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September 2012 Blog Posts (17)

I have decided to stay happy, join me?

Enjoy yourself. These are the “good old days” you’re going to miss in the years ahead.

Author Unknown

It seems that many of my friends have had a really trying week so far. I get concerned when the majority of one’s time is spent dealing with disappointment or tasks too difficult to handle. Fortunately the…


Added by Ray on September 28, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments

Don't let them get to you

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”

Alain de Botton



I had breakfast yesterday with one of my favorite friends. She is both a successful artist and an effective personal counselor. While we did not violate her client confidentiality we did talk in…


Added by Ray on September 27, 2012 at 2:47am — No Comments

I am having the best time of my life

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.

Charles Richards

I am sometimes amazed by how interesting and rewarding my life has become in these my later years. It seems…


Added by Ray on September 26, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

My mistakes were great!

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein

I did it again! I learned long ago that it is not necessary to be right and in my case I have a track record that shows that I am more often wrong in my personal purchase decisions. Yep it was me who bought the Rambler American…


Added by Ray on September 24, 2012 at 2:45am — No Comments

May I ask what is your destiny?

"Be an explorer. The universe is filled with wonder and magical things."


I was at a meeting yesterday where a friend shared how happy she is now that she has taken control of her life. It sounded like she had spent so many years trying to do what everyone else wanted that she had little time left just…


Added by Ray on September 21, 2012 at 2:57am — No Comments

Invest in yourself

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Unknown Author

I was having breakfast with a friend the other day who reported that she was not enjoying her job very much. It was not the usual complaints, rather it was the lack of an opportunity to utilize all of her skills leaving her with little feeling of accomplishment. Like the hundreds of others I have talked to in similar situations over the…


Added by Ray on September 20, 2012 at 2:50am — No Comments

Ray left

Let a good man do good deeds with the same zeal that the evil man does bad ones.

The Belzer Rabbi

Here we go again, Ray got home late last night after seeing a production of the musical Chicago. He was so tired this morning that we could barely get him out of bed to get to the gym. He hollered as he was…


Added by Ray on September 19, 2012 at 2:47am — No Comments

I have decided to join SIPT

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Swedish Proverb

I know I have mentioned a number of times the concerns I have for those who go through life with a “woe is me” attitude. These are the naysayers, fault finders and often the storm cloud on what otherwise would be a pleasant day. I thought about them…


Added by Ray on September 18, 2012 at 2:54am — No Comments

I will be working on my painting again today

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.

Groucho Marx

Yesterday I attended a…


Added by Ray on September 17, 2012 at 2:56am — No Comments

You don't need to tell me about me

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”

Wayne Dyer

Is it just me or are you also hearing from people whose rhetoric is so polarized that they appear to believe they have no need to consider the thoughts of others. Some of these folks seem to appear to be listening but have closed…


Added by Ray on September 14, 2012 at 2:49am — No Comments

Things haven't changed much

“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”

Mae West



I did not get home from a Foreign Policy lecture until late last night and have to leave by 4:45 this morning to get my workout in before changing and going to a 7 AM meeting. Rather than trying to…


Added by Ray on September 13, 2012 at 3:09am — No Comments

This going to be another great day

“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.”

Bill Meyer

I had breakfast with an old friend yesterday who I had not seen for some time. We reminisced about this and that - old friends, shared experiences and global events. As we brought each other up to date…


Added by Ray on September 12, 2012 at 2:49am — No Comments

Ray's ranting again

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

Aldous Huxley

OK, I know you didn’t ask but it bothers me that our political candidates believe that we are all pretty dumb; I just hope we are not as dumb as they think we are. It seems like almost everything that is being broadcast and most of what is…


Added by Ray on September 11, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments

Some of us need to listen more

“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.”

Marcus Aurelius



This is going to be…


Added by Ray on September 10, 2012 at 2:52am — No Comments

Don't wait too long

Life is short and it’s up to you to make it sweet.

A week or so ago I had breakfast with one of my favorite friends, she is the head of a prestigious leadership organization and a respected consultant. She shared with me that what she liked most about the Daily was that it often reminds us that we are not locked into our current…


Added by Ray on September 7, 2012 at 2:50am — No Comments

Ray set a new personal record!

Life is only traveled once; today's moment becomes tomorrow's memory. Enjoy every moment, good or bad, because the GIFT of LIFE is LIFE itself. Have a nice day.

Author unknown

My surgery was a success and I set a new personal record. Up until now the most polyps they ever removed in one setting was seven and yesterday he got…


Added by Ray on September 6, 2012 at 4:27am — No Comments

Another day, another doctor

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

Joshua J. Marine


I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to roll now that most of the summer doldrums are behind us as theatre companies, businesses, schools and the like begin one of the most active parts…


Added by Ray on September 4, 2012 at 2:58am — No Comments

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