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August 2016 Blog Posts (22)

I appreciate your friendship

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

C.S. Lewis



The other day I learned that an another old friend had passed away. I am at the…


Added by Ray on August 30, 2016 at 2:32am — No Comments

Weathering the storm

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.

Morris West



The last week or so has been a real challenge for many of us in Central Indiana, as we were hit with a series of torrential rain…


Added by Ray on August 29, 2016 at 12:52am — No Comments

Run your own race

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.

Shigenori Kameoka



I think I have told you before that one of the realities of post retirement is that there is no reason that we can’t do what it is that will…


Added by Ray on August 26, 2016 at 2:02am — No Comments


If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy



For a number of reasons I was thinking about my children, grandchildren and my great-grandson and ended up again realizing…


Added by Ray on August 25, 2016 at 12:27am — No Comments

Take care of yourself

When things go wrong, don’t go with them.

Elvis Presley



Sorry about sleeping in yesterday. I have been pretty…


Added by Ray on August 24, 2016 at 2:07am — No Comments

Ray is sleeping

Hi everyone. Ray is sleeping in this morning so he asked me to send you one of his Dailys from the archive.

Ray’s Computer



Ray’s Daily first published on August 23, 2004


There is so…


Added by Ray on August 23, 2016 at 5:16am — No Comments

It's just not worth it

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

Corrie ten Boom



I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was uneventful I spent most of it fighting off respiratory problems. I am at the age where life is lived one day at a time so…


Added by Ray on August 22, 2016 at 1:37am — No Comments

Stay Cool!

"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."

Ralph Waldo Emerson



One of the best things I learned over the years was that people could not make me angry and if I did get angry…


Added by Ray on August 19, 2016 at 1:59am — No Comments

I like your attitude

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.

Wade Boggs



I am off to a Kiwanis meeting this morning where…


Added by Ray on August 18, 2016 at 2:38am — No Comments

I still enjoy it all

Looking back at my life's voyage, I can only say that it has been a golden trip.

Ginger Rogers



As my wife and I reminisced yesterday we had a lot of years to cover. We have piled up a lot of memories in our more than sixty years…


Added by Ray on August 17, 2016 at 3:06am — No Comments

It is a special day

Good times become better and bad times become tolerable when shared with a life partner like you.



It is a big day today, it is my wife’s birthday. We will be dining with family tonight and will be joined our favorite grandnephew who flew in from North Carolina just to be with…


Added by Ray on August 16, 2016 at 12:02am — No Comments

Let's Move On

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Lao Tzu



I had lunch with a respected good friend the other day. We don’t get together often so when we do we…


Added by Ray on August 15, 2016 at 1:51am — No Comments

Thank You

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust



One of the things that enrich my golden years is the interesting people I know, people like you. Earlier…


Added by Ray on August 12, 2016 at 3:19am — No Comments

Do you realize how good it is?

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

Eckhart Tolle



I have found that the best way for me to get back on track is to stop and think about how good my…


Added by Ray on August 11, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

What do you see?

The best vision is insight.

Malcolm Forbes



I have the highest regard for folks who have highly developed insight, you know the people who often see things we…


Added by Ray on August 10, 2016 at 2:17am — No Comments

Don't be blue

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.

Lee Ann Womack



If you are like most of us you sometimes let things bother you to the point they get you down. I know I have had many occasions when the blahs were…


Added by Ray on August 9, 2016 at 1:14am — No Comments

Be Positive

The only way to have a friend is to be one

Ralph Waldo Emerson



You probably know somebody who is not that happy with their life. I know I do. It is not so much…


Added by Ray on August 8, 2016 at 3:09am — No Comments

Remember the good times

"A memory is a photograph taken by the heart to make a special moment last forever."

Author Unknown



I think that one of the things I am most grateful for is the great memories that folks have left with me. Even to this day I find…


Added by Ray on August 5, 2016 at 12:33am — No Comments

She is right

Be yourself. You're okay. And it really doesn't matter what other people think.

Taylor Schilling



Yesterday I shared with a few of my Kiwanis friends that I felt guilty about not being as active as I have been in the past. A few…


Added by Ray on August 4, 2016 at 3:29am — No Comments

Thanks Cindy

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”



Every once in a while I have a day that sparkles and yesterday was one of those. The highlight was an infusion of humor, warmth and…


Added by Ray on August 3, 2016 at 2:43am — No Comments

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