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Ray’s Daily

December 20, 2017


Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

Mother Teresa

you are special

Wouldn’t it be great if we made 2018 one of our best years? A year where we did not let the ill will of others take us down. I think if we go on positive offense we will not need to waste our time on a useless defense hoping that happiness will be the result.

I like Mother Theresa’s hope for us all. She is offering us the chance to go on a love offence, a plan where we can help to make the lives of others better. I know many folks think that loving your fellow man is passé, but without it what hope do we have?

So as I look forward to the New Year I am hoping there will be many who will see the opportunity outlined in the following article. I have had to make minor edits but it’s value remains.

One Positive Promise for a Truly LOVING 2018

By Zeenat

We often think that someday we will settle old scores. Someday we will muster the courage to speak to that person. Someday we will go and have a chat with the quite lady at the end of the street. Someday we will ask for that raise we so badly deserve. Some day we will face our fears. Someday………

With the New Year 2018 at the Horizon, we are all in the new year resolution mood. How many of us make them and break them. More so because we make them out of tradition and not love.

Think and decide to do something for the sheer love of it, and see how you follow through with your decisions.

Why must we keep putting off what we can do now for tomorrow or some day or the new year??  In the true sense of it, this “someday” never really comes. All we have is “Today”. And if we don’t do something today, we will never really get to it tomorrow either. We will still have the same excuse we have today.

I want to take the plunge and do something Today!!!

Today I resolve to embrace each and every person that comes my way with Love straight from the bottom of my heart. I will shine a heart smile to every soul I encounter. Yes, today!! Are you with me? Will you take this small step today in spreading the love?

When all you do and say shines with love, every resolution easily gets done, every task is with passion, every moment is memorable. Lets be loving to ourselves too in this New Year. Allow yourself to BE your truest self without judgment. Embrace your flaws and Shine your loving self anyway. Because when love comes from the inside out, it is in its purest form…and absolutely accepted by everyone around you too.

Won’t that make for a positively loving year ahead? Take that 2018, we are ready for you with LOVE as the only ammunition we will ever need.


“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

Mother Teresa


Years ago I lived in a three story apartment building on the North side of Chicago. We parked on the street and when we had a heavy snowstorm it was every man for himself as we defended whatever parking place we were able to find.

Here is one story about people shoveling the snow for a parking space in front their house. What happens is that somebody will park in a nearby parking lot, then slave away for however many hours it takes to shovel out a car sized space in front of his house, naturally so he can park his car there. Then he goes back to the lot to get his car. When he returns home, he finds that the space has been taken by some other car. He is, well, upset.

What most people do is write nasty notes etc. and place them on the windshield of the offending vehicle. Where the police get involved, however, is the occasional case where the individual vents his wrath in somewhat more violent means. Tires and throats have been slashed over this.

One time a fellow got creative. Instead of doing the usual nasty, he got out his garden hose and watered the automobile down, real well. I mean, very, very thoroughly. The water, of course, froze solid. When the owner returned, instead of a car, he found a car-sized Popsicle.

The note on the car read: “You want the space? Here, it’s yours until spring!


I have a seven-figure income. Unfortunately, there’s a decimal point involved.


The local high school has a policy that the parents must call the school if a student is to be absent for the day. Kelly (name changed to protect the guilty), deciding to skip school and go to the mall with her friends waited until her parents had left for work and called the school herself. This is the actual conversation of the telephone call.

Kelly: “Hi, I’m calling to report that Kelly so-in-so is unable to make it to school today because she is ill.

Secretary at high school: “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. I’ll note her absence. Who is this calling?”

Kelly: “This is my mother.”


When they ship Styrofoam, what do they pack it in?


An insurance agent was teaching his wife to drive when the brakes suddenly failed on a steep, downhill grade.

“I can’t stop!” she shrilled. “What should I do?”

“Brace yourself,” advised her husband, “and try to hit something cheap.”


Dear IRS: I would like to cancel my subscription. Please remove my name from your mailing list.


A pastor wanted to find out how the children were coming along in their Bible classes. So he visited one of them to ask the children a few Bible related questions. “Billy, tell me who tore down the walls of Jericho?” asked the pastor. Billy replied very seriously, “Pastor, I don’t know who did it, but I sure do know I didn’t do it!”

The pastor left the room stunned. It troubled him so much that he decided to tell one of his best elders what Billy said. The elder thought for a moment and said, “Well, pastor, let me tell you. I know the boy and his family real well. If he said he didn’t tear it down, you can be assured he didn’t do it. I say we forget the whole thing and use the money in the miscellaneous fund to rebuild it.”


“Greet everyone you meet with a warm smile. No matter how busy you are, don’t rush encounters with co-workers, family and friends. Speak softly. Listen attentively. Act as if every conversation you have is the most important thing on your mind today. Look your children and your partner in the eyes when they talk to you. Stroke the cat, caress the dog. Lavish love on every living being you meet. See how different you feel at the end of the day.”

Sarah Ban Breathnach


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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