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Be Yourself

Ray’s Daily

March 29, 2018

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He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.

Raymond Hull

Be-yourself

I think far too many of us waste too much of our lives working on being somebody other than ourselves. I have been amazed over the years with how many good people I met did not realize just how good they were. They were so busy striving to be what they were not that they did not realize what they could be.

Trust me for you there is nobody better than you, please just be yourself. Here is something that is always appropriate as we live our lives.

Everybody Knows:

You can’t be all things to all people.

You can’t do all things at once.

You can’t do all things equally well.

You can’t do all things better than everyone else.

Your humanity is showing just like everyone else’s.

So:

You have to find out who you are and be that.

You have to decide what comes first and do that.

You have to discover your strengths and use them.

You have to learn not to compete with others,

Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*.

Then:

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.

You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.

You will have learned to live with your limitations.

You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.

And you’ll be a most vital mortal.

Dare To Believe:

That you are a wonderful, unique person.

That you are a once-in-all-history event.

That it’s more than a right, it’s your duty, to be who you are.

That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.

And we’ll be able to stay one up on what used to get us.

May God Bless you and keep you safe,

Father Pat

~~~

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.

François VI de la Rochefoucault

~~~

An unemployed man went to apply for a job with Microsoft as a janitor.

The manager there arranges for him to take an aptitude test. After the test, the manager says, “You will be employed as a janitor at minimum wage, $8.15 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address, so that I can send you a form to complete and tell you where to report for work on your first day.” Taken aback, the man protests that he has neither a computer nor an e-mail address. To this the MS manager replies, “Well, then, that means that you virtually don’t exist and can therefore hardly expect to be employed by Microsoft.”

Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having only $20.00 in his wallet, he buys a 25 lb flat of tomatoes at the supermarket. In less than two hours, he sells all the tomatoes individually at 100% profit. Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up with almost $100.00 before going to sleep that night. Thus it dawns on him that he could quite easily make a living selling tomatoes. Getting up early every day and going to bed late, he multiplies his profits quickly. After a short time he acquires a cart to transport several dozen boxes of tomatoes, only to have to trade it in again so that he can buy a pickup truck to support his expanding business. By the end of the second year, he is the owner of a fleet of pickup trucks and manages a staff of a hundred former unemployed people, all selling tomatoes.

Planning for the future of his wife and children, he decides to buy some life insurance. Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. At the end of the telephone conversation, the adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order to send the final documents electronically.

When the man replies that he has no e-mail, the adviser is stunned. “What, you don’t have e-mail? How on earth have you managed to amass such wealth without the Internet, e-mail and e-commerce? Just imagine where you would be now, if you had been connected to the Internet from the very start!”

“Well,” replied the tomato millionaire, “I would be a janitor at Microsoft!”

~~~

SECRET: Something you tell to one person at a time.

~~~

Craig said that on the first day of school, a first grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, “The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.”

~~~

“Weiler’s Law”

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.

~~~

“Say, Jim,” Steve said to his pal, “how do you like your new job?”

“It’s the worst job I ever had.”

“How long have you been there?”

“About three months.”

“Why don’t you quit?”

“No way. This is the first time in 20 years that I’ve looked forward to going home.”

~~~

It doesn’t get any better than this, that’s what I’m afraid of.

~~~

Recently in Traffic Court, a man who received an expensive parking ticket testified that a uniformed Policeman had given his OK for the man to park there.

The Judge asked the man if he would recognize the Officer if he ever saw him again, and the man replied that he would.

The Judge then said, “Good. When you see the Officer again, tell him he owes you 57 dollars. Next…”

~~~

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

~~~

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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