April 4, 2019
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try”
Today I thought I would share a favorite Spring Daily I published six years ago.
I had lunch with a new friend the other day who previously was just an acquaintance and a Ray’s Daily reader. While I knew she was a world traveler and that during the summer she sold corn grown on a family farm at one of my favorite farmer’s markets, I knew little else.
When we talked over lunch I discovered my new friend is really someone special. The on-the-surface glamorous job that has her flying all over the country with frequent trips outside the US was not really as important as what she has done for her family’s sweet corn business. I learned that years ago she started loading up her trunk with some of her dad’s fabulous sweet corn and selling it on the roadside in town. Soon folks wanted more and she answered the need by providing corn at more outlets.
To make a long story short my friend is the CEO of a company that sells Indiana’s favorite sweet corn at farmers markets around our state. Her family has become famous not only because of the consistent high quality of their corn but also through the many friends they have made who help harvest their corn each week, folks who help load numerous trucks with freshly picked corn that will be in the hands of the public in less than 24 hours since being picked.
My friend has not only created a highly successful business, she has also created an Indiana legend. You see her “My Dad’s Corn” is not only served on the table of thousands of Hoosiers each week, it is also featured in Indiana restaurants where various chefs offer their version of “My Dad’s Corn Chowder.”
So now I have a friend who is a world traveler, a smart business woman, a creative copy writer and a farmer who always has a warm smile and glowing demeanor. Best of all she also has a good heart. I am lucky to know her.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Salesman at the door: Is your mother at home?
Little girl: Yes.
Sales man: May I talk to her?
Little girl: She isn’t here.
Salesman: But you just said, she was at home.
Little girl: She is. This isn’t our house.
“The Law of Motivation”
Creativity is great, but plagiarism is faster.
FOR THOSE WITH KIDS IN SCHOOL.
Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your child’s school. In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen to all options before making a selection:
To lie about why your child is absent, Press 1.
To make excuses for why your child did not do his/her work, Press 2.
To complain about what we do, Press 3.
To cuss out staff members, Press 4.
To ask why you did not get needed information that was already enclosed in your newsletter and several bulletins mailed to you, Press 5.
If you want us to raise your child, Press 6.
If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone, Press 7.
To request another teacher for the third time this year, Press 8.
To complain about bus transportation, Press 9.
To complain about school lunches, Press 0.
If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable/responsible for his/her own behavior, classwork, homework, and that it is not the teacher’s fault for your child’s lack of effort, please hang up and have a nice day!!
Mediocrity thrives on standardization.
Joseph Kennedy once entered the fashionable Gentlemen’s Shamrock Grille on Wall Street and joined a group of financiers. He beckoned to a waiter and ordered a double scotch.
“When Kennedy drinks,” he declared loudly, “everybody drinks!”
With a cheer, everyone at the table ordered scotch. Kennedy finished his drink, summoned the waiter, and slapped two dollars on the table. “When Kennedy pays,” he asserted, “everyone pays!”
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway.
Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting!
Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, “PULL OVER!”
“NO,” the blonde yelled back, “IT’S A SCARF!”
“The happiest people are those who discover that what they should be doing and what they are doing are the same thing.”
A middle aged man wasn’t feeling well, so he went to the doctor for a checkup. After a thorough examination, the doctor said, “Well, based on my examination, the best thing for you is to cut out all sweets and fatty foods, give up alcohol, and stop smoking.”
The man said, “Well, to be honest with you Doc, I don’t deserve the best. What’s the second best?”
A job interviewer asked me where I wanted to be in five years. I said, “Ideally, suspended with pay.”
Billy Bob and LeRoy were talking one afternoon when Billy Bob tells LeRoy,”Ya know, I reckon I’m ’bout ready for a vacation. Only this year I’m gonna do it a bit different. The last few years, I took your advice about where to go. Three years ago you said to go to Hawaii. went to Hawaii and Earline got pregnant.
Then two years ago, you told me to go to the Bahamas, and Earline got pregnant again.
Last year, you suggested Tahiti – and darned if Earline didn’t get pregnant again!”
LeRoy asks Billy Bob, “So, what you gonna do this year that’s different?”
Billy Bob says, “This year, I’m taking Earline with me!”
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
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