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Better get started now

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

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 ! 00000 Don't Wait

If you are like I am you enjoy spending time with people who don’t sit around waiting for something to happen or for someone to do what needs to be done. These are folks who are always ready to begin something new while so many of us are waiting until that elusive right moment before we get up and get moving.

I get especially frustrated with those who try to convince the doers that what they are about to do won’t work and is a waste of time. I have found that there are some great things waiting along the path that you will never see unless you step on to the trail. There is a world out there waiting for us but it won’t come to you, you have to go to it.

Want to do something, don’t wait start now, there will seldom be a better time than today. Here is a story I may of shared with you before but if I did it is worth reading again.

Stop Waiting

Author Unknown

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After that we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.

The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now.

Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D Souza. He said, “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have.

Stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you’ve had a drink, until you’ve sobered up, until you die, until you are born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy.

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“‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.”

Timothy Ferriss

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The following are a few simple ways to keep burglars out of the house by putting a few signs in well-placed locations.

  • Dear Mr. Butcher, starting tomorrow, please leave eight pounds of meat for Brutus. Six pounds only makes him angry and vicious!
  • Dear Mr. Mailman, we found bloodstains all over our mail. They must be yours. The next time you put mail into our slot, please be sure to keep all parts of your body well clear of all openings. P.S. – Any sign of that book we sent for, “The Care and Feeding of Wild Jungle Cats”?
  • Dear Mr. Exterminator, be very careful when you go inside! The termites have eaten through most of the floorboards and you will fall into the basement where all of the rats are!
  • To whom it may concern: Some of the items in this house have been engraved with Federal Identification Numbers. Others have merely been wired to explode when touched. Good luck…
  • Selma, don’t come in! The boa constrictor got loose again…

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I thank my lucky stars I’m not superstitious.

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An elderly man lay in a hospital, with his wife of 55 years sitting at his bedside. “Is that you Ethel, at my side again?” he whispered.

“Yes, dear,” she answered.

He softly said to her, “Remember years ago when I was in the Veteran’s Hospital? You were with me then. You were with me when we lost everything in a fire, and Ethel when we were poor – you stuck with me then too.”

The man sighed and said, “I tell you Ethel, you are bad luck!”

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I think … therefore I am overqualified.

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The rabbinical student is about to leave for America. When he asks his mentor for advice, the rabbi offers an adage that, he tells the student, will guide him for the rest of his life. “Always remember,” the rabbi said sagely, “life is like a fountain.” Deeply impressed by his teacher’s wisdom, the student departs for a successful career in America. Thirty years later, he learns that the rabbi is dying, so he returns for a final visit.

“Rabbi,” he says, “I have one question. For 30 years, whenever I was sad or confused, I thought about the phrase you passed on to me, and it has helped me through many difficult times. But to be perfectly frank, I have never understood the full meaning of it. Now that you are about to enter the realm of truth, tell me, dear rabbi, why is life like a fountain?”

Wearily, the old man replied, “All right, so it’s not like a fountain.”

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Why do we sing ‘Take me out to the ball game,’ when we are already there?

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A strained voice called out through the darkened theater, “Please, is there a doctor in the house?!”

Several men stood up as the lights came on.

An older lady pulled her daughter to stand next to her, “Good, are any of you doctors single and interested in a date with a nice, Jewish girl?”

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Where was the toothbrush invented? Mississippi. If it was invented anywhere else, it would have been called a teethbrush.

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Favorite Christian Pick-up Lines

Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven?

The word says “Give drink to those who are thirsty, and feed the hungry. How about dinner?

I didn’t believe in predestination till I met you.

What do YOU think? Will it be the flood or the fire next time?

Hi. Your name must be Grace because you are AMAZING!

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Did you hear about the $3 million Arkansas State Lottery?

The winner gets $3 a year for a million years.

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Don’t wait for time. Make it. Don’t wait for love. Feel it. Don’t wait for money. Earn it. Don’t wait for the path. Find it. Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it. Don’t go for less. Get the best. Don’t compare. Be unique. Don’t fight your misfortune. Transform it. Don’t avoid failure. Use it. Don’t dwell on mistake. Learn from it. Don’t back down. Go around. Don’t close your eyes. Open your mind. Don’t run from life. Embrace it.

Ritu Ghatourey

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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