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Farewell Old Friend

Ray’s Daily

November 14, 2018

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Kahlil Gibran

Good Bye

Between my mandatory tasks and Physical Therapy sessions I ran out of time. So we again will see what the world looked like to me years ago.

Ray’s Daily first published on November 14, 2008

 It has not been an easy week. It is not so much that I have been busy or that 40% of my life savings seems to be hidden somewhere on Wall Street. No it is the fact that I lost an old friend and a good friends wife passed away after a long illness.

My one friend died peacefully in his sleep. While he was in his mid seventies I no longer consider that old age so when it happened I was taken aback. When I read my friends obituary today I learned that he had done many more things than I knew he had. I hadn’t seen him for sometime but he use to be a fellow member of my Kiwanis Club and I had plenty of opportunity to get to know him better but now it is too late. I am sure he had many stories he could have shared and experiences that I would have enjoyed hearing about. I know a year ago or so I wrote about how much we miss by not stopping and taking the time to know more about the people we meet, especially those that we see often. Unfortunately too often I am guilty of taking too many people for granted and gloss over my failure by rationalizing not learning more because I am too busy. That is a sad mistake for I know that some of the best things in my life is the bond that I have built with others by just stopping and caring.

My friend’s wife suffered a long illness before finally finding peace. She was a gracious lady always quick to smile whenever we met. She told me once in a while that she enjoyed our Daily and that always pleased me for it was written for her and my other friends. What saddens me most is that this kind and caring person had to carry so much pain and agony for so long. I have never been very good at sharing my feelings with those that have just lost a loved one; certainly it would be presumptuous of me to tell them I know how they feel. Still I always feel a hurt and a feeling of helplessness when I know some one is in pain or that someone is gone forever leaving only memories and far too often words I never said that were never heard.

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Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.

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I think both of these departed friends would be disappointed in me if I did not add our usual attempt at humor so for them I offer today’s daily.

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“The greatest mistake you can make is to be afraid of making one.”

Elbert Hubbard

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A few housewives were sitting around the table talking, and the subject turned to their husbands. One lady said “My husband just won’t go to church with me, I think he’s going to go to hell.” This led to talk around the table and it was generally agreed that, for one reason or another, all the husbands were going to end up in hell.

So, then the housewives started speculating about themselves. One woman said “I try to be good – I’m sure I’ll make it to Heaven.” Another one said “No, I did this bad thing, I won’t make it.” So, then they noticed that one of the ladies wasn’t saying anything. And they looked at her and said “You’re such a nice lady, surely you’re going to Heaven…?”

She says “No, first thing in the morning, I’m going to buy me a ticket straight to hell!” They were shocked and asked why. “Well, you don’t expect me to live in a world without men, do you??!?”

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Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off NOW!

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A man was speeding down the highway, feeling secure in a gaggle of cars all traveling at the same speed. However, as they passed a speed trap, he got nailed with an infrared speed detector and was pulled over.

The officer handed him the citation, received his signature and was about to walk away when the man asked, “Officer, I know I was speeding, but I don’t think it’s fair – there were plenty of other cars around me who were going just as fast, so why did *I* get the ticket?”

“Ever go fishing?” the policeman suddenly asked the man.

“Ummm, yeah…” the startled man replied.

The officer grinned and added, “Ever catch *all* the fish?”

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A woman was telling her friend, “It is I who made my husband a millionaire.” “And what was he before you married him?” asked the friend. The woman replied, “A billionaire.”

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When a three-year-old opened a birthday gift from his grandmother, he discovered a water pistol.

He squealed with delight and headed for the nearest sink.

His Mother was not so pleased. She turned to Grandmom and said, “I’m surprised at you.

Don’t you remember how we used to drive you crazy with water guns?”

Grandmom smiled and then replied, “I remember.”

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Eschew obfuscation.

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Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs. Right in the middle of the cemetery, they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.

Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.

“Holy cow, Mister,” one of them said after catching his breath. “You scared us half to death — we thought you were a ghost! What are you doing working here so late at night?”

“Those fools!” the old man grumbled. “They misspelled my name!”

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As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools

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Two hunters went moose hunting every winter without success. Finally they came up with a foolproof plan. They got a very authentic cow moose costume and learned the mating call of a cow moose.

The plan was to hide in the costume, lure the bull, then come out of the costume and shoot the bull. They set themselves up on the edge of a clearing, donned their costume and began to give the moose love call.

Before long their call was answered as a bull came crashing out of the forest and into the clearing. When the bull was close enough, the guy in front said, ‘OK, lets get out and get him.’

After a moment that seemed like an eternity, the guy in the back shouted, ‘The zipper is stuck! What are we going to do!?’

The guy in the front says, ‘Well, I’m going to start nibbling grass, but you’d better brace yourself!’

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A lady inserted an ‘ad’ in the classifieds: “Husband wanted”. Next day she received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: “You can have mine.”

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To help a friend lose weight, I told her she should switch to lower fat foods, including skim milk.

When she said her family would drink only whole milk, I suggested that she keep their regular container and refill it with skim milk. This worked for quite awhile, until her daughter asked one morning whether the milk was okay.

“Sure, it’s fine,” my friend answered, fearing she had been found out. “Why do you ask?”

The daughter explained, “Well, according to the expiration date, this milk expired six months ago!”

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There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.

Author Unknown

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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.

 

They Will Like You

Ray’s Daily

November 13,2018

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Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.

Enjoy

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

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Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.

Jacques Prévert

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Bob: “My wife drives like lightning.”
Ted: “She drives fast?”
Bob: “No, she hits trees!”

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A fool and his money are soon partying.
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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.”

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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.”

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Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
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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?”
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Few women admit their age, Few men act it!

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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!”

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“Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.”

Sidney Hook

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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.”

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Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.

Cynthia Nelms

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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.

 

It Is Time

Ray’s Daily

November 12, 2018

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The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.

Michael Althsuler

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Some of us as we age start to realize immortality is not in the cards so we need to decide how we will live the days we have left. Many of us decide to just stop and let new opportunities slip by as the days go on. Others, like me, learn that hibernating  is debilitating and there is still time to enjoy the days ahead. The days we let slip by unused can never be relived so it us important that we use them all.

Recently Marc Chernoff wrote an article entitled 5 “Notes to Self” About the Precious Little Time You Have Left” (http://www.marcandangel.com/2018/10/21/5-notes-to-self-about-the-precious-little-time-you-have-left/) that reminded me of how important it is that we don’t waste our days. Here are highlights from the piece.

Notes to Self for Making YOUR Time Count

  1. Opportunity is only ever found in the present. – Some people wait all day for 5pm, all week for Friday, all year for the holidays, all their lives for happiness and peace. Don’t be one of them.  Life is too short.  Time is running out.  Don’t wait until your life is almost over to realize how good it has been.  The secret to happiness and peace is letting this moment be what it is, instead of what you think it should be, and then making the very best of it.

Realize this.  What you do now matters more than what happened yesterday.

  1. Your entire life can be customized from day to day. – There are hundreds of people in every town on Earth who live their entire lives on the default settings, never realizing they can customize everything. Don’t be one of them.  Don’t settle for the default settings in life.

Find your loves, your talents, your passions, and embrace them.  The life you create from doing something that moves and excites you is far better than the life you get from sitting around wishing you were doing it.

  1. The willingness to do hard things makes life worth living. – Truth be told, one of the most important abilities you can develop in life is the willingness to accept and grow through life’s challenges and discomforts. Because the best things are often hard to come by, at least initially. 
  2. Daily kindness is a beautiful legacy to leave behind. – Some people will be kind to you. Some won’t.  Be kind anyway.

Through kindness you have the ability to make a profound difference in every life you touch, including your own. 

  1. Everything will change again, faster and sooner than expected. – Nothing lasts. Everything changes.  Day to day is a winding journey.

As human beings we are constantly outgrowing what we once thought we couldn’t live without, and falling in love with what we didn’t even know we wanted.  Life literally keeps leading us on journeys we would never go on if it were up to us.  Don’t be afraid.  Have faith.  Find the lessons.  Trust the journey.

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As we speak cruel time is fleeing. Seize the day, believing as little as possible in the morrow.

Horace

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He said: Both sides of our family turned out for my wife’s college graduation. After the dean finished awarding all the diplomas, he requested, “Will all the cum laudes please stand up”?

My mother-in-law leaned over and whispered, “Wow! The Cum Laude family sure has a lot of kids!”

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“Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.”

Samuel Johnson

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As a language teacher, I usually award certificates of merit to deserving students. One year, I decided to change the format of the certificates and use a seal stamped with my initials.

I called a number of places to buy sealing wax, but they all had identical reactions: a long silence followed by an apology for not having any in stock.

On my last call, there was the silence, but then the salesman asked, “Why ceiling as opposed to floor?”

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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman

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Consider the case of Frederick II, an 18th-century king of Prussia. Frederick fancied himself an enlightened monarch, and in some respects he was. On one occasion, he is supposed to have interested himself in the conditions of a Berlin prison. He was escorted through it so that he might speak to the prisoners.

One after the other, the prisoners fell to their knees before him, bewailing their lot and, predictably, protesting their utter innocence of all charges that had been brought against them.

Only one prisoner remained silent, and finally Frederick’s curiosity was aroused.

“You,” he called. “You, there!

The prisoner looked up. “Yes, your majesty?”

“Why are you here?”

“Armed robbery, your majesty.”

“And are you guilty?”

“Entirely guilty, your majesty. I richly deserve my punishment.

At this Frederick rapped his cane sharply on the ground and said, “Warden, release this guilty wretch at once. I will not have him here in jail where by example he will corrupt all the splendid innocent people who occupy it.

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Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.

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Two mothers are having a conversation about their children.

“How do you get your Pauly up so early on school mornings?” asks one of them.

“Oh, that’s easy,” replies the other. “I just throw the cat on his bed.”

“Why does that wake him up?”

“He sleeps with the dog.”

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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.

Steve Jobs

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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.

 

You’ll Love It

Ray’s Daily

November 9, 2018

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The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others.

kindness

Listening to the political rhetoric these days and so much angry discourse I wonder if our society is succumbing to the siren song of dislike and even hate. All I know is that is not a place I want to be.

I like almost everyone I meet and never view them as a potential enemy or someone who has to earn my trust. I am free to do what I can to contribute to their wellbeing. I find it is really not that hard. Just a sincere interest in them coupled with simple civility is all it takes.

I find that acts of kindness are always appreciated and create a positive impact on those who make it a practice to be kind. Here are some simple ways we can all be kind.

We All Have Opportunities

Do you have opportunities to give small acts of kindness? Some people might think that they do not have a chance to show another person a small measure of kindness but these opportunities are everywhere you go through the day. For example, if you ride on a bus, have you ever said good morning to the bus driver or do you just ignore him or her and proceed to your seat? A simple good morning or good afternoon tells the person that you acknowledge them and it is even an acknowledgement that can help to brighten a day.

If you drive a car anywhere, do you let someone enter into to traffic or do you just keep driving inching along and ignoring the other driver? Stop and wave the other driver into traffic ahead of you is a small gesture of kindness that may influence this driver to do the same for someone else later.

When you go to the supermarket or grocery store, do you hold the door open for a young woman pushing her baby in a stroller or do you just dart ahead through the door without stopping?

When you are at work, do you say good morning to your colleagues or do you just go about your business without acknowledging their presence?

Or, how about those people you meet on the street that ask for money or who are peddling various goods? Do you ignore them, or give them no acknowledgement that they are also human and have feelings?

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The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.

– Oscar Wilde

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He said that you can tell it’s her if:

When asked, “Is something bothering you?” she replies “no” then gets mad when she is believed.

She becomes attracted to someone because he is outgoing and loves parties, starts dating him, and immediately expects him to stop this behavior.

She always takes an hour longer than promised to prepare for the evening.

She always hides very important events in very unimportant terms so she can have something to be upset about when her boyfriend declines because he has pressing business, i.e. She says “It’s no big deal, but I was wondering if you would like to visit my parents with me if you are not busy this weekend.” when she means “It means a great deal to me for you to see my family with me this weekend whether or not it is possible!”

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Completion of any task within the allocated time and budget does not bring credit upon the performance — it merely proves that the task was easier than expected.

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A traveler stopped to observe the curious behavior of a farmer who was plowing his field. The single mule hitched to the plow was wearing blinders, and the farmer was yelling, ‘Giddyap, Pete! Giddyap, Herb! Giddyap, Ol’ Bill! Giddyap, Jeb!’

After watching the farmer carry on like this for a while, the traveler asked, ‘Say, mister, how many names does that mule have?’

‘Just one, his name is Pete.’

‘Then why do you call out Herb and Bill and Pete, and Jeb?’

‘It’s like this,’ explained the farmer. ‘If Ol’ Pete knew he was doing all this work alone, I couldn’t make him do it. But if he thinks he’s got three other mules workin’ alongside of him, he does the whole job all by himself.’

‘What a marvelous idea!’ exclaimed the traveler. And when he got back to his corporate office in New York, he invented the committee.

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A cynic is a person searching for an honest man, with a stolen lantern.

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‘I have good news and bad news,’ a defense attorney told his client. ‘First the bad news: The blood test came back, and your DNA is an exact match with the sample found on the victim’s dress.’

‘Oh, no – I’m ruined!’ cried the client. ‘What’s the good news?’

‘Your cholesterol is down to 140!’

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A perfectionist is one who takes great pains, and gives them to everyone else.

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Weiss is standing over a gravestone and he’s crying and saying, ‘If only you had lived, if only you had lived.’

A gravedigger comes up to him and says, ‘You’re wife’s in there?’

He says, ‘No, my wife’s first husband.’

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Whatever you do, do with kindness.

Whatever you say, say with kindness.

Wherever you go, radiate kindness.

– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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.

 

Thank You

Ray’s Daily

November 8, 2018

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“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

Voltaire

Thank You

I have really appreciated how so many of my old friends have offered to assist with our transportation needs and more. Many of my friends are no longer near but their memories linger.

As I think back over my rich past it is the people I met and worked with that stand out.

I am fortunate that I can reach so many of you via the Daily for it gives me the opportunity to let you know you are appreciated.

 

A Day Will Come

Poet: Julie Hebert

 A day will come in every life,

When appreciation is rendered.

And this should be taken seriously,

And given with love and tender.

 Anyone who deserves appreciation,

Must have done something great.

So share with them the way you feel,

And always treat them right.

 But keep in mind that appreciation,

Should be given again and again.

If you truly appreciate,

You’ll remind them how great they’ve been.

 Do something special to thank the ones,

Who’ve made a difference to you.

But don’t forget to thank them again,

For everything they do.

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“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust

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A farmer had a fairly large herd of cows and three bulls. Each bull keeping a strict eye on his portion of the cows.

The bulls hear that the farmer is going to get another bull and are standing in the field discussing this.

The first bull says, “Well, there’s no way he’s going to get any of my cows.”

The second bull agrees, “Yeah, I’m not giving up any. He can wait till next year and get some of the new ones.”

The third bull who was a bit smaller says, “I don’t have as many as you guys so I’m not giving any up.”

Finally, the new bull arrives.

The first three gather at the edge of the field to watch him being unloaded from the trailer. To their consternation, the biggest, meanest Brahma bull they have ever seen comes strolling down the ramp and glares at them. He’s at least three times bigger than any of them.

The first bull looks around nervously and says, “Well now, I suppose it would be a neighborly thing to give this guy some cows. I think I’ll give him twenty of mine.”

The second bull says, “Yeah, I guess so, I’ll give him thirty of mine.”

They look over at the small bull. He’s busy pawing the grass, snorting, and shaking his head. They go over and ask him what he’s doing and suggest that he should give up some cows too.

He says, “Yes I know, I’m just making sure he knows I’m a bull!”

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President Trump met with the King of Belgium this morning.

The meeting got off with a rocky start when President Trump said, ‘I love your waffles.

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Mary:  There’s no mystery about the fact that most women are smarter than most men.

Jill:  Is that so?

Mary:  Absolutely!  In most cases, the man is bigger than the woman, so she can’t beat him up.  It’s illegal for her to kill him.  Her only chance is to outsmart him, and that’s both legal and easy.

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According to MODERN BRIDE magazine, the average bride spends 150 hours planning her wedding.

The average groom spends 150 hours saying, “Yeah, sounds good.”

Jay Leno

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This was a story told to us by our chemistry professor at school.  A student wished to make some potassium hydroxide solution (aqueous) and decided to throw a large lump of potassium into a bucket of water.

Out of the corner of his eye, the professor observed what the student was about to do and hurried over.  After confirming this was what was intended, he asked the student to first to stir the water in the bucket for five minutes before adding the potassium.

Puzzled, the student followed after him to ask the purpose of this ‘stirring’ action.

“It will give me time to run,” said the professor.

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You know you are a senior citizen if you say “Lunch is on me,” and you’re talking about spillage.

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Jill: That was nice of you to set up a blind date for your ex-boyfriend.

Nadine: I know, but I don’t hold any grudges.

Jill: I’m surprised he trusted you enough to agree to go out with her.

Nadine: Well, I had to swear to him she’s Jennifer Lopez’s double.

Jilll: Wow! Is that true?

Nadine: I wouldn’t lie. She’s twice her weight and twice her age.

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“It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.”

Fletcher Knebel

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A young man wanted to get his beautiful blonde wife something nice for their first wedding anniversary. So he decides to buy her a cell phone. She is all excited, she loves her phone. He shows her and explains to her all the features on the phone.

The next day the blonde goes shopping. Her phone rings and it’s her husband, “Hi hun,” he says “how do you like your new phone?”

She replies “I just love, it’s so small and  your voice is clear as a bell but there’s one thing I don’t understand though.”

“What’s that, baby?” asks the husband.

“How did you know I was at Wal- Mart?”

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“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

Albert Schweitzer

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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.

 

Enjoy Your Life

Ray’s Daily

November 7, 2018

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“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Winston Churchill

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The elections are over, the airwaves have been cleared of the hundreds of political ads that have been aired every day. Once the dust has settled, I am hoping for a more constructive congress, unfortunately I am not optimistic that will happen.

At least me and my fellow neighbors do not have to succumb to the animosity we see around us these days. I am finding that those who have reached our age are more focused on making each day as good as they can. Maintaining a positive attitude combined with a little optimism and a sense of humor seem to be the formula for graceful aging. I hope it is as contagious as it seems to be for I want to enjoy life as much as my new friends do.

Here is an article I got from Dr. Happy’s blog that tells it like I am finding it.

HOW TO STAY YOUNG (AT HEART)

George Bernard Shaw supposedly once said … …we don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing!

Now it should be noted, that as the author of “Live Happier, Live Longer” (HERE)and as a passionate advocate of “positive ageing”, there’s nothing at all wrong with “growing old”.

But the point is, as we age we need not stop having fun; or playing; or dancing; or learning; or doing almost anything we did when we were younger.

Rather, doing so is what will keep us healthy and happy! Regardless of the number that gets mentioned each time our birthday comes around.

Research clearly suggests that those who approach life, and continue as they age to approach life with a sense of curiosity, and of wonder; and those who hold on to optimism and hope; not to mention those who practice appreciation and gratitude … will indubitably live longer and better.

When they say “age is just a number” what they really should say is “ageing is just an attitude”.

This is good news because although we can’t control all the variables that determine or influence the ageing process (such as, for example, our genetic makeup) we can largely control and choose how we think about life and how we live our life.

Keep well & keep smiling

Tim Sharp, AKA Dr. Happy

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Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.

Matt Cameron

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The minister was passing a group of young teens sitting on the church lawn and stopped to ask what they were doing. “Nothing much, Pastor,” replied one boy. “We were just seeing who can tell the biggest lie about their sex life.”

“Boys, boys, boys!” he scolded. “I’m shocked. When I was your age, I never even thought about sex.”

In unison they all replied, “You win!”

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I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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And the Churchgoer said:

  • Most of us spend the first six days of the week sowing wild oats, then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
  • Quit griping about your church; if it were perfect, you couldn’t belong.
  • If a church wants a better pastor, it can get one by praying for the one it has.
  • Every evening I turn my troubles over to God – He’s going to be up all night anyway.

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Boxing great Jake LaMotta said of his old friend Gerry Cooney:  There’s nothing I won’t do for him, and there’s nothing he won’t do for me.  So we go through life doing nothing for each other.

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There are some things I would never know if it wasn’t for Judy, for example she told me:

A Friend Is Like A Good Bra…

Hard to Find

Supportive

Comfortable

Always lifts you up

Makes you look better

And Always Close to Your Heart!!!

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Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.

Henri Nouw

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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.

 

I hope we make wise choices

Ray’s Daily

November 6, 2018

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Integrity gives you real freedom because you have nothing to fear since you have nothing to hide.

Zig Ziglar

Integrety

Our National elections will be over in a few hours, I am hopeful that my fellow citizens will have selected leaders who can rise above the petty partisanship displayed by so many in the last congress. We need leaders that are honest and committed to building a better society rather than ones who creat dissension and chaos.

Here is an old story that reminds that integrity and honesty are the only path we should take.

The Dean Schooled Them

One night four college kids stayed out late, partying and having a good time. They paid no mind to the test they had scheduled for the next day and didn’t study. In the morning, they hatched a plan to get out of taking their test. They covered themselves with grease and dirt and went to the Dean’s office. Once there, they said they had been to a wedding the previous night and on the way back they got a flat tire and had to push the car back to campus.

The Dean listened to their tale of woe and thought. He offered them a retest three days later. They thanked him and accepted his offer.hat time.

When the test day arrived, they went to the Dean. The Dean put them all in separate rooms for the test. They were fine with this since they had all studied hard. Then they saw the test. It had 2 questions.

1) Your Name __________ (1 Points)

2) Which tire burst? __________ (99 Points)

Options – (a) Front Left (b) Front Right (c) Back Left (d) Back Right

The lesson: always be responsible and make wise decisions.

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Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.

Albert Einstein

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During a sermon one Sunday, the pastor heard two teenage girls in the back giggling and disturbing people. He interrupted his sermon and announced sternly, “There are two of you here who have not heard a word I’ve said.” That quieted them down. When the service was over, he went out to greet people at the front door. Three different adults apologized for going to sleep in church, promising it would never happen again.

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There’s a story about the military pilot calling for a priority landing, because his single-engine jet fighter was running “a bit peaked.” Air Traffic Control told the fighter jock that he was number two, behind a B-52 that had one engine shut down. “Ah,” the fighter pilot remarked, “one of those dreaded seven-engine approaches!”

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A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, “What was your last known position?”

Student: “When I was number one for takeoff”.

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The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.

Martin Mull

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David is telling a new joke to Yossi.

“Yitzhak and Hymie were talking one day…”

Right away, Yossi interrupts him. “Always with the Jewish jokes! Give it a rest! Why do your jokes always have to be about Jews? Just change the names to another ethnic group for once will you David!”

So David starts again, “Hashimoto and Suzuki were talking one day at their nephew’s Bar Mitzvah…”

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The two most beautiful words in the English language are “check enclosed.”

Dorothy Parker

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A girl was visiting her blond friend who had acquired two new dogs, and asked her what their names were.

The blonde responded by saying that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex.

Her friend said, “Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that?”

“HelOOOooo,” answered the blond. “They’re watch dogs!”

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Learn from the mistakes of others. Trust me…you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. I’ve tried!!

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Worried that his son was spending too much money on dates, a Father asked the boy how much his last date had cost.

The son calculated a minute then replied, “Oh, about $15 or so I think.”

“Well,” said the Father, “I’m proud of you for finally coming up with an inexpensive evening.”

“To be honest Dad,” the son went on, “we’d have done more, but that was all the money she had.”

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Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

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His daughter Marina worked in my law office while she attended graduate school.  One morning a call came in for her.  She said she wasn’t in yet and offered to take a message.  The caller said she’d phone back later.

At 11:00 a.m., the caller tried again, and I reported that Marina had gone to lunch.

The last call came in at 3:30 p.m.  “I’m sorry,” I said, “she’s left for the day.  May I take a message?”

“Yes,” the caller replied.  “How can I get a job with you?”

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Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.

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The commuter approached the conductor.

“This morning I accidentally left a bottle of Scotch on the train. By any chance, was it turned in to the lost and found?”

“No,” replied the conductor, “But the guy who found it was.”

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A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.

Douglas MacArthur

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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.

 

It will soon be over

Ray’s Daily

November 5, 2018

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Politics, it seems to me for all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.

Richard Armour

Polatics

I am truly glad that our national elections will take place tomorrow. I do not remember a nastier political campaigns. In my state tens of millions of dollars has been spent spreading slurs, innuendos and even falsehoods as efforts are made destroy candidates’ opponents.

What is saddest is the fact that they do it because we the people are moved by the dirt they spread. What has happened to us? Have we been brain washed by modern technology? Do we no longer spend the time needed to understand the issues? What may even be worse is that the millions spent by outsiders are in effect efforts to buy our votes.

I long for the better days of old when we were not so partisan that we worked together to benefit our communities and our nation. I hope future generations can again take an interest in civics and learn to tolerate disagreement in order to better understand our society.

I wish all the winning office holders will do as suggested in the following poem. But sadly I think they will continue to battle leaving little time to build.

Success

Clarence Thomas Urmy 

 Not what we have, but what we use;

Not what we see, but what we choose –

These are the things that mar or bless

The sum of human happiness.

 The things near by, not things afar,

Not what we seem, but what we are –

These are the things that make or break,

That give the heart its joy or ache.

 Not what seems fair, but what is true;

Not what we dream, but good we do –

These are the things that shine like gems,

 Like stars in fortune’s diadems.

 Not as we take, but as we give,

Not as we pray, but as we live –

These are the things that make for peace,

Both now and after Time shall cease.

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We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.

James McGreevey

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One Sunday afternoon, the Pastor’s wife dropped into an easy chair saying, “Boy !  Am I ever tried.”

Her husband looked over at her & said, “I had to conduct two special services last night, three today, & give a total of five sermons.  Why are you so tired?”

“Dearest,” she replied, “I had to listen to all of them.”

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“In a world where the big things have little difference — it’s the little things that make a big difference.”

Peter Thomson

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A doctor had been attending a rich old man, but it became apparent the old guy had not long to live.  So he asked if his affairs were in order.  The old gentleman replies, “Oh, yes.  And do you know what I’m going to do with all my money?  I’m going to leave it to the doctor who saves my life.”

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I am a nobody, nobody is perfect, therefore I am perfect.

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A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister if they could discuss the use of the car. His father took him to his study and said to him, “I’ll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your bible a little and get your hair cut and we’ll talk about it.”

After about a month the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss use of the car. They again went to the father’s study where his father said, “Son, I’ve been real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you’ve studied your bible diligently, but you didn’t get your hair cut!”

The young man waited and minute and replied, “You know Dad, I’ve been thinking about that. You know, Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, why even Jesus had long hair….”

To which his father replied….”Yes, and they WALKED every where they went!”

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I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don’t even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.

-Rita Rudner-

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Sunday school teacher Ms. Brown had a class of five-year-olds. She began the lesson by saying, “Today we are going to study about Peter.  Can anybody tell me who Peter was?”

A little lad in the back of the group raised his hand.

“Oh, how nice,” Ms. Brown said.  “Billy knows. Billy, please come up front and tell the class whoPeter was.”

Billy quickly came to the front and said with great pride in his voice, “I fink he was a wabbit.”

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The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

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Answering Machine Messages

– Hi. I am probably home. I’m just avoiding someone I don’t like. Leave me a message and if I don’t call back, it’s you.

– Hello, you are talking to a machine. I am capable of receiving messages. My owners do not need siding, windows or a hot tub and their carpets are clean. They give to charity through their office and do not need their picture taken. If you’re still with me, leave your name and number and they will get back to you.

– This is not an answering machine. This is a telepathic thought recording device. After the tone, think about your name, your reason for calling and a number where I can reach you and I’ll think about returning your call.

– This is the refrigerator. The answering machine is busy right now, but if you leave a message, I will stick it to myself with a cow magnet.

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

John F. Kennedy

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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.

 

 

 

It’s not that important

Ray’s Daily

November 2, 2018

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The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.

Helen Mirren

Don't worry

If you are like I am you sometimes get upset because of a rwel or imagined insult or slight. Usually what happened is not all that important. In fact most of our self-imposed stress is not because of something that happened rather it is because how we dealt with it. One of the advantage of aging is we learn that much of what has got us down in the past really was not that important.

Angel Chernoff recently wrote an article that talked about . Here in part is what she said.putting events into perspective

Choose to remind yourself of the truth…

You are not what happened to you. — You are not your past experiences.  You are not your scars.  You are not what someone else once said about you.  You are what you choose to become in this moment.  Let go, breathe, and begin again today.

You are more than that one broken piece of you. — We all have this image in our minds of ourselves—this idea of who we are.  And when this idea gets chipped or broken in some small way, we tend to broadly internalize it.   Realize this.  It’s easy to feel like everything—ALL of you—is broken along with that one small piece of you.  But that’s not true.

Other people’s opinions of you are rarely accurate. — People may have heard your stories, but they can’t feel what you are going through today.  They aren’t living your life!  So, let go of what they say about you.

You are as worthy as you believe yourself to be. — You will never find your worth in another human being—you find it in yourself, and then you will attract those who are worthy of your energy.  Accept and acknowledge your own worth today.  Stop waiting for others to tell you how important you are.

The best time to be extra kind to yourself is when you don’t feel like it. — Because that’s when doing so can make the biggest difference.  Truly, it’s not what you say to everybody else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself every day that has the greatest power.

It’s not too late.  You aren’t behind. — You are exactly where you need to be.  Every step is necessary.  Don’t judge or berate yourself for how long your journey is taking.  We all need our own time to travel our own distance.

You have come a long way. — The trick is to embrace life today.  Don’t wish it away waiting for better days ahead.  Just appreciate where you are.  You’ve come a long way, and you’re still learning and growing.  Give yourself credit for your resilience, and step forward again with grace.

You need to distance yourself to see your situation clearly. — Step back.  Give yourself space.  Sometimes the most important thing you do in a whole day is the short rest you take between two deep breaths.  Just let go for a moment and remind yourself that the strongest sign of your growth is knowing you’re slightly less stressed by the hard realities that used to absolutely overwhelm you.

You are a work in progress. — It’s wild how we outgrow what we once thought we couldn’t live without, and then we fall in love with what we didn’t even know we wanted.  Life keeps leading us down paths we would never travel if it were up to us.  Don’t be afraid.  Have faith.  Trust the journey.  Be a work in progress today, and celebrate the fact that you are!

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Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Marcus Aurelius

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To realize the value of one year: Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To realize the value of one month: Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of one hour: Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of one minute: Ask the person who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize the value of one second: Ask a person who has survived an accident.

To realize the value of one millisecond: Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Time waits for no one.  Treasure every moment you have.  You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.

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I’ve seen the future.  I can’t afford it.

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“All Nurses Go To Heaven”

Three nurses went to heaven, and were awaiting their turn with St. Peter to plead their case to enter the pearly gates.

The first nurse said, “I worked in an emergency room. We tried our best to help patients, but occasionally we did lose one. I think I deserve to go to heaven.”

St. Peter looks at her file and admits her to heaven.

The second nurse says, “I worked in an operating room. It’s a very high stress environment and we do our best. Sometimes the patient is too sick and we lose them, but overall we try very hard.”

St. Peter looks at her file and admits her to heaven.

The third nurse says, “I was a case manager for an HMO.”

St. Peter looks at her file. He pulls out a calculator and starts punching away at it furiously, constantly going back to the nurse’s file. After a few minutes St. Peter looks up, smiles, and says, “Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to heaven … for five days!”

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If the shoe fits, put it in your mouth.

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“My wife and I were in a church service. There was an older gentleman in the audience near the front who would periodically interject a ‘Praise God’ or ‘Amen, brother’.

During the sermon, the pastor began speaking about Solomon and mentioned his 700 wives and concubines when the old man said ‘Lord have mercy’.”

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“I hate when people honk at me. Unless I’m taking a left turn – then I like it, because that’s how I know it’s time to turn.”

Rita Rudner

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A noted psychiatrist was a guest at a chic gathering, and his hostess naturally broached the subject in which he was most at ease.  “Would you mind telling me, Doctor,” she asked, “how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?”

“Nothing is easier,” he replied.  “You ask him a simple question which everyone should answer with no trouble.  If he hesitates, that puts you on the track.”

“What sort of question?”

“Well, you might ask him, ‘Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them.  Which one?’ ”

The hostess thought a moment, then said with a nervous laugh, “You wouldn’t happen to have another example would you?  I must confess I don’t know much about history.”

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Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.

Kenneth Branagh

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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.

 

He Inspired

Ray’s Daily

November 1, 2018

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Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Switzer

I am running behind again so let’s see what I wrote years ago.

Ray’s Daily first published on November 1, 2002

I spent the day accompanying a close friend as he had all day heart tests. His plumbing turned out to be good, but his electrical system sucks. So tomorrow I pick him up, take him back to the hospital where they will do some electrical tests and then install a Pacemaker. He will be in overnight and if all is well I will take him home on Saturday. I will wait until he has stabilized before I teach him the secret Pacemaker patient handshake that I learned a few years ago when I had mine installed.

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Reporters and city officials gathered at a Chicago railroad station one afternoon in 1953. The person they were meeting was the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize winner. A few minutes after the train came to a stop, a giant of a man – six feet four inches – with bushy hair and a large mustache stepped from the train. Cameras flashed. City officials approached him with hands outstretched. Various people began telling him how honored they were to meet him.

The man politely thanked them and then, looking over their heads, asked if he could be excused for a moment. He quickly walked through the crowd until he reached the side of an elderly black woman who was struggling with two large suitcases. He picked up the bags and with a smile, escorted the woman to a bus. After helping her aboard, he wished her a safe journey. As he returned to the greeting party he apologized, “Sorry to have kept you waiting.”

The man was Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the famous missionary doctor who had spent his life helping the poor in Africa. In response to Schweitzer’s action, one member of the reception committee said with great admiration to the reporter standing next to him, “That’s the first time I ever saw a sermon walking.”

My thought for the day: Where are you Albert? We need you back!

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There is a head-on collision on the 91 Freeway and two young men from Palm Springs are killed and end up in Hell.

The next day, the Devil stops in to check on them and sees them dressed in warm clothes with a heavy coat, ski cap and mittens warming themselves around the fire.

The Devil asks them, “What are you doing? Isn’t it hot enough for you here in Hell?”

One of the men answers, “You know the weather has been quite warm in Southern California and we would have expected it to be as least as worm here.”

This gets the Devil a little steamed up and he decides to fix the two guys. He cranks the heat up as high as it will go.

The next morning, people are wailing and screaming every where because of the intense heat.

He rushes to the room with the two guys from Palm Springs and finds them dressed as they were before still sitting by the fire and seeming to have a good time.

The Devil is astonished, “Everyone down here is in misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourself.”

“Well, actually it is more comfortable than the heat wave we were having back home,” is the response.

Now the devil is now absolutely furious, he can hardly see straight. Finally he comes up with the answer. “No matter how hot I make it, these men seem very comfortable. They must be comfortable because they are used to the heat,” he decides. “I’ll fix them. I’ll turn the heat completely off.”

The next morning, the temperature is below zero, icicles are hanging every where, people are shivering unable to get themselves warm.

The Devil smiles and rushes to the room with the two Californians. When he gets there, he finds them still dressed in their winter clothes but now they are jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad.

The Devil is dumb-founded, “I don’t understand, when I turn up the heat you’re happy. Now its freezing cold and you’re even more happy. What is wrong with you two?

The Californians look at the Devil and answer, “Hell is frozen over. That means that the Angels have won the World Series.”

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“You can accomplish much if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

Ronald Reagan

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Jesus and Satan have an argument as to who is the better computer programmer. This goes on for a few hours until they agree to hold a contest with God as the judge.

They set themselves before their computers and begin. They type furiously for several hours, lines of code streaming up the screen.

Seconds before the end of the competition, a bolt of lightning strikes, taking out the electricity. Moments later, the power is restored, and God announces that the contest is over. He asks Satan to show what he has come up with. Satan is visibly upset, and cries, “I have nothing! I lost it all when the power went out.”

“Very well, then,” says God, “let us see if Jesus fared any better.”

Jesus enters a command, and the screen comes to life in vivid display, the voices of an angelic choir pour forth from the speakers. Satan is astonished.

He stutters, “But how?! I lost everything yet Jesus’ program is intact! How did he do it?”

God chuckles, “Jesus saves.”

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“Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence”

Joseph Wood Krutch

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Little Johnny was sitting on a park bench munching on one candy bar after another. After the 6th one a man on the bench across from him said, “Son, you know eating all that candy isn’t good for you. It will give you acne, rot your teeth, make you fat.”

Little Johnny replied, “My grandfather lived to be 107 years old.”

The man asked, “Did your grandfather eat 6 candy bars at a  time?”

Little Johnny answered, “No, he minded his own bloody business!”

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Dear Abby,

Our son was married in January. Five months later his wife had a ten-pound baby girl. They said the baby was premature. Tell me, can a baby this big be that early? Wondering

Dear Wondering,

The baby was on time, the wedding was late. Forget it.

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“I feel the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.”

Jonas Salk

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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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