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Ray’s Daily

December 3, 2018

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One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

Lewis Carroll

Be a friend

I have been having breakfast lately with some new friends in our residence’s dining room. A few days ago my professor friend and his wife did not show up, they missed again the next day and I learned he had been taken to the hospital. He is now at a rehab facility and will return when he regains his strength.

Saturday I lunched with an elderly former big band singer who is losing her eyesight, but not her sense of humor. She requires assistance as she is not ambulatory. She is just one of the special people I sit with every day, a few over one hundred years old.

What I am learning is to appreciate the little things most of us take for granted, I also learned again that there are many wonderful people waiting to be your friend if you reach out to them. My new friends have reminded me that life is not over until it is over unless you give up. I have been reminded that earned friendships last the longest.

It is up you to make the best of the years we have Now is not the time to come to a halt. Here is a piece that reminds me of the attitudes of many of my new friends.

 

A Creed To Live By

Nancye Sims

  • Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
  • It is because we are different thateach of us are special. Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only do what is best for you.
  • Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.
  • Don’t let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or in the future. By living one day at a time you live all days of your life.
  • Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
  • Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.
  • Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
  • Don’t shut love out of your lifeby saying it is impossible. The fastest way to lose love is to hold to it tightly, and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
  • Don’t dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope, to be without hope is to be without purpose.
  • Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going.Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

~~~

Seek the ones who never stop caring, who break down your walls, and help you come back to yourself.

Yasmin Mogahed

~~~

A small, uncertain, and nervous witness was being cross-examined.

The lawyer thundered, “Have you ever been married?”

“Yes, sir,” said the witness in a low voice. “Once.”

“Whom did you marry?” the lawyer demanded.

“Well, a woman,” the witness answered timidly.

The lawyer said angrily, “Of course you married a woman. Did you ever hear of anyone marrying a man?”

And the witness said meekly, “My sister did.”

~~~

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Abraham Lincoln

~~~

The priest was exhorting the parishioners to do good deeds because there was no telling when something might cut their lives short.

“Yes, he said, “somebody in this parish will die today.”

A man in the back sighed with relief and said, “Thank the Lord I’m not from this parish!”

~~~

“I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults.”

Molly Ivins

~~~

The bride came down the aisle and when she reached the altar, the groom was standing there with his golf bag and clubs at his side. She said:” What are your golf clubs doing here”?

He looked her right in the eye and said, “This isn’t going to take all day, is it?”

~~~

Tears: The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water-power.

~~~

The wise old Mother Superior from county Tipperary was dying. The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her comfortable. They gave her warm milk to drink, but she refused it. One nun took the glass back to the kitchen.

Remembering a bottle of Irish whiskey the nuns had received as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened and poured a generous amount into the warm milk.

The nun took the glass back to Mother Superior’s bedside, and held the glass to her lips. Mother drank a little, then a little more. Before they knew it, she had downed the whole glass, down to the last drop.

“Mother,” the nuns asked earnestly, “please give us some wisdom before you die.”

Mother Superior slowly raised her head, and with a pious look on her face whispered, “Don’t sell that cow”

~~~

Nothing increases your golf score like witnesses.

~~~

A father noticed that his son was spending way too much time playing computer games.

In an effort to motivate the boy into focusing more attention on his schoolwork, the father said to his son, “When Abe Lincoln was your age, he was studying books by the light of the fireplace.”

The son replied, “When Lincoln was your age, he was The President of The United States.”

~~~

I’m getting so absent-minded that sometimes in the middle of a sentence I…

~~~

A man walks into a flower shop “I’d like some flowers please.”

“Certainly, Sir. What did you have in mind?”

He shrugs “Well I’m not sure, I uh, I uh, I uh…”

“Perhaps I could help. What exactly have you done!”

~~~

Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.

Karl Marx ,

~~~

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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