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October 2014 Blog Posts (22)

Come fly with me

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

Carl Sagan

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…


Added by Ray on October 31, 2014 at 3:13am — No Comments

I'll just keep being me

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

Omar Khayyam



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…


Added by Ray on October 29, 2014 at 11:59pm — No Comments

It is never too late

“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…


Added by Ray on October 29, 2014 at 3:34am — No Comments

Yes you are

“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…


Added by Ray on October 28, 2014 at 4:59am — No Comments

I wish you could have been there

“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…


Added by Ray on October 27, 2014 at 3:42am — No Comments

I hope you are as happy as he is

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…


Added by Ray on October 24, 2014 at 3:46am — No Comments

Make today a great one

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.

Dale Carnegie



Added by Ray on October 23, 2014 at 3:01am — No Comments

They are everywhere

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…


Added by Ray on October 22, 2014 at 3:55am — No Comments

I wish you great companionship

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”

Mark Twain

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…


Added by Ray on October 21, 2014 at 1:48am — No Comments

We need everybody

“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”

Albert Einstein

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…


Added by Ray on October 20, 2014 at 2:40am — No Comments

Are you better than you think you are?

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

Eleanor Roosevelt



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…


Added by Ray on October 16, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments

Do you see what I see?

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…


Added by Ray on October 15, 2014 at 3:43am — No Comments

Everyone can make a difference

Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.

Myla Kabat-Zinn



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…


Added by Ray on October 14, 2014 at 4:42am — No Comments

Life in the slow lane

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

Lily Tomlin

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…


Added by Ray on October 13, 2014 at 3:52am — No Comments

Live on the bright side

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill



Someone said to me once when I had commented on the beauty of a garden that the reason that I thought…


Added by Ray on October 10, 2014 at 3:14am — No Comments

Have you decided how old you will be today?

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.

Elizabeth Arden



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…


Added by Ray on October 9, 2014 at 3:20am — No Comments

Live without regret!

“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…


Added by Ray on October 8, 2014 at 1:41am — No Comments

Have a great ride!

Life is like a rollercoaster. It has ups and downs. But it is your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.

Author Unknown


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…


Added by Ray on October 7, 2014 at 1:49am — No Comments

Be a friend

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

Mark Twain



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…


Added by Ray on October 6, 2014 at 3:47am — No Comments

Ready for a better life?

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.

Hugh Dillon


I am happy almost wherever I am and I am grateful for that as I see so many folks who spend most of their…


Added by Ray on October 3, 2014 at 5:04am — No Comments

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