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August 2014 Blog Posts (22)

It is Labor Day weekend in the USA

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.




Hi everyone, this Monday is Labor Day in my country and it is a national holiday. Since we…


Added by Ray on August 31, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments

Don't waste today's moments

Forever is composed of nows.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is right. Life is one now after another and they go flying by with many of us just watching them go past. The tough part is that we can’t slow them down or save them. Every one we don’t use is a missed opportunity.…


Added by Ray on August 29, 2014 at 4:15am — No Comments

Laugh alot today

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

Dr. Seuss

One of the things I like about you and our other readers is that we get to share some laughter almost every day. It took me a while to realize that there was no value in taking life too seriously. A few years…


Added by Ray on August 28, 2014 at 1:48am — No Comments

Do you really know yourself?

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”


I wonder sometimes how many roadblocks we throw up that keep us from a happier life. Some of us seem to be so self-critical that we lose our confidence and start to stagnate. As I have said before I am shocked…


Added by Ray on August 27, 2014 at 3:51am — No Comments

What do you think?

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood

Ralph Waldo Emerson



Yesterday I suggested that we all would benefit by investing some of our time in introspection. Too many of us are inundated with hundreds of things coming our way each day,…


Added by Ray on August 26, 2014 at 12:23am — No Comments

What do you think?

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow, if you see it and believe it you will achieve it”

Mary Giuseffi



The other day I shared with my Facebook friends an article from the New…


Added by Ray on August 25, 2014 at 3:46am — No Comments

Why worry?

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.

Don Herold



As you know there are a lot of things I don’t understand and one of the hardest for me is why…


Added by Ray on August 22, 2014 at 4:04am — No Comments

Are you happy

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

James Openheim


As you probably know by now I believe that happiness is as much our subjective view of our daily life as it is what goes on around us. If we start with a positive outlook we are…


Added by Ray on August 21, 2014 at 4:08am — No Comments

What do you see?

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett,



I know we have often talked about how important a positive attitude is to leading a happy and productive life. I…


Added by Ray on August 20, 2014 at 12:55am — No Comments

Sometimes you just have to let go

There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.

Author Unknown



Yesterday I suggested that as we age we need…


Added by Ray on August 19, 2014 at 2:51am — No Comments

Stay in the game, we need you

If I have failed today I will get up and keep trying because a brand new day can become a fresh new start.

Veronica Saenz



I had lunch with an old friend the other day who was bemoaning the fact that there was so…


Added by Ray on August 18, 2014 at 3:49am — No Comments

I am skipping the stress lesson today

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mohandas K. Gandhi


Yesterday wore me out so this morning I am sending you what I wrote eleven years ago today.


Ray’s Daily first published on August 15,…


Added by Ray on August 15, 2014 at 4:18am — No Comments

What would you do?

“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.”

Rodolfo Costa



I was talking to a friend yesterday who may be at one of life’s…


Added by Ray on August 14, 2014 at 3:48am — No Comments

Let's go out

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”

W. M. Lewis



Lately I have been advocating that no matter what our age we need to make sure we don’t stagnate by hiding in…


Added by Ray on August 13, 2014 at 4:01am — No Comments

Join me on the other side?

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

Anna Freud



I have been getting a lot of positive comments on the Daily lately as well as picking up a number of new readers for which I am grateful. Over the fourteen years I have been doing the Daily I have come to believe that while the grass is not always…


Added by Ray on August 12, 2014 at 3:36am — No Comments

Are you ready to fly?

Stop being self-absorbed, get out of your cocoon, and search for a purpose that will add meaning and excitement in your life.

Senora Roy


I am just beginning to realize that some of us have a cocoon around us. A cocoon that has been constructed by convention, tradition,…


Added by Ray on August 11, 2014 at 3:33am — No Comments

Things are really pretty good

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”

Walt Whitman



Yesterday I told a friend that I had been to a cardiologist on Wednesday where he reviewed my status as follow-up to my open heart surgery. I continue to have some…


Added by Ray on August 8, 2014 at 4:02am — No Comments

Thanks Steve

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

Emily Dickinson


I read a simple story yesterday that I will share with you in a minute. As I read it I thought about the people I know in Kiwanis, the Salvation Army and others who I really regard. Stories such as this one could be written about…


Added by Ray on August 7, 2014 at 2:31am — No Comments

It's never too late

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

C.S. Lewis



My Cardiac rehab is a little more difficult than I expected it to be, mainly because my body seems to want to remind me that it is not as young as I think I am. I see one of my main…


Added by Ray on August 6, 2014 at 4:04am — No Comments

Keep your dreams alive

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.

Denis Waitley



I have found that people my age and those who have passed the mid-life point often feel…


Added by Ray on August 5, 2014 at 4:55am — No Comments

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