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Ray’s Daily

January 25, 2018


“We don’t see the things the way they are. We see things the way WE are.”



There are few benefits to being chair bound as I recover from my fall. But one that does exist is more time for reflection and contemplation. It has helped me to reaffirm in my mind how much I value my friends and family.

It would be easy to fall into the oh-woe-is-me trap but it does not happen if we maintain a positive attitude. So you can see why I want to share with you these excerpts from 5 Positive Thoughts & 5 Positive Affirmations for a Super 2018 article written by Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

Positive thoughts and affirmations work best when we can use them consciously. Every-time you feel a whiff of negativity take over your thoughts, consciously make an effort to flip that negative thought with a positive one. Topping it up with a positive affirmation after makes the positivity stick. Making this a daily practice can make you get rid of the unconscious negative thinking patterns we are all so prone to. Here are few of my favorite positive thoughts and affirmations to get you started. You can create your own as per your situation too.

Positive Thoughts

  1. Shine you own light, Show your true colors, Be Your OWN Person.
  2. Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.
  3. No one is in charge of your HAPPINESS except YOU! Take charge, BE Happy!
  4. Live a life of love, honesty, appreciation, kindness and strength. Sprinkled with a little silliness.
  5. I’ve learned that what has passed should remain in the past….otherwise time can’t do its job of healing the heart.

Positive Asperations

  1. *Positive Affirmation*: “Everything is getting better everyday”
  3. Positive Affirmation: “I accept what I cannot change.”
  5. NEW YEAR POSITIVE AFFIRMATION: “My positive attitude promises a coming year of great happiness and success.”


“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Dr Wayne Dyer



You hand a bank teller an envelope, and when she asks, “What’s this?”, you realize you just dropped the company’s deposit in a mailbox.

A woman comes into the store, you turn to the other salesman and say, “I waited on the last fat ugly old lady. This one’s your turn”. Your boss is standing behind you. It’s his wife.

You return from a week’s vacation to find that you had scheduled *this* week as vacation, not last week.

You take a “sick” day. The next morning the boss asks you, “So, how was the fishing on Rock Creek yesterday?”.


When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.


He said I am glad to be a guy because:

Everything on your face gets to stay its original color.

Chocolate is just another snack.

You can quietly enjoy a car ride from the passenger’s seat.

You can wear a white shirt to a water park.

Three pairs of shoes is more than enough.


I finally got my head together and my body fell apart.


A guy tells his doctor, “I am under a lot of stress. I keep losing my temper with people and insulting them. You gotta help me, doctor!”

The doctor says, “Tell me about your problem.”

The guy looks at him and yells, “I just did YOU STUPID S.O.B.!”


You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!”


A man was standing first in line for tickets from those who had canceled their reservations to a sold-out play.

The manager said he had two together, and pointed to the two women behind the man. “You wouldn’t want to come between Mother and daughter, would you?”

The man turned around, and replied, “No. I did that once, and regretted it right up until the divorce.”


She said: “Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like.”


At one Army base, the annual trip to the rifle range had been canceled for the second year in a row, but the semi-annual physical fitness test was still on as planned. One soldier mused, “Does it bother anyone else that the Army doesn’t seem to care how well we can shoot, but they are extremely interested in how fast we can run?”


“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he’d learned in seven years.”

Mark Twain


Mr. Smith patted his daughter’s hand fondly, and told her, “Your young man told me today he wanted you as a bride, and I gave my consent.”

Oh, Papa,” gushed the daughter, “it’s going to be so hard leaving mother.”

“I understand perfectly, my dear,” beamed Mr.  Smith. “You can just take her with you.”


“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”



Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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Comments on: "Always stay positive" (1)

  1. Thank you for spreading a bit of postivity into my life .

    – Devika

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