July 5, 2018
Life is simple, it’s just not easy.
I am still looking to put some balance into my daily activities. My caregiving responsibilities have limited my ability to get to the gym for early morning workouts as well as keeping me from my Kiwanis activities. I do get out to doctors, grocery stores and on necessary errands.
While I do miss not being with many friends or attending lectures and the like, my family and an occasional meal with a friend keep me going. We are working on making everything work including downsizing one of these days. I have again learned how important putting balance and social activities into our lives truly is.
As always, I appreciate the friendship that so many of you have provided, it makes a difference. Here is an article I just picked up that is right on as far as I am concerned.
HAPPINESS IS SAYING “YES” TO LIFE; AND “NO” TO MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE!
Many words have been written and spoken about how happiness is about embracing and saying “yes” to life……but just as importantly, happiness is also about saying “no” to those aspects of life that for whatever reason, bring about or cause some form of negativity!
One reality many of us fail to fully acknowledge, is that we can’t do or be everything. We only have so many hours in a day, days in a week, weeks in a year and years in our lives. The consequence of this is that anything and everything we do, quite simply, reduces the time we have to do other things.
The big question then becomes … what proportion of your activities and how much of your time is contributing to your happiness and wellbeing? And how much is detracting from it?!?!
Now it’s probably worth noting that no one will or should expect to spend 100% of their time engaged fully in entirely useful and positively influencing activities. But many of us could increase our percentage; and doing so by even a small amount might return a large benefit!
What then, could you say “no” to? Who then, could you spend less time with? Could you replace even just some of that TV/Netflix watching with something more productive or stimulating?
Is spending time with certain people and/or engaging in certain activities really in your best interests?
Saying “no” can be difficult at times; but it can also be quite liberating and it can free you up from an “okay” life and enable you to live a “great” life!
Keep well & keep smiling
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
Kids Thoughts On Marriage
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. – Alan, age 10
HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. – Derrick, age 8
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don’t want any more kids. – Lori, age 8
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they’re rich. – Pam, age 7 (I could not have said it better myself)
IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
I It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. – Anita, age 9 (bless you child)
HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there? – Kelvin, age 8
HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck. – Ricky, age 10 (the boy already understands)
No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell
Bill is getting into the shower just as his wife Jenny, is finishing up her shower when the door-bell rings.
After a few seconds of arguing over which one should go and answer the door-bell, Jenny gives up, quickly wraps herself up in a towel and runs downstairs.
When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbor. Before Jenny could say a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel that you have on”.
After thinking for a moment, Jenny drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her 800 dollars and leaves.
Confused, but excited about her good fortune, Jenny replaces the towel and goes back upstairs.
When she gets back to the bathroom, Bill asks from the shower, “Who was that?
It was Bob the next door neighbor,” she replies.
Great!” Bill says, “Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?”
Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.
Under a sign that said “Employees Must Wash Hands,” someone scribbled:
I waited and waited, but I finally washed them myself.
Two paramedics were dispatched to check on a 92-year-old man who had become disoriented. They decided to take him to the hospital for evaluation.
En route, with siren going, they questioned the man to determine his level of awareness. Leaning close, one asked,
“Sir, do you know what we’re doing right now?”
The old man slowly looked up at him, then gazed out the ambulance window.
“Oh,” he replied, “I’d say about 50, maybe 55.”
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
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