“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”
I had a great weekend, I hope you did too. Friday evening I saw the Buena Vista Social Club in concert where their rousing Cuban music had the audience dancing in the aisles. These great senior musicians (the featured female singer is 83)…Continue
Added by Ray on September 30, 2013 at 2:34am — No Comments
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.
Wednesday I attended a lecture on domestic terrorism that discussed the recent mass killings that have taken place in our country as well as how we have…Continue
Added by Ray on September 27, 2013 at 2:34am — No Comments
.“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
I know we have discussed in the past how debilitating perfectionism can be but I still see far too many who suffer because of it. I have seen numerous opportunities missed because of delays…Continue
Added by Ray on September 26, 2013 at 2:39am — No Comments
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
I can sure tell summer is over, now that fall is here opportunities for service abound. Not only that friends and…Continue
Added by Ray on September 25, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
I had lunch recently with a good friend who shared her pleasure in having brought balance into her life…Continue
Added by Ray on September 24, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments
Today I read the following piece written by Sue Atkins Founder of Positive Parents and author of "Raising Happy Children for Dummies." It is a great reminder of the importance of our families and others in our lives. When those close to us are always there it becomes far too easy to take them for granted while we…Continue
Added by Ray on September 23, 2013 at 2:36am — No Comments
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Wow, Friday already, I told a friend the other day that I thought that the older I get the faster time seems to fly by. In a way right now that is a good thing for me since my…Continue
Added by Ray on September 20, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments
"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime."
Added by Ray on September 19, 2013 at 2:50am — No Comments
You will have the rest of your life to remember.
But what you have to remember depends on what you do today.
It was a full day yesterday as I ran errands that had been delayed by my various medical adventures. Fortunately what I was able to do was lay the…Continue
Added by Ray on September 18, 2013 at 2:38am — No Comments
Some people don't understand how blessed they truly are. Be thankful for what you have rather than focusing on what you don't have...
Last Sunday I saw the Musical Pippin for the first time. Today I read some of the…Continue
Added by Ray on September 17, 2013 at 2:33am — No Comments
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
My wide range of acquaintances and friends has allowed me to discover that special people have practiced doing good things for others for so long it has become a…Continue
Added by Ray on September 16, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
It has been an interesting couple of days that included me setting a new personal record yesterday. The bad news is that I am still groggy for yesterday’s…Continue
Added by Ray on September 13, 2013 at 5:52am — No Comments
Men are respectable only as they respect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today is the anniversary of the tragic act of terrorism that has so changed our country and our world as well as many of us personally. Since I am fasting today and giving myself shots in preparation…Continue
Added by Ray on September 11, 2013 at 3:22am — No Comments
Pay any price to stay in the presence of extraordinary people.
As you know I feel I am a pretty fortunate guy. I have a great family and moderately good health but what makes my life even better is the many folks who have become my friend. Most of my…Continue
Added by Ray on September 10, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Last week was an interesting week for me. It started with a crashed computer and then an inoperative wireless mouse. If that was not enough when I was leaving for an important meeting my car would…Continue
Added by Ray on September 9, 2013 at 2:45am — No Comments
"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting what we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."
As I reported yesterday I am going to be on special assignment for the balance of this week so…Continue
Added by Ray on September 3, 2013 at 2:37am — No Comments
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
Today is Labor Day in my country and it is a national holiday so I have given my computer some extra time off so I am sending…Continue
Added by Ray on September 2, 2013 at 5:06am — No Comments