"Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'..."
Well here we are, the last day of 2013. In not too many hours we begin again. While I do have plans to make this next year…Continue
Added by Ray on December 31, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them”
In three more days it will be 2014. 2013 has been a mixed bag for me, a lot of good things with a lot of health…Continue
Added by Ray on December 30, 2013 at 5:25am — No Comments
He conquers who endures.
I am off to see my heart doctor this morning to check on the progress I am making on the road to good health. I am getting better every day as I work to rebuild my stamina. I am finding as I…Continue
Added by Ray on December 27, 2013 at 3:35am — No Comments
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
Here we are the day after Christmas and soon we will bid farewell to 2013. It has been a heck of a year with many highlights especially the…Continue
Added by Ray on December 26, 2013 at 5:25am — No Comments
Christmas Eve - Peace to all
Here we are on the eve of Christmas. This year we will have to adjust to the breaking of a number of family traditions. We have been going out to dinner with special family friends on Christmas Eve for forty years or so, but not this year…Continue
Added by Ray on December 24, 2013 at 4:27am — No Comments
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
One of the great benefits of the holiday season for many of us is taking time to look back on our lives…Continue
Added by Ray on December 23, 2013 at 5:03am — No Comments
This season, may you be blessed with laughter, peace, and love.
Yesterday was my first real day out I drove to a Kiwanis meeting, lunched with one of my grandsons and met with my pulmonologist who said my recovery was progressing well but it was still going to take…Continue
Added by Ray on December 20, 2013 at 5:10am — No Comments
“A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.”
I am beginning to feel like my old self, not that strong yet but my mental attitude has improved. I don’t think my recovery will take as long as some thought it…Continue
Added by Ray on December 19, 2013 at 1:53am — No Comments
“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
I am often accused of being excessively optimistic and to some extent I am sure I am. Lately I realized that…Continue
Added by Ray on December 18, 2013 at 5:13am — No Comments
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”
Things keep moving along; today I go in for a rehab assessment…Continue
Added by Ray on December 17, 2013 at 6:20am — No Comments
“We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.”
William Arthur Ward
Here we go again another week on my road to recovery. I am off this morning to my Urologist for my post-surgery…Continue
Added by Ray on December 16, 2013 at 5:26am — No Comments
Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
Edgar Watson Howe
I have a busy day today, at least busier than this week’s lying around relaxing and recovering…Continue
Added by Ray on December 13, 2013 at 4:47am — No Comments
Don't miss the sunshine because you're thinking of the rain. stay positive, focused and present!
As I reflected on the last thirty days of critical health issues I was glad that as difficult as it was I had a…Continue
Added by Ray on December 12, 2013 at 6:20am — No Comments
The best portion of a good man’s life. His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
As I think back over the last month of my major health problems and my road to recovery I can’t help but…Continue
Added by Ray on December 11, 2013 at 5:41am — No Comments
“What day is it?"
It's today," squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day," said Pooh.”
Yesterday I suggested we live each day to the fullest, not…Continue
Added by Ray on December 10, 2013 at 6:36am — No Comments
“The sun beams are always there. The trick is in seeing them.”
I last left you about a month ago for what was going to be a brief period so I could be in the hospital for two days for some…Continue
Added by Ray on December 9, 2013 at 7:43am — No Comments