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Be You Today

Ray’s Daily

March 27, 2018

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Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Omar Khayyam

Be Happy

Yesterday was a pretty good day for me, I got everything done I had to get done except for what I forgot to do. So fortunately I have things to do today. At least my chores will give mr respite from watching our national chaos unfold.

I am looking forward to our family’s celebration of Easter. I will nejoy the food and the company and I don’t even have to cook.

Here is a piece I picked up from positiveprovocations.com That I like, I am all for happy!

How to be Happy Right NOW! 15 Positive Tips

  1. Please accept yourself and love yourself – unconditionally. Practice extreme self-care and set healthy boundaries. Self-love is not selfish.
  2. Just Stop resurfacing and rethinking the past. Don’t invest your energy in things you can’t go back and redo. Make peace with it. Get out of the past and into your life.
  3. Do not make the mistake of comparing your life to others. Don’t try to walk in their shoes – you have no clue what their life’s journey is all about. Keep your feet in your own shoes and follow your own path. Discover your own life’s purpose.
  4. Oh please oh please, don’t waste your precious time and energy on idle gossip.
  5. Take a really good look around you. Who are you spending time with? Are they draining your energy? Clear out your heart space and physical space to make room for positive, like-minded people who will contribute to your life – not take away from it.
  6. Laugh a lot, smile a lot and lighten up. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Life is more fun when we greet it with a smile.
  7. Let go of the “what if’s”. Please do not bother rehearsing the future with a whole lot of “what if’s” – it never turns out like you rehearsed it – and then you have wasted every minute you were caught up in the worry of it….time you could have spent more positively.
  8. Embrace your dreams and dream Big! Even while you’re awake – dream big! Working towards that dream will reignite your passion and life purpose.
  9. You need to realize that there is only one person responsible for your happiness – and that person is YOU. Noone can make you feel sad or down unless YOU let them.
  10. Know without a doubt that everything happens FOR you – not TO you. Problems are opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Embrace your life. All of it.
  11. Being right is not a necessity. You don’t always have to be right. It’s perfectly fine to agree to disagree. Its freeing.
  12. Firmly practice mindfulness – in everything you do. Be IN the moment you are IN and not somewhere else.
  13. Considerably reduce your expectations and change your perceptions. Don’t try to change things you can’t control.
  14. You don’t have to have what everybody else has. Don’t long for what everybody else has. Its boring really. Know that you have everything you need and carve your own path. Envy is a wasted emotion.
  15. Say NO to hatred and revenge. Life is too short to waste on these negative emotions. It’s like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. It will eat you up inside. Forgive. Then Drop it…let it go like a balloon in the sky forever.

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Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

Jim Rohn

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A husband was with his wife when she decided to buy something for their daughter-in-law at an exclusive lingerie shop. Inside, the husband was feeling very out of place when a beautiful clerk asked if she could help him. In a cocky manner, he asked, “Where are all the men’s clothes?”

In a demure voice the clerk replied, “All of these clothes are for men, sir.”

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The best exercise for reducing is to move the head slowly from right to left when offered a second helping at the dinner table.

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I never knew this…..

TRUE Newspaper Headlines

* Study Finds Sex, Pregnancy Link-Cornell Daily Sun, December 7, 1995

* Survey Finds Dirtier Subways After Cleaning Jobs Were Cut-The New York Times, November 22

* Alcohol ads promote drinking.-The Hartford Courant, November 18

* Official: Only rain will cure drought.-The Herald-News, Westpost, Massachusetts

* Teen-age girls often have babies fathered by men.-The Sunday Oregonian, September 24

* Dirty-Air Cities Far Deadlier Than Clean Ones, Study Shows.-The New York Times, March 10

* Scientists see quakes in L.A. future.-The Oregonian, January 28

* Free Advice: Bundle up when out in the cold.-Lexington Herald-Leader, January 26

* Bible church’s focus is the Bible.-Saint Augustine Record, Florida, December 3, 1994

* Discoveries: Older blacks have edge in longevity.-The Chicago Tribune, March 5

* Lack of brains hinders research.-The Columbus Dispatch, April 16

* Fish lurk in streams.-Rochester, New York, Democrat & Chronicle, January 29

~~~

The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.

~~~

The Sunday after Christmas, the Sunday School teacher told her students about an angel appearing to Joseph in a dream, warning him about danger to the baby Jesus and telling him how to escape from it.

After the story time, the students were given an opportunity to draw a picture about the story.  Most of the pictures were predictable, but Larry’s had an odd element in it.

“Larry, I see Joseph and Mary with the baby Jesus on a donkey, but what is that following the donkey?

“It’s the flea, teacher.”

“Flea…? Ah…what flea?” asked the teacher.

To which the boy faithfully repeated the Bible verse:

“Take Mary and Jesus and flea to Egypt.  There’s Mary; there’s Jesus; and there’s the flea.”

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There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.

Euripides

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A group of elderly Jewish men meet every Wednesday for coffee and a chat. They drink their coffee and then sit for hours discussing the world situation. Usually, their discussion is very negative. One day, Aaron surprises his friends by announcing, loud and clear, “You know what? I’ve now become an optimist.”

Everyone is totally shocked and all conversation dries up. But then Sam notices something isn’t quite right and he says to Aaron, “Hold on a minute, if you’re an optimist, why are you looking so worried?”

Aaron replies, “Do you think it’s easy being an optimist?”

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“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”

Dale Carnegie

~~~

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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