“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering 'it will be happier'...”
Here we go, New Year’s Eve, tomorrow a fresh year and for many a fresh start. Since most folks will be celebrating or…Continue
Added by Ray on December 31, 2014 at 2:32am — No Comments
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
As I was reflecting back on the last twelve months I again realized that I can choose what I want to…Continue
Added by Ray on December 30, 2014 at 2:22am — No Comments
We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.
Last Friday I wrote about what I planned to do to make 2015 as manageable and productive a year as I could. Probably what made this effort slightly different than in the past was my commitments were not…Continue
Added by Ray on December 29, 2014 at 2:37am — No Comments
Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.
I hope that if you celebrate Christmas that…Continue
Added by Ray on December 26, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
Today is Christmas Eve and a special day for our family as we will continue a tradition we started about…Continue
Added by Ray on December 24, 2014 at 2:47am — No Comments
“Dress yourself in the silks of benevolence because kindness makes you beautiful.”
Richelle E. Goodrich
This time of year always seems to take my mind to a pleasant place. Possibly it is my Kiwanis Club helping kids buy winter…Continue
Added by Ray on December 23, 2014 at 2:21am — No Comments
“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”
Here we are, Christmas week, even if you are not a Christian the concept of Peace on Earth and…Continue
Added by Ray on December 22, 2014 at 4:22am — No Comments
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
Only a few more days until Christmas and I have more than enough to…Continue
Added by Ray on December 19, 2014 at 2:24am — No Comments
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles R. Swindoll
Good morning everyone. The good news is that my wife is back home after her short hospital stay and is doing well. The bad news is…Continue
Added by Ray on December 18, 2014 at 4:32am — No Comments
Hi everyone, my wife has recovered and is doing well thanks for caring. I am off to do husband like duties so here we go again, a Daily from yesteryear.
Rays Daily first published on:
December 17, 2001
Is my son’s birthday today. I remember when I was 20…Continue
Added by Ray on December 17, 2014 at 4:55am — No Comments
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
As I have aged I have found a lot in life to appreciate. In fact making it through another day and appreciating the fact you did is worth noting. While my eyesight is not as good as it once was…Continue
Added by Ray on December 16, 2014 at 2:50am — No Comments
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
I don’t know about you but one of my pet peeves is being around the “no” people. You know, they are the ones who spend so much time figuring out why not to do something that nothing…Continue
Added by Ray on December 15, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments
“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.
After I wrote yesterday’s daily about being what we want to be I started to think about how fast time seems to fly by these days. 2014 will soon be over and unless we decide…Continue
Added by Ray on December 12, 2014 at 2:57am — No Comments
“To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility -- these are marks of maturity and graciousness.”
William Arthur Ward
Added by Ray on December 11, 2014 at 3:03am — No Comments
It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
I was with someone the other day who was distressed because a longtime friend and business colleague was not responding to a request to talk. You see my friend had found the need to leave her job because it…Continue
Added by Ray on December 10, 2014 at 1:51am — No Comments
We all need to decide whether to "play it safe" in life and worry about the downside, or instead take a chance, by being who we really are and living the life our heart desires. Which choice are you making?
One thing we all…Continue
Added by Ray on December 9, 2014 at 2:37am — No Comments
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
I was reinvigorated last Friday and Saturday by being able to spend…Continue
Added by Ray on December 8, 2014 at 4:36am — No Comments
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
For the next two days I will be at one of Indiana’s leading radio stations talking to people who call in to make donations to the Salvation…Continue
Added by Ray on December 5, 2014 at 2:26am — No Comments
What you are will show in what you do.
Thomas A. Edison
I have some obligations today that are requiring my attention. So we will visit the past to see what the Daily said twelve years…Continue
Added by Ray on December 4, 2014 at 3:15am — No Comments
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
I live in the US Midwest, above the equator,…Continue
Added by Ray on December 3, 2014 at 2:29am — No Comments