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September 2014 Blog Posts (21)

Can you let go?

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

Lao Tzu

Lately I have been talking a lot about not waiting too long to do what will make you happy. Far too many of us delay breaking away to find happiness until someday. Unfortunately many find that someday is never today…


Added by Ray on September 30, 2014 at 2:15am — No Comments

You don't have to retire to start a new life

Listen to the compass of your heart. All you need lies within you.

Mary Anne Radmacher



I had lunch with an old friend the other day. He is now the semi-retired CEO of a large corporation where he continues as the…


Added by Ray on September 29, 2014 at 3:10am — No Comments

It is going to be a great day

Delicious autumn!

My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

George Eliot



I am running behind and had a late night last…


Added by Ray on September 26, 2014 at 5:50am — No Comments

Be a rainbow today

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.

Maya Angelou



This has been a busy and enjoyable week for me. I have been entertained by some excellent performers and tonight I will attend the Actors Theatre of Indiana’s…


Added by Ray on September 25, 2014 at 3:06am — No Comments

I hope your day will be as good as mine

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Maya Angelou



Yesterday I shared with you that I thought success should defined as living a well-rounded life that is not centered on wealth and the acquisition of…


Added by Ray on September 24, 2014 at 2:34am — No Comments

Are you a success?

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching”

Gerard Way



I was at a dinner party the other night chatting with an educator and expressed my concerns that it seemed like too many young people…


Added by Ray on September 23, 2014 at 3:56am — No Comments

I have a question for you.

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...  It's about learning how to dance in the rain.

Vivian Greene

I have a question for you this morning, would you like to be happier than you are now? I know most of us would. Well I have some bad news and some good news. The…


Added by Ray on September 22, 2014 at 3:42am — No Comments

If you wait you will miss a lot.

Overthinking kills your happiness, insecurities kills your self-esteem, & lies kills your trust.

Ritu Ghatourey

As I have aged I have discovered that if I want to live an active and happy life I need to go about doing so without too much delay. I see way too many folks…


Added by Ray on September 19, 2014 at 12:53am — No Comments

Some days are not easy

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.

Danish Proverb

A couple of days ago I took my car in for what I thought was some minor repairs only to find out that I had a catastrophic problem that would cost more than $3000 to repair, that…


Added by Ray on September 18, 2014 at 2:53am — No Comments

OK, it is time to be happy.

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

John Lennon



I hope you are staying as happy as I am. I am sometimes accused of being unrealistically happy, if I am I don’t care as I find deciding to…


Added by Ray on September 17, 2014 at 3:47am — No Comments

The world is a better place because they are in it.

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have had the good fortune during my numerous careers to meet many people, even movie stars, US and Foreign Leaders, non-profit and business CEO’s and hundreds of others.…


Added by Ray on September 16, 2014 at 3:36am — No Comments

So you want to be a leader!

Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it.

Author Unknown

I had breakfast last Saturday with one of our cities most respected leaders. He recently retired as the head of a major health organization but continues wearing many hats as he works to…


Added by Ray on September 15, 2014 at 4:10am — No Comments


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson



One of the things that gives me pleasure is the thoughts others share with me, especially those that provide the…


Added by Ray on September 12, 2014 at 3:40am — No Comments

I have made my choices

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.

Elizabeth Lawrence



Years ago I was told that in every…


Added by Ray on September 11, 2014 at 12:45am — No Comments

I am not as old as they say I am

“It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.”

Jules Renard



I would find it a lot easier forgetting how old I really am instead of how old my mind thinks I am if people would quit telling me. I just never really feel I am as…


Added by Ray on September 10, 2014 at 3:20am — No Comments

Have you been on the yellow brick road?

Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it's too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow.

Paul H Dunn



We have talked a lot lately…


Added by Ray on September 9, 2014 at 2:08am — No Comments

Want to live a happy life?

“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”

Gordon B. Hinckley



If you are like I am you delight in being around people who always seem to be pleasant and generally…


Added by Ray on September 8, 2014 at 3:20am — No Comments

Do you know what is important?

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

Stephen Covey

I have found there are two different retirement life styles, one is lived by folks with too little to do and the other is lived by folks with too much to do. In my circles I…


Added by Ray on September 5, 2014 at 12:25am — No Comments

Ah, sweet September

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

Albert Camus



OK, it is September already and we are on the threshold of autumn in my part of the world. We leave a mild spring like summer behind and move…


Added by Ray on September 4, 2014 at 3:03am — No Comments

And life goes on

I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort.

Elizabeth T. King



Each of us is…


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

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