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Appreciate

Ray’s Daily

February 12, 2019

 

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

Voltaire

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A friend told me the other day that she had heard a fellow resident berate a dining room worker for not letting him go behind the counter to get what he wanted. She was just doing her job and always does her best.

Fortunately this mean spirited guy is the exception in our community. He is also someone to be pitied for it is folks who fail to appreciate what we have who will never find happiness. In fact we all benefit when we let people know that we appreciate what they do for us. Please let people know that you value what they do.

Excerpt from “Feeling Your Way Through Life”

David DeNotaris

Enjoy what’s around you, and use all your senses.

Appreciate the white, puffy clouds in the sky;

some people can’t see them.

Appreciate the sounds of the birds singing;

some people can’t hear them.

Appreciate the sweet fragrance of a rain shower or a blooming flower;

some people can’t smell them.

Appreciate the food you eat;

some people don’t have it or cannot taste it.

I believe that gratitude can change our attitude.

~~~

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.

Margaret Cousins

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Last week I regretted that I no longer can drive for I had no way to get to the funeral services being held for an old friend. I regret missing a chance to join with others to remember how much he did for so many.

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An old Native Chief sat in his hut on the reservation, smoking a ceremonial pipe and eyeing two Government officials sent to interview him. “Chief Two Eagles” asked one Official, “you have observed the white man for 90 years. You’ve seen his wars and his technological advances. You’ve seen his progress and the damage he’s done.”

The Chief nodded in agreement.

The Official continued, “Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?”

The Chief stared at the Government officials for over a minute and then calmly replied, “When white man found the land, Natives were running it. No taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, women did all the work, Medicine Man free, Indian man spent all day hunting and fishing, and all night having sex.”

Then the Chief leaned back and smiled, “Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that.”

~~~

It worked… Now if I could only remember what I did.

~~~

She said: One evening, two girlfriends and I went to a nightclub, only to find the place packed with young people. At 40, we felt old, but before we could make a dignified exit, a tall, handsome man approached us.

“Perhaps we were being a little hasty in leaving,” I thought.

Then with a big smile, the man extended his hand to one of my friends and said, “Hello. Remember me? You were my third grade teacher.”

~~~

Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man.

Louis Nizer

~~~

Earthquakes can strike without warning, and being prepared for such a disaster can mean the difference between life and death. Here are some tips to help you and your loved ones make it through a quake:

~ Those living in areas not prone to earthquakes can respond quickly to the plight of disaster victims in quake zones by complacently smirking and saying, “I told you so.”

~ To minimize loss and damage in a quake, try not to own things.

~ Practice your burrowing-out-from-under-40-tons-of-rubble skills ahead of time.

~ Look out your window often. If you see a large, zig-zag-shaped crevasse moving rapidly from the horizon toward your home, step either to the right or the left.

~ For those who fear earthquakes, it may comfort you to know that a majority of the damage during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake did not come from the tremors themselves. Instead, it was from the raging, out- of-control fires that consumed most of the city.

~ A doorway is the safest place to be during a quake. Eat, sleep, and work in doorways.

~ Be sure to mail your house-insurance payments a full five business days before a major earthquake strikes.

~ In the event of a quake, get under something heavy, such as a desk, a table, or your boss.

~ If you are caught in a major earthquake in Southern California and are part of the entertainment industry, take a moment or two to reflect on how grossly you’ve wasted your life.

~~~

hAS ANYONE SEEN MY cAPS~OCK KEY?

~~~

A woman pregnant with her first child paid a visit to her obstetrician’s office. After the exam, she shyly said, “My husband wants me to ask you…”

The doctor cut her off and reassured her, “I know, I know, I get the same question all the time. Sex is fine until late in the pregnancy.”

“No, that’s not it,” the woman confessed. “He wants to know if I can still mow the lawn.”

~~~

Abstinence should be practiced in moderation.

~~~An Australian was in Ireland. On his way to Belfast, he stopped at a bar and asked one of the locals, “What’s the quickest way to Belfast?”

The Irishmen asked, “Are you walking or driving?”

The Australian replied, “I’m driving!”

The Irishman said, “Aye, that’d be the quickest way!”

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The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.

K. Chesterton

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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