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Be Thankful

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.

Thomas L. Holdcroft


As you know tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday in my country so I’ll be spending time with my family instead of composing a new Daily. Hopefully I’ll be back Friday.

Being Thanksgiving I have thought about why my life just seems to always get better. I have had some big time health problems, lost some dear friends and had some reduction in savings and yet I am finding as much, if not more happiness than ever before. I have wondered if I am just losing my mind or what, as this phenomenon continues. Of course it would not make any sense to talk myself out of feeling the way I do so I don’t try. But I’ll tell you that I find there is so many interesting things to do and now I have time to do many of them and that makes it all great.

I read another of Ralph Marston’s pieces the other day that also explains a lot. His message reminded me that each day is the stepping stone to tomorrow. Both the good and the not so good happen and them become history. We get to chose to dwell on yesterday or build on yesterday knowing that it is over, we have learned from it and today we get another fresh start. Each sunrise brings a new dawn for both the world and us, it is a time to get up and get going for there is much to do if we are willing to do it. Here is what Marston wrote:

 Life gets better

Every day, life gets better. Because every day adds more substance to the outstanding experience of life. On some days it may seem like your life is falling behind instead of getting better. But that’s just because you fail to consider the real value that is always building within you.

At some point you’ll come to appreciate and even treasure the setbacks and disappointments. For although they are painful, they give you the opportunity to grow stronger.

The difficulties are blessings that haven’t fully developed. The joys are well-deserved rewards that encourage you to keep moving forward.

No matter how good life has been, it is getting even better. No matter what challenges may push against you, each moment brings more of life’s goodness.

Feel that goodness as it accumulates in your experience. And live the possibilities that become more rich and meaningful with each dawning day.


The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.



Doctor:  I see you’re over a month late for your appointment.  Don’t you know that nervous disorders require prompt and regular attention? What’s your excuse?

Patient:  I was just following your orders, Doc.

Doctor:  Following my orders?  What are you talking about? I gave you no such order.

Patient:  You told me to avoid people who irritate me.


Princess, having had sufficient experience with princes, seeks frog.


She said:

Sarcasm is just one more service I offer.

Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.

Do they ever shut up on your planet?

I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.

Stress is when you wake up screaming, and you realize you weren’t asleep.

I can’t remember if I’m the good twin or the evil one.

How many times do I have to flush before you go away.

I just want revenge. Is that so wrong?


You have the right to remain silent anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.



1. You sit down to breakfast and hear “Snap, Crackle, and Pop”….and you haven’t even poured milk on your cereal yet.

2. You get up to change the TV channel and decide as long as you’re up, you might as well go to bed.

3. You start complaining that “They’re building car seats too darn low!”

4. Your ears perk up when a LAXATIVE COMMERCIAL comes on TV.

5. You call the place you keep leftovers the “ICEBOX”.

6. No matter where you sit, no matter where you are, THERE’S ALWAYS A DRAFT ON YOU!

7. You complain that the cleaners has started shrinking your clothes.

8. You wonder why everyone else is starting to MUMBLE.

9. Lawn care has become a pretty BIG part of your life.

10. Your underwear starts creeping up on you … AND YOU ENJOY IT!

11. You start videotaping DAYTIME game shows.

12. When you do the HOKEY POKEY and you “put your left hip out” … IT STAYS OUT!

13. One of the throw pillows on your bed is a HOT WATER BOTTLE.


Old age ain’t no place for sissies.

Bette Davis


He said:

Women always go to public restrooms in groups. It gives them a chance to gossip.

Women can’t refuse to answer a ringing phone, no matter what she’s doing. It might be the lottery calling.

Women never understand why men love toys. Men understand that they wouldn’t need toys if women had an “on/off” switch.

Women think all beer is the same.

Women keep three different shampoos and two different conditioners in the shower.

After a woman showers, the bathroom will smell like a tropical rain forest.


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.


“Get this.” said a guy to his friends, “Last night, while I was down at the bar with you guys, a burglar broke into my house.

“Did he get anything?” his friends asked.

“Yeah, a broken jaw, six teeth knocked out, and a pair of broken ribs. The wife thought it was me coming home drunk.”


I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

Jennifer Unlimited


Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, “Why is the bride dressed in white?”

“Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life,” her mother tried to explain, keeping it simple.

The child thought about this for a moment, then said, “So why is the groom wearing black?”


Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

Anthony J. D’Angelo


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana


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