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Being miserable is a habit. Being happy is a habit. The choice is yours

Tom Hopkins

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If you are like I am it is sometimes difficult being what you want to be. I admit when I get tired I get grouchy. When my legs start to rebel and tell me I better sit down I am not a happy person. The difficulty is not succumbing to the day to day difficulties falling into a woe is me attitude which only makes things worse.

So while it is sometimes not all that easy I find it is important to stay strong and not slip into the doldrums. Here are some suggestions to stay in the right mood from C. D. Larson:

Promise yourself

  • To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
  • To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
  • To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
  • To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
  • To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  • To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear; and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
  • To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
  • To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

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You are the conductor of your own attitude! Nobody else can compose your thoughts for you

 Lee J. Colan

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A little boy came home eating a big candy bar. Seeing the candy bar, his mother remembered he had already spent all his allowance money. Surprised, she asked him where he got it.

“I bought it at the store with the dollar you gave me,” he said.

“But that dollar was for Sunday School,” his mother replied.

Smiling, the boy said, “I know, Mom, but the Pastor met me at the door and got me in for free!”

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

Albert Grant.

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The mother of a problem child was advised by a psychiatrist, “You are far too upset and worried about your son. I suggest you take tranquillizers regularly.” On her next visit the psychiatrist asked, “Have the tranquillizers calmed you down?”

“Yes” the mother answered.

“And how is your son now?” he asked.

“Who cares?”

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“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

Naguib Mahfouz

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Jack died. His lawyer is standing before the family and reads out Jack’s Last Will and Testament.

“To my dear wife Esther, I leave the house, 50 acres of land, and 1 million dollars.

To my son Barry, I leave my Big Lexus and the Jaguar.

To my daughter, Suzy, I leave my yacht and $250,000.

And to my brother-in-law Jeff, who always insisted that health is better than wealth, I leave my sun lamp.”

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You can’t please everybody if you are going to make a difference in this world.

Melvin Chapman

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Two youngsters were walking home from Sunday School, each deep in his own thoughts. Finally one said, “What do you think about all this devil business we studied today?”

The other boy replied thoughtfully, “Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. This is probably just your Dad, too.”

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Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

Bill Watterson

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Morris returns from a long business trip and finds out that his wife has been unfaithful during his time away.

“Who was it!!!???” he yells. “That bastard Goldstein?”

“No,” replied his wife. “It wasn’t Goldstein.”

“Was it Feldman, that dirty old man?”

“No, not him.”

“Aha! Then it must have been that idiot Rabinovich!”

“No, it wasn’t Rabinovich either…”

Morris was now fuming. “What’s the matter?” he cried. “None of my friends are good enough for you?”

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I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought:  What good would that do?

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An applicant for a job with the federal government was filling out the application form. He came to this question: “Do you favor the overthrow of the United States government by force, subversion, or violence?” Without giving it a second thought, he wrote, “violence.”

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Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will

Zig Ziglar

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.

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