Eat, drink and be scary.
They expect so much rain here today that they have moved Halloween Trick or Treat to tomorrow, we’ll see. It won’t make that much difference as far as I am concerned as I figure I am scary enough without a mask or costume. Also treats are not on my diet and my ability to do tricks is limited these…Continue
Added by Ray on October 31, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
I had a full day yesterday doing pre-op tests and such at the hospital in preparation for my next surgical adventure. This morning I…Continue
Added by Ray on October 30, 2013 at 3:24am — No Comments
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
I have spent the last few days at the hospital and again have seen how debilitating the fear of the unknown can be. We often talk about…Continue
Added by Ray on October 29, 2013 at 4:24am — No Comments
The greatest wealth is health.
I have a close friend who often joins us with his wife for an evening out. Over the last month or so he has been really down. He looked gray, had no energy and even had to cancel an evening at the theatre. When asked about doing something about his situation he said he had…Continue
Added by Ray on October 28, 2013 at 2:31am — No Comments
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
I am still moving a little slow but I am on the mend. In fact I am venturing out this morning for an early breakfast with a Salvation Army staffer who is also a good friend. As I was…Continue
Added by Ray on October 25, 2013 at 2:34am — No Comments
To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.
It is one of those days where I was scheduled to attend four critical events and…Continue
Added by Ray on October 24, 2013 at 2:29am — No Comments
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
Hi everyone. I had a full day yesterday including a late night and I have my…Continue
Added by Ray on October 23, 2013 at 4:32am — No Comments
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
I am often dismayed by people I meet who are much better than they realize they are. In truth no one is better than being you than you are. We do our jobs, we raise our…Continue
Added by Ray on October 22, 2013 at 2:39am — No Comments
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Henry David Thoreau/
I wish my body did not feel ten years older than I feel. Maybe next month’s operation will include youth restoration. The good news is that while I may be creaky and a little slow these…Continue
Added by Ray on October 21, 2013 at 6:38am — No Comments
“To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.”
If we have been communicating for anytime at all you have heard me say that “This is as good as I get.” While I always strive to do my best and sometimes even do better than I thought I could, in reality I…Continue
Added by Ray on October 18, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Added by Ray on October 17, 2013 at 3:55am — No Comments
People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
Warren G. Bennis
We have often talked about the possibilities that…Continue
Added by Ray on October 16, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
Yesterday I shared with you the pleasure I got from making a new friend. As I am sure you know, good friends may be the most important…Continue
Added by Ray on October 15, 2013 at 4:14am — No Comments
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
In spite of my body being especially creaky I had a pretty good weekend. One of my granddaughters flew in from…Continue
Added by Ray on October 14, 2013 at 2:36am — No Comments
“Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!”
The speaker at my Kiwanis Club meeting yesterday was an old acquaintance of mine who has had…Continue
Added by Ray on October 11, 2013 at 2:42am — No Comments
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Yesterday I suggested some of us seem to avoid our chances to stay happy rather than working on remaining happy. I was surprised that the…Continue
Added by Ray on October 10, 2013 at 2:39am — No Comments
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
I get concerned sometimes when people tell me they cannot find happiness, especially those of us who are aging in a world that is different than the one we once knew. Of…Continue
Added by Ray on October 9, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Last week I shared with you how highly I regarded our cities leading philanthropist who had just passed away. I thought about him again today as I read all the positive comments on his life in the newspaper. If I had to…Continue
Added by Ray on October 8, 2013 at 2:43am — No Comments
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
It has been a full weekend. I was out of town at one of my grandsons weddings for three days. Since I was away I was unable to attend the funeral of one of our cities leading…Continue
Added by Ray on October 7, 2013 at 3:32am — No Comments
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yesterday I joined with…Continue
Added by Ray on October 4, 2013 at 4:56am — No Comments