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December 2014 Blog Posts (22)

Have a great New Year

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering 'it will be happier'...”

Alfred Tennyson



Here we go, New Year’s Eve, tomorrow a fresh year and for many a fresh start. Since most folks will be celebrating or…


Added by Ray on December 31, 2014 at 2:32am — No Comments

What will you choose?

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…


Added by Ray on December 30, 2014 at 2:22am — No Comments

Have you decided yet?

We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.

Charlotte Whitton

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…


Added by Ray on December 29, 2014 at 2:37am — No Comments

Only a few more days

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.

Michael Josephson



I hope that if you celebrate Christmas that…


Added by Ray on December 26, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments

Merry Chrstmas my friend

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.

Burton Hillis



Today is Christmas Eve and a special day for our family as we will continue a tradition we started about…


Added by Ray on December 24, 2014 at 2:47am — No Comments

Mr Miller Inspires

“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…


Added by Ray on December 23, 2014 at 2:21am — No Comments

Join me?

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”

Washington Irving



Here we are, Christmas week, even if you are not a Christian the concept of Peace on Earth and…


Added by Ray on December 22, 2014 at 4:22am — No Comments

I am up and running

“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…


Added by Ray on December 19, 2014 at 2:24am — No Comments

The countdown has begun

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…


Added by Ray on December 18, 2014 at 4:32am — No Comments

Enjoy the season

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…


Added by Ray on December 17, 2014 at 4:55am — No Comments

Things are better

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

William Blake



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…


Added by Ray on December 16, 2014 at 2:50am — No Comments

You can you know

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…


Added by Ray on December 15, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Don't wait for too late

“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…


Added by Ray on December 12, 2014 at 2:57am — No Comments

Are you who you want to be?

“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



Yesterday I…


Added by Ray on December 11, 2014 at 3:03am — No Comments

Don't be like them

It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.

Hans Selye

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…


Added by Ray on December 10, 2014 at 1:51am — No Comments

You can make 2015 a great year

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?

Charlie Badenhop



One thing we all…


Added by Ray on December 9, 2014 at 2:37am — No Comments

Goodwill is good

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.

Calvin Coolidge



I was reinvigorated last Friday and Saturday by being able to spend…


Added by Ray on December 8, 2014 at 4:36am — No Comments

Thanks for letting me help

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

Charles Dickens



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…


Added by Ray on December 5, 2014 at 2:26am — No Comments

Ray's away today

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…


Added by Ray on December 4, 2014 at 3:15am — No Comments

Welcome Winter

“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.”

Edith Sitwell



I live in the US Midwest, above the equator,…


Added by Ray on December 3, 2014 at 2:29am — No Comments

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