May 18, 2018
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Lately I find that I often reminisce revisiting past events that have given me much pleasure. The other day as my mond again drifted back I realized for the first time that it was not the location or environment that was special, it was how I felt.
As meaningful past events surfaced I again discovered that in almost every case the good feelings were due in large part to the sharing of the moment with someone else. I honestly believe that the joy is magnified when shared. So, to many of you thanks for the memories.
If you are ever nearby here in North Indianapolis and have a little spare time let me buy you a cup of coffee, I would love to catch up.
Here are a few things worth remembering:
12 things to remember:
The past cannot be changed.
Opinions don’t define your reality
Everyone’s journey is different.
Things always get better with time.
Judgments are a confession of character.
Over thinking will lead to sadness.
Happiness is found within.
Positive thoughts create positive things.
Smiles are contagious.
Kindness is free.
You only fail if you quit.
What goes around, comes around.
“We can go through our whole lives worrying about our future happiness, and totally miss where true peace lives- right here, right now.”
Jill complained to Nina, “Rosey told me that you told her the secret I told you not to tell her.”
“Well,” replied Nina in a hurt tone, “I told her not to tell you I told her.”
“Oh dear!” sighed Jill. “Well, don’t tell her I told you that she told me.”
If I won’t be myself, who will?
The minister of a city church enjoyed a drink now and then, but his passion was for peach brandy. One of his congregants would make him a bottle each Christmas. One year, when the minister went to visit his friend, hoping for his usual Christmas present, he was not disappointed, but his friend told him that he had to thank him for the peach brandy from the pulpit the next Sunday.
In his haste to get the bottle, the minister hurriedly agreed and left. So the next Sunday the minister suddenly remembered that he had to make a public announcement that he was being supplied alcohol from a member of the church. That morning, his friend sat in the church with a grin on his face, waiting to see the minister’s embarrassment.
The minister climbed into the pulpit and said, “Before we begin, I have an announcement. I would very much like to thank my friend, Joe, for his kind gift of peaches …and for the spirit in which they were given!”
You can tell how old you are by remembering when a family went for a Sunday drive and everyone got in the same car.
A surgical patient was given the usual post-operative instructions. That night, she called wanting to know if her mother could visit.
“Any time,” the doctor replied. “Why do you ask?”
“It says here in your instructions: ‘No relations until after your post-op checkup.'”
A beggar asked me for a dollar for a sandwich. I said, “First let me see the sandwich.”
The day I started my construction job, I was in the office filling out an employee form when I came to the section that asked: Single____ Married____ Divorced____.
I marked single. Glancing at the man next to me, who was also filling out a form, I noticed he hadn’t marked any of the blanks. Instead, he had written, “Yes, in that order.”
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.
One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm, a mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, “Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?”
The mother smiled. “I can’t dear,” she said. “I have to sleep in Daddy’s room.”
The little boy replied with a shaking voice, “The big sissy!”
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting what we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
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 email@example.com. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.