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Ray’s Daily

May 1, 2018

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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

New-beginnings

Here it is May first, we will not miss April for here in Indianapolis it was one of the coldest Aprils in our history. The old adage of April showers bring May flowers hopefully still applies.

Soon I hope to see the landscape awash with the colors of spring. I hope that we too blossom and find in ourselves the ability to rejuvenate. In truth we all have the capability to make a new start and somehow the warmth of spring makes it easier. But we won’t be able to reap the rewards unless we plant the seeds of positive renewal.

 

            Just One

         Poet Unknown

One song can spark a moment,

One flower can wake the dream

One tree can start a forest,

One bird can herald spring.

 

One smile begins a friendship,

One handclasp lifts a soul.

One star can guide a ship at sea,

One word can frame the goal

 

One vote can change a nation,

One sunbeam lights a room

One candle wipes out darkness,

One laugh will conquer gloom.

 

One step must start each journey.

One word must start each prayer.

One hope will raise our spirits,

One touch can show you care.

 

One voice can speak with wisdom,

One heart can know what’s true,

One life can make a difference,

You see, it’s up to you!

~~~

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.

T.S. Eliot

~~~

Joan:  You know, my ex never came right out and criticized my cooking.  He would just make snide remarks.

Mary:  Like what?

Joan:  He’d look at his plate and ask, “Was the dog not hungry?”

~~~

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.

Fred Astaire

~~~

Dentist: “Try to relax. I’ll pull that aching tooth in five minutes.”

Patient: “How much will this cost?”

Dentist: “It’ll be $100.”

Patient: “That much for just five minutes work?”

Dentist: “Well if you prefer, I can pull it out very slowly.”

~~~

The cardiologist’s diet: if it tastes good, spit it out.

~~~

Feeling Stressed?

Picture yourself near a stream …Birds are chirping softly in the crisp, cool mountain air … Nothing can bother you here … No one knows this secret place … You are in total seclusion from that place called The World … The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall fills the air with a cascade of serenity … The water is clear … You can easily make out the face of the person whose head you’re holding under the water …

There now … Feeling better?

~~~

Don’t cry because it’s over: smile because it happened.

~~~

A man and a little boy entered a barbershop together.

After the man received the full treatment – shave, manicure, haircut,etc. – he placed the boy in the chair.

“I’m goin’ to buy a  tie to wear to the party,” he said.

“I’ll be backin a few minutes.”

When the boy’s haircut was done and the man still hadn’t returned, the barber said, “It looks like your daddy forgot all about you.” “That wasn’t my daddy,” said the boy. “He just walked up, took me by the hand and said, ‘Come on, son, we’re gonna get a free haircut!'”

~~~

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Carl Bard

~~~

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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