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Good week ahead

“The foolish seek happiness in the distance; the wise grow it under their feet.”

James Oppenheim

Good Morning

Here we go again, a new week, I hope yours will be as good as I expect mine to be. I do have some visits with my primary physician and with one of my heart doctors. I see them so often they are like old friends. I have learned to appreciate it when they tell me I am really doing pretty good for an old guy.

I also get to brainstorm with the head of one of my favorite organizations who is helping to make my city a better place, Not only that I will be breakfasting with a consultant friend who can tell me what is going on in the outside world.

Of course me week will include some exercise and numerous naps. So all in all it will be a good week without too much to do but will include some positive experiences. I have included a piece below that includes ideas that will help me make sure I will enjoy the next seven days, they can do the same for you.

Promise Yourself

by Christian 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 of the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best.
  • To be enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to 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.

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“True happiness is to enjoy the present… without anxious dependence upon the future.”

Seneca

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Tips from the kids:

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff.  Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. — Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry.  God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.– Kirsten, age 10

WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?

Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.– Camille, age 10

No age is good to get married at.  You got to be a fool to get married.– Freddie, age 6 (very wise for his age)

HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.– Derrick, age 8

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?

Both don’t want any more kids.– Lori, age 8

WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?

Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other.  Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.– Lynnette, age 8 (isn’t she a treasure)

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.– Martin, age 10 (wise beyond his years)

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?

When they’re rich.– Pam, age 7

IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?

It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys.  Boys need someone to clean up after them.– Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?

There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?– Kelvin, age 8

wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck. — Ricky, age 10

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“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”

James Matthew Barrie

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One of those physical fitness club franchises was preparing to enter the international market.  They placed ads in newspapers all over the county for people who could represent them on a tour.  The ad said:

We’re looking for five men in peak physical condition.  Must be able to speak Spanish, French, Chinese, or Japanese.  Must be knowledgeable about weights, aerobics, and at least two major sports.

The day after the ad appeared, a heavy man of about 70 appeared in the offices of the fitness club.  “I’m here about the ad,” he said.

The bronzed Adonis behind the desk looked surprised, but decided to be polite.  “Do you speak Spanish or French?” he asked.

“Nope,” the old man said.

“Chinese? Japanese?”

“No, both times.”

“Know anything about weights or aerobic exercises?”

“Only that I wouldn’t be caught dead with either one.”

“How about sports?”

“I’ve never played anything more taxing than checkers.”

“I see,” the young man said.  “Tell me something.  Why did you come here?”

“To tell you to count me out.”

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God grant me the Senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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Timmy was roughhousing with his dog.

His mother said to him, “Now, Timmy, I know you love Grover, but you’re loving him too much. How would you feel if someone huge picked you up and squeezed you so hard you couldn’t breathe?”

The boy thought a moment and then said, “I guess I’d feel like it was my birthday and Aunt Donna was here!”

Listen to the compass of your heart.

All you need lies within you.

Mary Anne Radmacher

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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.

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen years to people who want to start their day on an upbeat. If you have system overload because of our daily clutter, let me know and I will send you the information via mental telepathy. If you have not been getting our daily you can request to be added by e-mailing me at raykiwsp@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at https://raykiwsp.wordpress.com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

 

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