When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.
How is your day going to be today? Mine is going to be great. I will be going to my dentist for the second time this week…Continue
Added by Ray on September 30, 2015 at 2:06am — No Comments
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Lately we have discussed the value of making the best of each day while forgetting about yesterday and not worrying about tomorrow. I think for many of us procrastination steals…Continue
Added by Ray on September 29, 2015 at 2:51am — No Comments
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Here we go again a fresh new week and a brand new day to enjoy. I have found as I have grown older that it is worthwhile to treat…Continue
Added by Ray on September 28, 2015 at 3:15am — No Comments
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
I spent most of yesterday sleeping and eating following my 6:30 AM Colonoscopy. I had spent more than a day fasting and had…Continue
Added by Ray on September 25, 2015 at 4:23am — No Comments
Only through art can we get outside of ourselves and know another's view of the universe which is not the same as ours and see landscapes which would otherwise have remained unknown to us like the landscapes of the moon. Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists.
Added by Ray on September 23, 2015 at 1:01am — No Comments
The drama is not dead but liveth, and contains the germs of better things.
I probably have told you before that one of the things I have learned to enjoy since my retirement has been live theatre. In my city we…Continue
Added by Ray on September 22, 2015 at 3:40am — No Comments
“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
Dalai Lama XIV
This will be an interesting week for me as I get to deal with health issues. They have made changes in…Continue
Added by Ray on September 21, 2015 at 1:21am — No Comments
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
If you are like I am you sometimes run into people who seem to be down…Continue
Added by Ray on September 18, 2015 at 1:02am — No Comments
Learn what is true in order to do what is right.
I have another busy day today with meetings from 6 AM until almost 9 Am and then a quick errand…Continue
Added by Ray on September 17, 2015 at 3:06am — No Comments
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
As many of you know I have a couple of hobbies, my main hobby is collecting friends another that I find rewarding is collecting…Continue
Added by Ray on September 16, 2015 at 2:44am — No Comments
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
Yesterday I shared with you how impressed I was with the old and new friends I had lunch with last Saturday. As I…Continue
Added by Ray on September 15, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
Life is a mirror of your consistent thoughts.
Last Saturday I was invited to a luncheon with folks that I worked with when I retired from the…Continue
Added by Ray on September 14, 2015 at 2:55am — No Comments
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
J. B. Priestley
I sat with three of my female fellow Kiwanis members yesterday morning and…Continue
Added by Ray on September 11, 2015 at 2:04am — No Comments
The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.
Added by Ray on September 10, 2015 at 12:45am — No Comments
Say not in grief: "He is no more", but live in thankfulness that he was.
I just learned of the passing of an old friend and former colleague who I…Continue
Added by Ray on September 9, 2015 at 1:20am — No Comments
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Yesterday was Labor Day, a national holiday in my country so I joined with friends and…Continue
Added by Ray on September 8, 2015 at 1:05am — No Comments
"True happiness is to enjoy the present... without anxious dependence upon the future."
I think I shared with you that I have a good friend who is being treated for cancer. He has been going through some rough times in the…Continue
Added by Ray on September 4, 2015 at 2:48am — No Comments
“Sometimes "No" is the kindest word.”
I have been somewhat distraught by the fact that health restrictions and my inability to predict my…Continue
Added by Ray on September 3, 2015 at 2:03am — No Comments
"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent--that is to triumph over old age."
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I was talking to a relatively new friend the other day and we chatted about how…Continue
Added by Ray on September 2, 2015 at 2:03am — No Comments
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
I had lunch yesterday with a favorite friend yesterday who heads up an organization that is vital to the future of a…Continue
Added by Ray on September 1, 2015 at 2:45am — No Comments