Ray's musings and humor

Love Works!!!

 “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”

Morrie Schwartz

 

 

When I was younger and not even that many years ago I found it hard to use the word love. The word was filled with all kinds of baggage created possibly by cultural conditioning that made it a word filled with images of romantic love. You can imagine my surprise when I recently realized that I was closing all kinds of messages with, “Love, Ray.” I was amazed to find that it now flowed so naturally to paper and how right it felt. Possibly I have matured to the point that I understand what Mother Theresa, Anne Frank, and others have said to us. While I have not arrived at the point that I love everyone no matter what they do, I do find peace in finding more to love each day. There is much to be said for expecting to find good in others rather than fearing that we might be hurt if we are too receptive to others.

 

If we don’t love one and other, who will? And if we do love each other why not say that we do more often?

 

Alabaster Boxes

Author Unknown

Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up, until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them. The kind things you mean to say when they are gone, say them before they go. The flowers you mean to send-use to brighten and sweeten their homes before they leave them. If my friends have alabaster boxes laid away, full of fragrant perfumes of sympathy and affection I would rather they would bring them out in my weary and troubled hours and open them, that I may be refreshed and cheered when I need them. Let us learn to anoint our friends beforehand. Post-mortem kindness do not cheer the burdened spirit. Flowers cast no fragrance backward over the weary way.

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“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.”

James Earl Jones

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She said: My husband, Jim, was playing piano in an intimate and dimly lit club. He couldn’t help but notice a couple locked in a passionate embrace on a love seat right in front of the piano. They were rather distracting, but finally they came up for air long enough to make a breathless request. "Uh, could you play ‘After the Lovin’?’"

"Sure thing," Jim agreed. "Just let me know when you’re through."

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Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.

Leo Buscaglia

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Finnegin: My wife has a terrible habit of staying up ’til two o’clock in the morning. I can’t break her of it.

Keenan:  What on earth is she doin’ at that time?

Finnegin: Waitin’ for me to come home.

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He told me: My mother wanted me to be a priest. Can you imagine giving up your sex life and then once a week people come in to tell you the details and highlights of theirs?

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Fifty-one years ago, Herman James, a North Carolina mountain man, was drafted By the Army. On his first day in basic training, the Army issued him a comb. That Afternoon the Army barber sheared off all his hair. On his second day, the Army issued Herman a toothbrush. That afternoon the Army Dentist yanked seven of his teeth. On the third day, the Army issued him a jock strap. The Army has been looking For Herman for 51 years.

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"Everybody is somebody because God has created us with unique skills and abilities."

"Too many folks fall into the shameful pattern of ranking people and judging some as nobodies."

Anonymous

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A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce, and asked, "What are the grounds for your divorce?"

She replied, "About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by."

"No," he said, "I mean what is the foundation of this case?"

"It is made of concrete, brick and mortar," she responded.

"I mean," he continued, "What are your relations like?"

"I have an aunt and uncle living here in town, and so do my husband’s parents."

"Please," he tried again, "Is there any infidelity in your marriage?"

"Yes, both my son and daughter have stereo sets. We don’t necessarily like the music, but the answer to your questions is yes."

"Ma’am, does your husband ever beat you up?"

"Yes," she responded, "about twice a week he gets up earlier than I do."

Finally, in frustration, the judge asked, "Lady, why do you want a divorce?"

"Oh, I don’t want a divorce," she replied. "I’ve never wanted a divorce. My husband does. He said he can’t communicate with me."

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What do people in China call their good plates?

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A guy noticed that his buddy was troubled and asked what was wrong.

"Ohhh, it’s my girlfriend." he said.

"Oh yeah? What’s the problem?"

"When I asked her if she could learn to love me," he said, "she asked me how much I was willing to spend on her education."

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May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

The rain falls soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Irish blessing

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One of our neighbors is making interesting plans for the future. She says when her husband dies, she’s not going to have him buried.

I said, "What are you going to do?"

She said, "I’m going to have him stuffed and mounted and put on the living room couch. Then I’ll turn on the TV to a football game, talk to him and he won’t answer. It’ll be just like he never left."

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When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

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She said: My husband seems to feel one should get their money’s worth on vacation. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to frolic every minute or not.  But once when I was sitting in a beach chair on the sand, he came out of the surf and said, "This is costing us $300 a day – and you sit there reading a book!"

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go.

Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.

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She said: Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children. One day I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her shot. "NO! NO! NO!" she screamed. "Lizzie," her mother scolded, "That’s not polite behavior." At that, the girl yelled even louder, "NO, THANK YOU! NO, THANK YOU!"

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Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Theresa

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

 Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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