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September 2013 Blog Posts (17)

Another great day coming up

“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”

Richard Bach

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)…


Added by Ray on September 30, 2013 at 2:34am — No Comments

What did he say?

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.

Lee Iacocca



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…


Added by Ray on September 27, 2013 at 2:34am — No Comments

Good enough is good enough

.“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

Marcus Aurelius

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…


Added by Ray on September 26, 2013 at 2:39am — No Comments

Now or Never

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Napoleon Hill



I can sure tell summer is over, now that fall is here opportunities for service abound. Not only that friends and…


Added by Ray on September 25, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

May you find peace of mind

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.

John Wooden



I had lunch recently with a good friend who shared her pleasure in having brought balance into her life…


Added by Ray on September 24, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments

Our greatest gifts

Charles Kuralt

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…


Added by Ray on September 23, 2013 at 2:36am — No Comments

What's on your list?

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain



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…


Added by Ray on September 20, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments

How you say it is as important as what you say

"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."

Dale Carnegie



Added by Ray on September 19, 2013 at 2:50am — No Comments

A message from the past

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…


Added by Ray on September 18, 2013 at 2:38am — No Comments

What I learned from Pippin

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...

Julian Andrew



Last Sunday I saw the Musical Pippin for the first time. Today I read some of the…


Added by Ray on September 17, 2013 at 2:33am — No Comments

They make our world a better place

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Teresa


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…


Added by Ray on September 16, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments

Immortal in my memory

Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,

May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Author Unknown


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…


Added by Ray on September 13, 2013 at 5:52am — No Comments

We owe them our best effort

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…


Added by Ray on September 11, 2013 at 3:22am — No Comments

Be Extraordinary

Pay any price to stay in the presence of extraordinary people.

Mike Murdock



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…


Added by Ray on September 10, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

Ray's back from his days on the Mississippi

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Omar Khayyam



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…


Added by Ray on September 9, 2013 at 2:45am — No Comments

Bye, I;ll see you next week.

"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."

Frederick Koenig



As I reported yesterday I am going to be on special assignment for the balance of this week so…


Added by Ray on September 3, 2013 at 2:37am — No Comments

Happy Holiday

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…


Added by Ray on September 2, 2013 at 5:06am — No Comments

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