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Take time for gratitude

Ray’s Daily

November 22, 2017

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We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Thornton Wilder

Be-Thankful-Everyday

Tomorrow is a special day for us in my country. It is our national thanksgiving holiday. My computer and I will take the next four days off in order to recover from the traditional family feast and to focus on all we have to be thankful for in life.

Many will use the days ahead to feast, socialize, watch sports and shop for bargains. I hope they will also take some time to appreciate the good in their lives. This is a time to set woes aside and focus on all reasons we have to be grateful for all we have been given. Most of the folks in the world struggle to survive, we need to recognize just how fortunate we are.

Here is a poem that challenges us to make our Thanksgiving Day more than just a day to feast and socialize,

The Great Thanksgiving grace

The great day of Thanks Giving is here,

And, so our hearts are bubbling with joy,

The eyes are blinking for the beauty to see,

The stomach is demanding for the greatest feast,

Now that it’s here, there are lot of preparations to do,

Now that the great graceful day `is here,

We have so much to rejoice and be grateful for,

Now that it’s here, we are all ready to focus on the good,

To avoid the bad, now that it’s here,

On this Thanks Giving day we need to vow,

To look more for love and friendship,

To avoid more of the materialistic things in life,

If the small things in life vanish today,

We will see the importance of it every day,

It’s only the relations that grow every day,

And, that is the thing that keeps us alive every day,

Now that, the Thanks Giving Day is here,

Thank everyone in your life for every little thing,

~~~

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.

Meister Eckhart

~~~

A guy was known among his friends to be very brief and to the point – he really never said too much. One day, a saleswoman promoting a certain brand of brushes, knocked his door and asked to see his wife, so the guy told her that she wasn’t home.

“Well,” the woman said, “could I please wait for her?”

The man directed her to the living room and left her there for more than three hours.

After feeling really worried, she called out for him and asked, “May I know where your wife is?”

“She went to the cemetery,” he replied.

“And when is she coming back?”

“I don’t really know,” he said. “She’s been there eleven years now.”

~~~

“My grandfather’s a little forgetful, but he likes to give me advice. One day he took me aside and left me there.”

Ron Richards

~~~

What the dictionary does not tell you definitions:

AMNESIA: Condition that enables a woman who has gone through labor to make love again.

DUMBWAITER: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.

FAMILY PLANNING: The art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster.

FEEDBACK: The inevitable result when your baby doesn’t appreciate strained carrots.

FULL NAME: What you call your child when you’re mad at him.

GRANDPARENTS: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they’re sure you’re not raising them right.

HEARSAY: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

IMPREGNABLE: A woman whose memory of labor is still vivid.

INDEPENDENT: How we want our children to be as long as they do everything we say.

OW: The first word spoken by children with older siblings.

PUDDLE: a small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes into it.

SHOW OFF: a child who is more talented than yours.

STERILIZE: what you do to your first baby’s pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby’s pacifier by blowing or sucking on it.

TOP BUNK: where you should never put a child wearing Superman pajamas.

TWO MINUTE WARNING: when the baby’s face turns red and she begins to make those familiar grunting noises.

VERBAL: able to whine in words

~~~

How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hands….

~~~

“Don’t spend $2 to dry-clean a shirt. Donate it to the Salvation Army instead. They’ll clean it and put it on a hanger. Next morning buy it back for 75 cents.”

Billiam Coronel

~~~

The room was full of pregnant women and their partners, and the Lamaze class was in full swing.

The instructor was teaching the women how to breathe properly, along with informing the men how to give the necessary assurances at this stage of the plan.

The teacher then announced, “Ladies, exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. And, gentlemen, it wouldn’t hurt you to take the time to go walking with your partner!”

The room really got quiet. Finally, a man in the middle of the group raised his hand.

“Yes?” replied the teacher…

“Is it all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk?”

~~~

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.

Theodore Roosevelt

~~~

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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