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Choose Happiness

Ray’s Daily

March 2, 2018


“Don’t water your weeds”

Harvey MacKay

Choose Happiness

I find it is not always easy to set discomfort aside but I do know that feeling good is always better. I am sure you know people who always seem to be living on the bright side, I know I do. They are the folks we gravitate to as their good spirits are infectious.

I believe that how we feel is as much about our mindset as it is what is going on in and around us. All I know is that investing in one’s personal happiness is the best thing we can do for ourselves. I don’t know who wrote the following but what they wrote makes sense to me.

To Feel Good is To Be Allowing

You attract what you ARE – when you are “making the best of it” and looking for reasons / ways to feel content DESPITE whatever may be going on in your life right now, you ARE allowing!

And ALLOWING — becoming an energetic match to what you would like to attract — is the ONLY way to manifest anything! To TRY to feel happy or content is the fastest way to match the energy of that which you want — that is HOW you ALLOW it into being!

So, go out there and FEEL BETTER today!  …Look for reasons to FEEL APPRECIATIVE!  …Try to find things to FEEL PLEASED about, and more GOOD will find you!

  • Look for the good things in your life
  • Try to find reasons to feel at peace, content, and good
  • List the positive aspects of situations and people around you
  • Think of ANY ways in which your life is “just right” right now
  • Search for examples of good news
  • Collect stories and memories of the good things that have happened in the past and are happening still, all around you
  • Ask the Universe to give you experiences to feel really happy about…

(And, best of all, when you are FEELING GOOD, the particular type of good that you like BEST of all, is the GOOD you are attracting more of!)


“Why? It’s an excellent question. But an even better one is…Why not?”

Lara Whatley


Several weeks after a young man had been hired, he was called into the personnel director’s office.  “What is the meaning of this?” the director asked.  “When you applied for this job, you told us you had five years experience.  Now we discovered this is the first job you’ve ever held.”

“Well,” the young man replied, “in your advertisement you said you wanted somebody with imagination.”


“Now, how many of you would like to go to heaven?” asked the Sunday school teacher.  All the eager three-year-olds raised their hands except Tommy.

“I’m sorry, I can’t.  My mother told me to come right home after Sunday school.”


Do not argue with a spouse who is packing your parachute.


A manager has to take on some sport by his doctor so he decides to play tennis. After a couple of weeks his secretary asks him how he’s doing.

“It’s going fine”, the manager says, “When I’m on the court and I see the ball speeding towards me my brain immediately says: To the corner! Back hand! To the net! Smash! Go back!”

“Really? What happens then?” the girl asks enthusiastic.

“Then my body says: Who? Me? Don’t talk nonsense!”


In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.


There’s some things you need to know. Soon as I remember I’ll tell you what they are.

I’m the Life of the Party …….even when it lasts ’till 7pm.  However, I’m Usually interested in goin’ home long before I get to where I’m goin’.

I’m Smilin’ all the time, cause I can’t hear a word you’re sayin’. I’m also good at tellin’ Stories…… over and over and over again!

I’m good on a trip for at least an hour, without my BenGay, Aspirin, Antacid…… I’m even good at opening Childproof caps…… With a Hammer!

I’m for Sure aware that other people’s Grandchildren aren’t as bright as mine. Ever noticed that they’re making Adults much Younger these days?

I’m walking more …..(to the bathroom) and enjoying it less. I’m the first one to find that bathroom wherever I go.

I’m Positive I did housework correctly before the Internet. And, I’m sure everything I can’t find, is in a secure place. I’m a walking storeroom of facts ….. I’ve just misplaced the storeroom.

I’m now spending more time with my pillows than with my spouse. I’m awake Many Hours before my body allows me to get up.

I’m in the *Initial* state of my Golden Years: SS, Cd’s, IRA’s, AARP I’ve been wondering, If you’re only as old as you feel, how could I still be alive since I ‘passed’ 50?

I’m supporting all movements now….by eating bran, prunes, raisins & chuggin’ Geritol.

I’m so cared for: long-term care, eye care, private care, dental care, and Medicare!

I’m having trouble remembering simple words like….. duh….

I’m realizing that aging is not for sissies.

I’m not Grouchy, I just don’t like traffic, waiting, politicians…..

I’m anti-everything now: anti-fat, anti-smoke, anti-noise, anti-inflammatory, and just generally antipodal.

I’m a Senior Citizen and I’m told I’m having the time of my Life!


Age doesn’t always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.


The kids said:

Home is where the house is.  –Age 6

Give me the strength to change the things I can, the grace to accept the things I cannot, and a great big bag of money. –Age 13

The only stupid question is the one that is never asked, except maybe “Don’t you think it is about time you audited my return?” or “Isn’t it morally wrong to give me a warning when, in fact, I was speeding?”  –Age 15

If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be until the looting started.  –Age 15


Your success and happiness lies in you.  Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Helen Keller


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen years to people who want to start their day on an upbeat. If you have system overload because of our daily clutter, let me know and I will send you the information via mental telepathy. If you have not been getting our daily you can request to be added by e-mailing me at raykiwsp@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.


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