Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.
As you know I really like most of the people I meet. They, like all the rest of us, have good days and bad days but they don’t let the bad days take them down. They know things will get better and if they don’t they know they can cope. What I really like about these folks is they always offer a warm smile to the people they meet.
I feel sorry for people who are always unhappy and grouchy. Sadly most of the people they meet are also grouchy and many of them are people I find warm and friendly. Here is a Japanese Folk Tale that provides the reason why this happens.
The House of 1000 Mirrors
Long ago in a small, far away village, there was place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly. As he left the House, he thought to himself, “This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often.” In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door. When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him. As he left, he thought to himself, “That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again.”
All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?
As Told by Chris P. Cash
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Bob: “My wife drives like lightning.”
Ted: “She drives fast?”
Bob: “No, she hits trees!”
A fool and his money are soon partying.
A couple was having a discussion about family finances. Finally the husband exploded, “If it weren’t for my money, the house wouldn’t be here!”
His wife replied, “My dear, if it weren’t for your money, I wouldn’t be here.”
The priest was preparing a man for his long day’s journey into night. Whispering firmly, the priest said, “Denounce the devil! Let him know how little you think of his evil!”
The dying man said nothing. The priest repeated his order. Still the dying man said nothing. The priest asked, “Why do you refuse to denounce the devil and his evil?”
The dying man said, “Until I know where I’m heading, I don’t think I ought to aggravate anybody.”
Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
A boy asks his father to explain the differences among irritation, aggravation, and frustration.
Dad picks up the phone and dials a number at random. When the phone is answered he asks, “Can I speak to Roger, please?”
“No! There’s no one called Roger here.” The person hangs up.
“That’s irritation,” says Dad.
He picks up the phone again, dials the same number and asks for Roger a second time.
“No, there’s no one here called Roger. Go away.
Don’t call again.”
“That’s aggravation,” says Dad.
“Then what’s ‘frustration’?” asks his son.
The father picks up the phone and dials a third time: “Hello, this is Roger. Have I received any phone calls?”
Few women admit their age, Few men act it!
A pious man who had reached the age of 105 suddenly stopped going to synagogue. Alarmed by the old fellow’s absence after so many years of faithful attendance the Rabbi went to see him. He found him in excellent health, so the Rabbi asked, “How come after all these years we don’t see you at services anymore?”
The old man looked around and lowered his voice. “I’ll tell you, Rabbi,” he whispered. “When I got to be 90, I expected God to take me any day. But then I got to be 95, then 100, then 105. So I figured that God is very busy and must’ve forgotten about me, and I don’t want to remind Him!”
“Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.”
A 16 year old girl bought herself a very tiny bikini. Very proud she came home and put it on. She then showed her mother how she looked in it. “What do you think mom.” , she asked.
Her mother replied: “If I wore that when I was your age , you would have been 5 years older.”
Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.
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