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Ray’s Daily

October 25, 2017

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Life does not have to be easy to be wonderful.

Wisdom 2

Good morning all. Yesterday I started some physical therapy to help me reinstall some vim and vigor into my life. They tell me that vim and vigor will be good for me but what I want to know is will it help me regain some leg strength and stamina. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

The other day Marc Chernoff shared some words of wisdom that he had gotten from a friend who passed away some time ago. It is a long list loaded with valuable insight. Here are some of her thoughts that I especially like.

  • When you hear only what you want to hear, you’re not really listening.  Listen to what you don’t want to hear too.  That’s how you grow.
  • Fantasizing about other times and places can be dangerous.  Don’t cling so tightly to the past, or dream so fervently about the future, that you miss out on the real value and beauty that is here and now.  Don’t live entirely in your head.  Don’t miss your life!
  • You will never feel as confident as you want to feel.  Stop believing that you should feel more confident before you take the next step.  Taking the next step is what builds your confidence.
  • Patience is not about waiting.  Patience is the ability to keep a positive, focused attitude while working hard to move your life forward.
  • Sometimes it’s better to let go without closure.  Actions and behavior speak volumes.  Trust the signs you were given and gracefully press on.
  • Calmness is a superpower.  The ability to not overreact or take things personally keeps your mind clear and your heart at peace.  Once you begin to value your inner peace over your need to react and be right, you will in fact experience more inner peace, and happiness.
  • You will gradually attract people that think and behave like you.  If you want to be surrounded by positive people, you need to be positive too.  And the opposite is also true.  So do your best to surround yourself with people who push you to be your best.  Less drama—less mess.  Just higher vibrations and intentions.

~~~

Life is a gift of nature; but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom.

Greek Adage

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Here is a list of actual announcements that London Tube train drivers have made to their passengers:

  • “Ladies and Gentlemen, I do apologize for the delay to your service. I know you’re all dying to get home, unless, of course, you happen to be married to my ex-wife, in which case you’ll want to cross over to the Westbound and go in the opposite direction”.
  • “Your delay this evening is caused by the line controller suffering from E & B syndrome, not knowing his elbow from his backside. I’ll let you know any further information as soon as I’m given any.”
  • “Beggars are operating on this train, please do NOT encourage these professional beggars, if you have any spare change, please give it to a registered charity, failing that, give it to me.”
  • During an extremely hot rush hour on the Central Line, the driver announced: “Step right this way for the sauna, ladies and gentleman…unfortunately towels are not provided”.
  • “Please allow the doors to close. Try not to confuse this with ‘Please hold the doors open’. The two are distinct and separate instructions.”

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You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success – on the far side of failure.

Thomas J Watson Sr

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Morris had been playing golf for years, and he had the finest equipment, but his technique never improved a bit. As his friend watched, he teed up at the first hole and promptly drove a brand-new ball into the woods. On the second hole, he drove another new ball into a lake. On the third, he lost a new ball in another part of the woods.

“Why don’t you use an old ball?” his friend Sam asked.

“I’ve never had an old ball,” Morris said.

~~~

“A man loses his illusions first, his teeth second, and his follies last.”

Helen Rowland

~~~

At his request, each morning three-year-old Ray’s mother pinned a bath towel to the back shoulders of his size two T-shirt. Immediately in his young imaginative mind the towel became a brilliant magic blue and red cape. And he became Superman.

Outfitted each day in his “cape,” Ray’s days were packed with adventure and daring escapades. He was Superman. This fact was clearly pointed out last fall when his mother enrolled him in kindergarten class. During the course of the interview, the teacher asked Ray his name.

“Superman,” he answered politely and without pause.

The teacher smiled, cast an appreciative glance at his mother, and asked again, “Your real name, please.”

Again, Ray answered, “Superman.”

Realizing the situation demanded more authority, or maybe to hide amusement,  the teacher closed her eyes for a moment,  then in a voice quite stern, said,  “I will have to have your real name for the records.”

Sensing he’d have to play straight with the teacher, Ray slid his eyes around the room, hunched closer to her, and patting a corner of frayed towel at his shoulder, answered in a voice hushed with conspiracy, “Clark Kent.”

~~~

At the mall, women get excited, thrilled, and overjoyed by purchasing the perfect item.

Men experience the same feelings just by finding a close parking space.

~~~

My daughter, is a bear on preventative medicine and somewhat over-protective of her first baby girl and had taken her three year old to the doctor for a check-up.

They had the child doing coordination tests, like stacking blocks, crawling around a big stuffed toy and other things so they could check her physical agility. They were watching to see if she walked properly, when the doctor said, “Allison, can you stand on one foot for me?”

The little darling obediently walked over and stood right on his right foot.

~~~

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

~~~

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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