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Ray's Blog – December 2016 Archive (20)

And we begin again

What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.

By Vern McLellan



I had breakfast yesterday with a University Professor friend. She has been an active contributor to the global health scene for the many…


Added by Ray on December 30, 2016 at 4:53am — No Comments

He is a bright light

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

Anais Nin



I got an e-mail from an old friend the other…


Added by Ray on December 29, 2016 at 2:53am — No Comments

They made my day

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T. S. Eliot


Maureen and Ray


The other day when I was with my family and friends for a Christmas Eve dinner my friend Maureen took the picture…


Added by Ray on December 28, 2016 at 4:39am — No Comments

These are the good days

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.

Mary Anne Radmacher



I hope you enjoyed the last few days. For some it was…


Added by Ray on December 27, 2016 at 1:34am — No Comments

I wish you joy

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.

Helen Keller



Note: I spent yesterday fighting my cold and resting. This morning…


Added by Ray on December 22, 2016 at 3:19am — No Comments

Bless the kind

The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others.



I had another one of those slowdown days yesterday. I ended up putting a number of plans on hold as I treated an early stage cold. I am hoping for a quick recovery as…


Added by Ray on December 21, 2016 at 2:54am — No Comments

So long Mayor Bill and thanks for everything

“It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.”




I was saddened Sunday when I heard that former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut had passed away. While Mayor Dick Lugar took our city to…


Added by Ray on December 20, 2016 at 12:26am — No Comments

Enjoy the future

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin Powell



It is that time of year. Here where I live we have been hit with arctic blasts that remind us to bundle up…


Added by Ray on December 19, 2016 at 2:26am — No Comments

Thanks for all you do

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.

Oprah Winfrey



Added by Ray on December 16, 2016 at 1:12am — No Comments

Are you ready for next year?

There is good in every year.”

Lailah Gifty Akita



In just a few weeks we will begin a new year, one that again…


Added by Ray on December 15, 2016 at 12:10am — No Comments

Oh Happy Day

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."

James M. Barrie  



I know it is the season to be jolly but it was a little hard for me yesterday. My day began with an ophthalmologist letting me…


Added by Ray on December 14, 2016 at 3:09am — No Comments

They are waiting for us

There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't yet met.

William Butler Yeats



I honestly believe that the most debilitating thing we face is not disease but…


Added by Ray on December 13, 2016 at 2:44am — No Comments

Be Curious

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”




If you are like I am you know folks who are good people who spend all their time just…


Added by Ray on December 12, 2016 at 1:05am — No Comments

Live on or dream on

“You can get what you want or you can just get old.”

Billy Joel



I had a full day yesterday and have another ahead today. Since we are experiencing winter weather I…


Added by Ray on December 9, 2016 at 2:35am — No Comments

Great morning ahead

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi



I have a busy morning. Two breakfast meetings followed by an early lunch. I am sure that by the time I…


Added by Ray on December 7, 2016 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Something worth thinking about

“It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly.”

Bertrand Russell



Here are excerpts from an article written by Angel Chernoff that I…


Added by Ray on December 7, 2016 at 3:35am — No Comments

We get another chance

“However long the night, the dawn will break.”

African Proverb



As the year winds down many of us will take stock of how the year has been. I, like most people have…


Added by Ray on December 6, 2016 at 2:51am — No Comments

Who are you really?

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations  and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”

Bruce Lee



Winter has been hiding from us here in Indiana but it has decided to come out of hiding but it still remains…


Added by Ray on December 5, 2016 at 3:23am — No Comments

Thanks for the memories

The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries.

Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.

Persian Proverb



I had a full day yesterday and am…


Added by Ray on December 2, 2016 at 3:16am — No Comments

Thanks for being here

We all need each other.

Leo Buscaglia



I have been distressed by the recent rash of demonstrations of hate that seem to be growing around us. Hate messages written…


Added by Ray on December 1, 2016 at 3:05am — No Comments

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