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Ray’s Daily

July 24, 2017

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perseverance

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

One of the great changes I have noticed at this time in my life is how I view my activities. In my earlier years I had a tendency to focus on the bigger events — a major meeting, my next cruise and such. I, like so many others did not pay much attention to the events that filled my day. In retrospect, I wish I had valued them more.

I find now that important thing in my life is what happens each day. There is some satisfaction in getting through a day with minimum pain and no significant failures while appreciating all that went well. I find too many folks tend to count their pains without being grateful for all they have that is painless. I honestly believe that the secret to successful aging is attitude and perseverance, in fact I now know it is the secret to enjoyment no matter how old you are.

So don’t get bogged down in despair for there is always a way.

                Know, There is a Way

When darkness comes and fear fills your heart,

Know, there is a way.

When all your dreams come crashing down,

Know, there is a way.

When friends cannot be found and there is

No one to comfort you,

Know, there is a way.

When you are ready to lay down and quit,

Know, there is a way.

To know is to find the way.

Knowing cannot be found out there.

Knowing is found in the silence

Of surrender within.

The way is within.

   by: John McIntosh and Rev. JoAnn (Ananda) Polito

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Sometimes you feel like giving up, but then you look at other people who have given up, and the results aren’t that good.

Robert Brault

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Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, “Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey”.

Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Paddy looked up again and said, “Never mind, I found one.”

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Learn to write your hurts in sand. Learn to carve your blessings in stone!

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How to Lie to the Bathroom Scales

  1. Weigh yourself with clothes on, after dinner…as well as in the morning, without clothes, before breakfast, because it’s nice to see how much weight you’ve lost overnight.
  2. Never weigh yourself with wet hair.
  3. When weighing, remove everything, including glasses. In this case, blurred vision is an asset. Don’t forget the earrings, these things can weigh at least a pound.
  4. Use cheap scales only, never the medical kind, because they are always five pounds off…to your advantage, of course.
  5. Always go to the bathroom first.
  6. Stand with arms raised, making pressure on the scale lighter. (Waving them is optional but occasionally helps!)
  7. Don’t eat or drink in the morning until AFTER you’ve weighed in, completely naked, of course.
  8. Weigh yourself after a haircut, this is good for at least half a pound of hair (hopefully).
  9. Exhale with all your might BEFORE stepping onto the scale (air has to weigh something, right?)
  10. Start out with just one foot on the scale, then holding onto the towel rack in front of you, slowly edge your other foot on and slowly let off of the rack. Admittedly, this takes time, but it’s worth it. You will weigh at least two pounds less than if you’d stepped on normally.

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The best auto safety device is a rearview mirror with a police car in it.

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A minister in a little church had been having trouble with the collections.

One Sunday he announced, “Now, before we pass the collection plate, I would like to request that the person who stole the chickens from Brother Martin’s hen house please refrain from giving any money to the Lord. The Lord doesn’t want money from a thief!”

The collection plate was passed around, and for the first time in months everybody gave.

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There’s one thing about baldness…..it’s neat.

~~~

From British Newspapers

Commenting on a complaint from a Mr. Arthur Purdey about a large gas bill, a spokesman for North West Gas said, “We agree it was rather high for the time of year. It’s possible Mr. Purdey has been charged for the gas used up during the explosion that destroyed his house.” (The Daily Telegraph)

Irish police are being handicapped in a search for a stolen van, because they cannot issue a description. It’s a Special Branch vehicle and they don’t want the public to know what it looks like. (The Guardian)

At the height of the gale, the harbourmaster radioed the coastguard and asked them to estimate the wind speed. They replied they were sorry, but they didn’t have a gauge. However, if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff. (Aberdeen Evening Express)

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People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.

G.B. Shaw

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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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