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I like you, do you?

Ray’s Daily

August 31, 2018

“ Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

– Bernard M. Maruch


like yourself

After just having to go in recent years I am finding the tasks required to facilitate our upcoming relocation to be somewhat daunting. My failing eyesight sometimes make even relatively easy tasks difficult.

The good news is that when I start to get down on myself my family and friends don’t let me slip onyo the doldrums. They not only help with the tasks, they remind me that I am still pretty functional.

The following article reminded me that it does no good to get down on myself. It includes some good advice that most of us can use.


. Dr Tim Sharp

Are there days you don’t feel that great about life or about yourself? if you’re like me and most of us, the answer will definitely be yes!

Some people enjoy high self-esteem and confidence all the time; but they’re in the minority. Most of us feel good about ourselves sometimes, but question our worth and abilities at other times. If you’re human, this is pretty normal.

But the good news is there are scientifically proven ways to enhance the way you feel about yourself; to feel better, more often. Like pretty much everything, it’s easier said than done; and like developing any other new “skill”, it takes practice and perseverance. But it is possible; and you can do it! So if this is of interest to you then keep reading.

A good percentage of us treat others far better than we treat ourselves. We’re kinder and more forgiving, more loving and compassionate to our best friends and family members than we’d ever by to ourselves. But we can use this to our advantage. And one simple way is to try one or more of the following:

What would you say to your best friend about what makes him/her good or great? Could you say that to yourself?

What would your best friend say to you, in all honesty, about your most positive attributes and qualities? And could you say this to yourself?

Keep well & keep smiling

Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)


“ You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

– Maya Angelou


My cousin, a recent widower, who lives up in the Tampa area thought it might be a good idea to get himself a dog for a bit of companionship. Checking out the pet ads in the local newspaper he came across one that read: “Purebred Police Dog $25”. Thinking that sounded like a pretty fair bargain, he called and ordered the dog to be delivered and paid up-front by credit card.

The very next day a van pulled up and left on his doorstep, in a cardboard kennel, the him mangiest looking mongrel he had ever seen.

In a bit of a rage, he telephoned the man who had placed the ad and shouted over the phone. “What the hell do you mean by calling that mangy mutt a purebred police dog?”

“Hey calm down,” the man responded, “Don’t be deceived by his looks, mister,” “That dog’s under cover and in the Secret Service.”


“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower


I was pleased to learn that as men mature they become even more attractive, in their unique, distinguished appearance. Women find them overwhelmingly seductive and can’t help themselves. Although I was not happy to learn that men my age are also a lot more gullible and will believe most anything!


Never put off until tomorrow what you can forget about entirely.


Reverend Smith, a respected church leader, arrived in a large city to deliver a series of speeches. At a banquet the first evening, he noticed some reporters in the audience.

Because he wanted to use some of the stories he told that night in his speeches the next day, he asked the reporters to omit them from their articles.

One article that came out the next day, written by a cub reporter, concluded with this line: “Reverend Smith also told a number of stories that cannot be printed.”


I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainty that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Agatha Christie


A tired homemaker opened the front door of her home to find a young minister from the neighborhood who said, “I’m collecting donations for the new children’s home we’re building. I hope you’ll give what you can.”

“To be sure,” said the beleaguered woman, “I’ll give you two boys, two girls, or one of each.”


Ask why until you understand.


She said: My teenager was headed to school one morning when I told him that the neck tag on his shirt was hanging out.

“I know,” he replied. “It’s a fad me and some of the guys started.”

Weeks later, as the style persisted, I commented, “I can’t stand it! Every time I see that, I want to fix it for you.” I gently tucked the tag in place and rumpled his hair.

“Yeah,” he said smiling slyly. “All the girls do, too.”


Have you ever thought that life is a car wash and you are on a bike?


A friend and his wife were considering traveling to Alaska–a trip that the husband had long dreamed of taking.  He kept talking about how great it would be to stay in a log cabin without electricity, to hunt moose, and drive a dog team instead of a car.  “If we decided to live there permanently, away from civilization, what would you miss the most?” he asked his wife.

She replied, “You.”


“ Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.”

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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Comments on: "I like you, do you?" (1)

  1. this is all so good to think about and remember

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