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I ahve enough, do you?

Ray’s Daily

November 8, 2019


He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Lao Tzu


I was thinking the other day of the folks who never seem to have enough. Some even have been in retirement for years. These are the people who always wanted a more opulent house, a more luxurious car, a more prestigious title, more wealth and more.

They are so much more unhappy than those of us who have learned that they have enough. When we have enough it is amazing how all of a sudden, we have more. More free time, more relaxation, more new experiences and best of all more quality time with friends and family.

Recently Marc Chernoff wrote an article including tips on how we can open our eyes to understanding that for most of us what we have is enour. Here in part is what he wrote.

Making the Best of Your Ordinary Life

  • When you feel your “life isn’t good enough” anxiety rising, pause, close your eyes, and notice that you’re in the process of worrying about what you’re not doing, or what you haven’t yet achieved. Notice the feelings of disappointment you have with yourself and your life at the present moment.
  • Accept these feelings of disappointment as a part of you, focus on them, and just allow yourself to feel them. As you focus, notice the emotional sensations of this feeling throughout your body.
  • Open your eyes, turn your attention to the present moment: what are you doing right now? Put all of your awareness into this moment—be 100% present with the physical and emotional sensations of whatever you’re doing.
  • Notice that the present moment is enough—enough for right now. It doesn’t need to be better. It doesn’t need to be anything more. It’s good enough already, in its own unique way. And so are you.


There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say: ‘Enough is enough.’

Lance Armstrong


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!”


President Bush met with the King of Belgium.

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

Craig Ferguson


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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

Fletcher Knebel


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?”


I am thankful for the way I was raised, to be positive. Even when times have gotten rough I have always tried to look on the bright side. Even when I was put down, yelled at and made feel insignificant, I still thought things were alright. I did realize when enough is enough.

Angela Merkel


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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