April 4, 2018
Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
I think our continuing bad weather has taken its toll my brain seems to have left the area. At least I should be able to find you previous Daily to send, so here we go.
Ray’s Daily first published on April 4, 2008
I planned on writing about my latest life discovery today but I can’t do it justice so you’ll just have to wait for another day. So instead what I would like to do is share John Folis’ definition of success. What he has written really hit home with me as I spend many hours each week with people who have been conditioned to accept other people’s advice as to how they can be a success or at least strive for something in the belief that when they get that title or that salary they will be happy. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately it does not work that way. Each of us has the opportunity to choose what it is we want in order to use our personal key to success. Here is what he chose for himself, what about you what is on your list?
What “Success” Is. To Me.
To have the ways, means, time and guts to choose and follow my own path.
To dissolve the line between who I am and what I “do.”
To make decisions based not on fear, guilt, money or politics but rather what truly feels right.
To have much love, passion and fun in my life.
To be healthy in body, mind and spirit.
To have enthusiasm when I wake up, and peace of mind when I go to bed.
To use my unique gifts in a way that makes a positive difference in many peoples’ lives.
To inspire and motivate others.
To be able to make people laugh — including myself.
To know that I’m on the right path and not alone in my journey.
To live with the understanding that “getting there” isn’t half the fun, it’s most of it.
To make the most with what I’ve been given.
To take advantage of every opportunity and face every fear.
To live having true friends and die having no regrets.
To be able to experience death not as a “grim reaper”, but rather as a welcomed sleep after a good, long day.
I hope this inspires you to define and achieve your own life success. Whatever that may be.
John Follis, President/Creative Director of Follis Advertising, LLC.
Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Grandpa, grownups don’t pay any attention to me,” said little Jimmy. Grandpa replied, “They don’t pay any attention to me too.”
“Grandpa, sometimes grownups make fun of me. Do they make fun of you too?”
Grandpa said, “Yes, Son… me too.”
“Grandpa, some days I get tired and have to rest in the afternoon.”
“I know, Jimmy… I do too,” said Grandpa.
“I love you, Grandpa,” said little Jimmy.
“I love you too, Jimmy,” said Grandpa.
“I wish more people told me that,” said Jimmy.
“Me too,” answered Grandpa.
Any married man should forget his mistakes; there’s no use in two people remembering the same thing.
- The Female always makes THE RULES.
- THE RULES are subject to change at any time without prior notification.
- No Male can possibly know all THE RULES.
- If the Female suspects the Male knows all THE RULES she must immediately change some or all of THE RULES.
- The Female is never wrong.
- If the Female is wrong, it is due to a misunderstanding that was a direct result of something the Male did or said wrong.
- The Male must apologize immediately for causing said misunderstanding.
- The Female may change her mind at any time.
- The Male must never change his mind without the express written consent of the Female.
- The Female has every right to be angry or upset at any time.
- The Male must remain calm at all times unless the Female wants him to be angry and/or upset.
- The Female must under no circumstances let the Male know whether she wants him to be angry and/or upset.
- The Male is expected to be adept at mind reading.
- The Female is ready when she is ready.
- The Male must be ready at all times.
- Any attempt to document THE RULES could result in bodily harm to the Male.
- The Male who doesn’t abide by THE RULES can’t take the heat, lacks backbone and is a wimp.
- THE RULES are no joke.
Variables won’t; constants aren’t.
Morris needs a lawyer, so he grabs the yellow pages and picks out a law firm — Schwartz, Schwartz, Schwartz & Schwartz.
He calls up and says, “Is Mr. Schwartz in?”
The man says, “No, he’s out playing golf.”
Morris says, “All right, then let me speak to Mr. Schwartz.”
“He’s not with the firm any more, he’s retired.”
“Then let me talk to Mr. Schwartz.”
“He’s away in Boston, won’t be back for a month.”
“Okay, then let me talk to the other Mr. Schwartz.”
He says, “Speaking!”
Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.
The kid said don’t get me sick:
When you go home, you have to stay all alone.
You have to stay in bed and not get fed.
You miss out on all the fun that’s it, you’re done.
So when you sneeze cover your mouth please!!!
Madison F. age 9
WHY MEN AREN’T SECRETARIES
Husband’s note to his wife…
“Doctor’s office called: Said Pabst beer is normal.”
Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles.
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