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Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up.

Rachel Corrie

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Our annual Memorial Day in the US is now behind us and it traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of summer which in the view of many will end when we celebrate Labor Day in September. In theory it means more leisure time and less responsibility, in practice I have never found it to be like that. In fact my most productive time has often been in the summer when I have more time to invest in becoming the person I would like to be. I don’t know about you but I always seem to have things I have to put on the back burner because of other duties and demands. I have found that getting to something worthwhile that has been lingering is as rewarding as reading the traditional summer novel or in frivolous pursuit. So it is not that I will find more hours in the day but rather folks won’t fill as many of the available hours so I will be free to do what I please.

The people who I have sympathy for are those who have given up on themselves and view the summer doldrums as a place to hide from what they believe is their inadequacies. It pains me when I see people who really are so much better than they think they are but have talked themselves into believing that they have little to offer.

I know you are not one of those folks but you probably know someone who is. If you do you might want to share this piece of advice that has been floating around for a few years.

 

Believe in Yourself

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better.

There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.

There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are.

So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be. Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.

Keep Believing in Yourself!

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“Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you?”

Steve Maraboli

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Flying can be interesting; here are some flight announcements from the past.

  ·       In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favorite.

·       Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we’ll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Southwest Airlines.”

·       “Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments.”

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“You know that old saying, ‘Strike while the iron is hot?’ Well, I think that’s a pretty dumb saying, ’cause I’ll betcha a cold iron will hurt like hell, too.”

Charlie Acord

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She told me:

10 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE “ESTROGEN ISSUES”

1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.

2. You’re adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.

3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.

4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.

5. You’re using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: “How’s my driving-call 1-800-***-.”

6. Everyone’s head looks like an invitation to batting-practice.

7. You’re convinced there’s a God and he’s male.

8. You can’t believe they don’t make a tampon bigger than Super Plus.

9. You’re sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.

10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.

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“If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.”

Jack Lemmon

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A lady leaves Montreal on route 20 heading toward Quebec city, when she decided to stop at a comfort station. The first toilet stall was occupied, so she went into the second one. She was no sooner seated than she heard a voice from the next stall:

“Hi, how are you doing?”

Well, she wasn’t the type to chat with strangers in highway comfort stations, and she really don’t know quite what possessed her, but anyway, she answered, a little embarrassed: “Not bad.”

The stranger said: “And, what are you up to?”

Talk about your dumb questions! She was really beginning to think this was too weird! So she said: “Well, just like you I am driving east?”

About then she heard the stranger, all upset, say: “Look, I’ll call ya right back, there’s some idiot in the next stall answering all the questions I’m asking you. Bye!”

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“The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.”

Marty Feldman

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Coming out of church, Mrs. Peterson asked her husband, “Do you think that Johnson girl is tinting her hair?”

“I didn’t even see her,” admitted Mr. Peterson.

“And that dress Mrs. Hansen was wearing,” continued Mrs. Peterson, “Really, don’t tell me you think that’s the proper costume for a mother of two.”

“I’m afraid I didn’t notice that either,” said Mr. Peterson.

“Oh, for heaven’s sake,” snapped Mrs. Peterson.  “A lot of good it does you to go to church.”

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Only as high as I reach can I grow,

Only as far as I seek can I go,

Only as deep as I look can I see,

Only as much as I dream can I be.

Karen Ravn

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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