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“May your star guide you to walk in the right path.”

Lailah Gifty Akita,

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If you are like many of us there have been one or more times in your life when you decided what would make you happy and set a goal that would take you to where you wanted to be. It might have been a place where you could enjoy doing a job you liked with free time to pursue a hobby or something else. For some it might be a place where your fitness training resulted in good health and high energy.

Once we can see where we would like to go we start our journey to get there only to find that the trip is so distracting that we lose sight of our planned destination. Some get so caught up in what is known as the rat race that they have no time to check their compass to see if they are even going in the right direction.

In truth the journey can be the most rewarding part of our lives, but only if it is taking us to a place we want to go. Here is a story by an unknown author that reminds us to keep our eyes focused on where we want to end up.

RUN YOUR OWN RACE AND WISH OTHERS WELL!!!

I was cycling and noticed a person in front of me, about 1/4 of Km. I could tell he was cycling a little slower than me and I decided to try to catch him. I had about a km to go on the road before turning off. So I started cycling faster and faster and every block, I was gaining on him just a little bit. After just a few minutes I was only about 100 yards behind him, so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself. You would have thought I was cycling in the last leg of London Olympic triathlon.

Finally,I caught up with him and passed him by. On the inside I felt so good. “I beat him” of course, but he didn’t even know we were racing. After I passed him, I realized that I had been so focused on competing against him that I had missed my turn, had gone nearly six blocks past it and had to turn around and go all back.

Isn’t that what happens in life when we focus on competing with co-workers, neighbours, friends, family, trying to outdo them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important? We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our own paths to our destinies.

Moral :

The problem with unhealthy competition is that it’s a never ending cycle. There will always be somebody ahead of you, someone with better job, nicer car, more money in the bank, more education, a prettier wife, a more handsome husband, better behaved children, etc.

Take what Life has given you, the height, weight & personality. Dress well & wear it proudly! You’ll be blessed by it. Stay focused and live a healthy life. There’s no competition in DESTINY.

Run your own RACE and wish others WELL!!!

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Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The wife was busy frying eggs, when her husband came home. He walked into the kitchen and immediately started yelling.

CAREFULL!!!  CAREFULL!!!  MORE OIL!!!  TURN THEM!!! TURN THEM NOW!!!  WE NEED MORE OIL!!!  THEY ARE GOING TO STICK!!! CAREFULL!!!  CAREFULL!!!  TURN THEM!!! TURN THEM!!! HURRY UP!!!  ARE YOU CRAZY!!!!  THE OIL IS GOING TO SPILL!!! USE MORE SALT!!!  THE SALT!!!!”

The wife was very upset, “What is wrong with you? Why are you yelling like this? Do you think I don’t know how to fry an egg?”

The husband calmly replied, “This is to show you what it feels like for me when I am driving and you sit next to me…”

~~~

“If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.”

Albert A. Grant

~~~

Scott and Glenn went on a fishing trip. They rented all the equipment: reels, rods, wading suits, rowboat, car, even a cabin in the woods. They spent a fortune.

The first day they went fishing and didn’t catch anything. The same thing happened on the second day and the third. It went on like this until finally, on the last day of their vacation, Scott caught a fish. Driving home they were really depressed.

Scott turned to Glenn and said, “Do you realize that this one lousy fish we caught cost us fifteen hundred dollars?”

Glenn replied, “Wow! It’s a good thing we didn’t catch any more!”

~~~

I had amnesia once — or twice.

~~~

A man was being proselytized by group of friends:

“Come join our study group. We want to discuss mankind’s relationship to God.”

“I’m married; I learned long ago that my opinions don’t matter.”

“But, when you die, will you go to heaven or to hell?”

“Wherever my wife tells me to.”

~~~

There are two rules for ultimate success in life. Never tell everything you know.

~~~

“Darling,” said the young man to his new bride. “Now that we are married, do you think you will be able to live on my modest income?”

“Of course, dearest, no trouble,” she answered. “But what will you live on?”

~~~

I really wish my supermarket had an aisle marked “unhealthy stuff”, so the chore of shopping wouldn’t take so long.

~~~

A motorist was on trial for hitting a pedestrian. The motorist’s lawyer made this point: “Your honor, my client has been driving for over thirty years.”

To which the lawyer for the plaintiff retorted: “Your honor, if we are going to judge this case by experience, may I remind you that my client has been walking for over fifty years.”

~~~

Stress is when your mouth says “No problem” while your body screams “NO WAY!”

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A woman went to the bank and applied for a loan. “I want a loan, I’m going to divorce my husband.”

“Oh, we don’t give loans for divorces” the manager says “We make loans for automobiles, businesses, home improvements….”

The woman interrupts and says “Well, this would certainly be a ‘Home Improvement.’

~~~

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

Earl Nightingale

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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