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Ray’s Daily

August 20, 2019

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The cave you most fear to enter contains the greatest treasure

Joseph Campbell

Upbeat

Everyday I get to be with people who always seem to be upbeat, no matter how many difficulties they face. These people seem to be able to sustain a positive attitude almost all of the time. While our community houses mostly older folks, some over a hundred years old, they do not let their age keep them from finding enjoyment.

Many folks resist moving to a community like ours, feeling that when they leave what they have there will be little left. In fact, what I find is that most of us find more than we left. It is especially rewarding to be with people who know that we can live full lives no matter our age. I appreciate all I had, all I did, and all my past friends, their memories live on but I also really appreciate what I have now.

I hope you appreciate all you have done while realizing that there is still time for much more. Here is a piece suggests that our future is up to us.

  Reflecting on Life

Take time to stop today

Take time to stop a while

Reflect on how life changes

Then take the time to smile

Know that as the days go by

These things that challenge you

Will one day just be memories

Of times you have gone through

Look back now on yesterday

And all you have achieved

Recognize the strengths you’ve gained

The blessings you’ve received

One day in the future

You will think about today

You’ll see just how these challenges

Have helped you on your way

by Michelle Tetley

~~~

Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age

Christopher Morley

~~~

He said:

Bought my girlfriend a mood ring the other day.

When she’s in a good mood it turns green.

When she’s in a bad mood, it leaves a red mark on my forehead.

~~~

Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.

Socrates

~~~

A man walks into a bar and says, “Bartender, give me two shots.” Bartender says, “You want them both now or one at a time?” The guy says,” Oh, I want them both now. One’s for me and one’s for this little guy here,” and he pulls a tiny three inch man out of his pocket.

The bartender asks “He can drink?”

“Oh, sure. He can drink.”

So the bartender pours the shots and sure enough, the little guy drinks it all up.

“That’s amazing” says the bartender. “What else can he do, can he walk?”

The man flicks a quarter down to the end of the bar and says, “Hey, Jake. Go get that.” The little guy runs down to the end of the bar and picks up the quarter. Then he runs back down and gives it to the man.

The bartender is in total shock. “That’s amazing” he says, “what else can he do? Does he talk?”

The man says “Sure he talks, hey, Jake, tell him about that time we were in Africa and you made fun of that witch doctor’s powers!”

~~~

Why do ships carry cargoes and cars carry shipments?

~~~

Sadie stopped by an usher at the entrance to the synagogue.

The usher asked, “Are you a friend of the bride?”

Sadie quickly replied, “No, of course not. I am the groom’s mother.”

~~~

Concern should drive us into action and not into depression.

Karen Horney

~~~

A widowed lady, travelling alone, was taking a long plane trip back to where she & her husband both grew up. Upon arriving at the airport she informed the airline that she wanted to take her dog with her in the cabin. She became angry when the airline told her she couldn’t, but finally gave in and allowed them to put the dog carrier with the dog in the baggage compartment.

The airline pilot told her, “It will be warm & pressurized in there, & your dog should be just fine. Nothing to worry about.”

Upon arrival at the first fuel stop, the crew went to check on the dog and found it dead! The airline crew quickly ran all over town until they found a dog of the same color, height, weight, and sex & put it in the cage in place of the dead dog

Upon arrival at their final destination, they hand delivered the lady her dog. Quite surprised, the woman says, “Sorry, but that’s not my dog! Could you please go get *my* dog! ?”

The airline pilot replies, “Sure it’s your dog. Look! It’s the same height, weight, color, & sex as when we loaded it.”

The lady again insisted, “THIS, IS *NOT* MY DOG!”

The airline pilot asks her, “Just how do you know that this isn’t your dog?”

The widow answers. . . . “Because my dog was dead! I was taking it home to bury it next to my husband!”

~~~

You’re just jealous because the voices only talk to me.

~~~

Jewish humor has it that a rabbi and a priest met at the town picnic and began their usual “kibitzing.” “This baked ham is just delicious,” the priest teased the rabbi. “You really should try some. I know it’s against your religion, but I can’t understand why such a wonderful thing should be forbidden.

You just don’t know what you’re missing. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Mrs. Kennedy’s baked ham. Tell me rabbi, when are you going to break down and try a little ham?”

The rabbi looked at the priest, smiled and said, “At your wedding.”

~~~

Risk more than others think is safe.

Care more than others think is wise.

Dream more than others think is practical.

Expect more than others think is possible.

Claude T. Bissell

~~~

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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