Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
This week is the 100th anniversary of poet Dylan Thomas’ birth. This reminded me of how his poem “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” warmed my Christmas season for many…Continue
Added by Ray on October 31, 2014 at 3:13am — No Comments
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
I am sometimes told that I have a lot of problems that I don’t realize. I am told that I don’t pay enough attention to what is wrong around me. I…Continue
Added by Ray on October 29, 2014 at 11:59pm — No Comments
“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
As you know I am a big believer in people’s ability to manage their lives if they are willing to work on what would really make them happy and then to do what is necessary to make the changes that will brighter…Continue
Added by Ray on October 29, 2014 at 3:34am — No Comments
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The other day we talked about how so many of the people I meet don’t realize how good they are. In my world…Continue
Added by Ray on October 28, 2014 at 4:59am — No Comments
“Be yourself. No one can say you're doing it wrong.”
Charles M. Schulz
Last Friday I was given the opportunity to attend a banquet celebrating the OASIS of Central Indiana’s 25th anniversary. My town’s OASIS chapter is…Continue
Added by Ray on October 27, 2014 at 3:42am — No Comments
The best feeling in the world is realizing that you're perfectly happy without the thing you thought you needed.
As I sat with friends yesterday I complimented one of them on his lifestyle choices. You see my friend works nights for Federal Express on…Continue
Added by Ray on October 24, 2014 at 3:46am — No Comments
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Added by Ray on October 23, 2014 at 3:01am — No Comments
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.
William Butler Yeats
Yesterday I shared with you my thoughts on the importance of companionship. Since then I have thought about the wide variety of people who have…Continue
Added by Ray on October 22, 2014 at 3:55am — No Comments
“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
One of the things I learned long ago was how much better things are that are shared rather than just experienced. There is a special joy that comes from being with a spouse watching your child’s…Continue
Added by Ray on October 21, 2014 at 1:48am — No Comments
“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”
I had breakfast with an organizational development expert the other day where I heard about an enterprise that was struggling because there was a disconnect between their…Continue
Added by Ray on October 20, 2014 at 2:40am — No Comments
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
I have often said that I meet many people who don’t realize how good they are. I think that often this is because they do not think well enough of…Continue
Added by Ray on October 16, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
There was a time when I felt that adventure and new experiences only existed across the horizon. You see I was taken my surroundings for granted and…Continue
Added by Ray on October 15, 2014 at 3:43am — No Comments
Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.
Over the years I have met many people from varying backgrounds who have been folks that I was glad I knew. When I was a kid there were…Continue
Added by Ray on October 14, 2014 at 4:42am — No Comments
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
This year has been both interesting and somewhat life changing for me due to my recovery restrictions after a few major health events. My inability to commit to too much and the limitations put on my activities resulted in…Continue
Added by Ray on October 13, 2014 at 3:52am — No Comments
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Someone said to me once when I had commented on the beauty of a garden that the reason that I thought…Continue
Added by Ray on October 10, 2014 at 3:14am — No Comments
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
If you want to save time don’t go looking for the Fountain of Youth. Trust me it does not exist. But that does not mean…Continue
Added by Ray on October 9, 2014 at 3:20am — No Comments
“I can't change yesterday, but I do have the power to make today a wonderful day.”
I hope you had as good a day as I did yesterday, mine started with breakfast with an old friend who has a daily radio show and then I met one of my favorite professional actresses for…Continue
Added by Ray on October 8, 2014 at 1:41am — No Comments
Life is like a rollercoaster. It has ups and downs. But it is your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.
You have often heard me say that I chose to enjoy my life. As you probably know it isn’t always easy but we have the ability to handle some adversity without…Continue
Added by Ray on October 7, 2014 at 1:49am — No Comments
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Hi everyone and welcome new readers. We had quite a few of you join us last week with many from other parts of the world. I am glad to have…Continue
Added by Ray on October 6, 2014 at 3:47am — No Comments
Life is too short to spend in negativity. So I have made a conscious effort to not be where I don't want to be.
I am happy almost wherever I am and I am grateful for that as I see so many folks who spend most of their…Continue
Added by Ray on October 3, 2014 at 5:04am — No Comments