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Ray’s Daily

April 20, 2017

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“Healey’s First Law of Holes: When in one, stop digging.”

Denis Healey

I don’t understand why when I have much fewer obligations that I can’t get as much done as I need to get done. If this keeps up I may have to shorten my naps. I know it is also a matter of my limited prioritization skills so I am going to do a better job of doing what must be done.

I just got the following and I may use it as part of my improvement process.

The Alphabet:

A – ACCEPT Accept others for who they are and for the choices they’ve made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.

B – BREAK AWAY Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.

C – CREATE Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.

D – DECIDE Decide that you’ll be successful and happy come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.

E – EXPLORE Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you’ll learn more about yourself.

F – FORGIVE Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.

G – GROW Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.

H – HOPE Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.

I – IGNORE Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.

J – JOURNEY Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, an you’ll grow.

K – KNOW Know that no matter how bad things seem, they’ll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.

L – LOVE Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there’s room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there’s room for endless happiness.

M – MANAGE Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you’ll suffer less stress and worry. Then you’ll be able to focus on the important things in life.

N – NOTICE Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding.

O – OPEN Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there’s still much to be thankful for.

P – PLAY Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.

Q – QUESTION Ask many questions, because you’re here to learn.

R – RELAX Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.

S – SHARE Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.

T – TRY Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

U – USE Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that’s wasted has no value. Talent that’s used bill bring unexpected rewards.

V – VALUE Value the friends and family members who’ve supported and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.

W – WORK Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.

X – X-RAY Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you’ll see the goodness and beauty within.

Y – YIELD Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you’ll find success at the end of the road.

Z – ZOOM Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rears its ugly head. Let nothing interfere with your goals. Instead, focus on your abilities, your dreams, and a brighter tomorrow.

Author Unknown

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“Do first what you don’t want to do most.”

Clifford Cohen

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She said, I a Dominican sister, I lived in a convent named for a deceased pope. One day while I was wearing contemporary clothes instead of my habit, I drove into a gas station to get the communal car filled up.

After the young attendant topped off the tank, he walked toward my car window to return my credit card. It was clear from his furrowed brow that he had something on his mind.

The young man looked at me shyly and pointed to the convent’s name, John XXIII Hall, imprinted on the card.

“Pardon me,” he asked hesitantly, “but how do you pronounce your husband’s middle name?”

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I used to be lost in the shuffle. Now I just shuffle along with the lost.

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Morris and Rachel are sweethearts. Morris lives in a small village out in the country and Rachel lives in town. One day, they go to see the Rabbi and set a date for their wedding. Before they leave, the Rabbi asks them whether they want a contemporary or traditional service. After a short discussion, they opt for the contemporary service.

Their day arrives but the weather is rotten and a storm forces Morris to take an alternate route to the synagogue. The village streets are flooded, so he rolls up his trouser legs to keep his trousers dry.

When at last he reaches the shul, his best man immediately rushes him up the aisle. As the ceremony starts, the Rabbi whispers to Morris, “Pull down your trousers.”

“Rabbi, I’ve changed my mind,” says Morris, “I think I prefer the traditional service.”

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Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.

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A blonde was shopping at a Target Store and came across a silver thermos. She was quite fascinated by it, so she picked it up and brought it over to the clerk to ask what it was.

The clerk said, “Why, that’s a thermos…..it keeps things hot and some things cold.”

“Wow, said the blonde, “that’s amazing….I’m going to buy it !” So she bought the thermos and took it to work the next day. Her boss saw it on her desk. “What’s that,’ he asked? “Why, that’s a thermos…..it keeps hot things hot and cold things cold,” she replied.

Her boss inquired, “What do you have in it?”

The blond replied, “Two popsicles, and some coffee.”

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Why is it called ‘after dark’, when it is really after light?

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A man looked at the menu at the airport restaurant, and saw that the sandwiches were named for planes. “I’ll have a Jumbo Jet,” he said. When the order arrived, he was disappointed to see how small his burger was, but he ate it anyway.

He called his waiter over and asked, “Was that the Jumbo Jet?”

“Yeah,” the waiter answered. “Went pretty fast, didn’t it?”

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“Facing the obstacle don’t fall in depression, just reverse the problem and take a glance at it at another angle and you’ll find the solution, besides quite entertaining.”

Alexander Zalan

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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