, 2013 at 2:45am — No Comments
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw
I had breakfast with a consultant friend the other day and discovered that she has demonstrated a willingness to appreciate alternate solutions. Many in her profession are so…Continue
Added by Ray on August 15, 2013 at 2:31am — No Comments
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
The other day I included a quote that it is never too late to start your second childhood. Actually as I have suggested in many Dailies in the past it is always a good time to consider starting your…Continue
Added by Ray on August 14, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments
You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
William W. Purkey
I have finally decided…Continue
Added by Ray on August 13, 2013 at 2:36am — No Comments
"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
Good morning everyone. Here we go again a new week, a new day and a fresh start. I kick mine off not with my normal exercise…Continue
Added by Ray on August 12, 2013 at 2:07am — No Comments
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
I have been concerned a number of times lately by folks who have told me that they are having a difficult time coping with the changes in their lives. This often happens…Continue
Added by Ray on August 9, 2013 at 2:31am — No Comments
“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”
It has been a full week so far. My cell phone died and I succumbed to the siren song of the latest technology in the replacement phone I bought, it was not cheap! I thought it…Continue
Added by Ray on August 8, 2013 at 2:42am — No Comments
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
I was with someone the other day that went ballistic when a customer service representative could not do what they wanted in…Continue
Added by Ray on August 7, 2013 at 3:53am — No Comments
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday morning while we were working at a fundraiser for our Kiwanis Club’s annual Christmas Clothe-a-Child project. I had been bemoaning the fact that so many young people these days…Continue
Added by Ray on August 6, 2013 at 2:50am — No Comments
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
William Jennings Bryan
How many people do you know that are stuck in life trying to do what everyone but themselves tells them they should do? I have met many over the years who…Continue
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