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Charicter Counts

Ray’s Daily

                                                                                                                             November 14, 2019

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A good name will shine forever.

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One of the things Iike about the community where I now live is the quality of my friends and neighbors. Unlike most places in which folks live and work here people are appreciated for how they act and behave. Little regard is made for wealth, past titles or previous prestigious posts.

Here people are judged on their character, friendliness and goodwill. I truly enjoy the majority of these good people. They have shown that the best people don’t give up on life; they continue to do their best for themselves and others. I hope I can doas well as they do.

The following reminds me of my fellow residents.

Developing your character…. t .

It is something special to be around someone who has real character in all that they do. Below are 10 ways to build your character by adopting a positive attitude in achieving your own level of personal and business success.

  1. Do it even if it’s difficult.
  2. Take responsibility for your choices, your actions and your consequences.
  3. Know why you do what you do.
  4. Be honest, and be true to your word, both with yourself and with others.
  5. Know your strengths, and work from them. Know your weaknesses even better, and avoid feeding into them.
  6. Recognise your choices and use them wisely.
  7. Develop self-discipline and know how not to overdo it.
  8. Develop the ability to luxuriate, know when it’s time to stop, and be able to stop.
  9. Know the difference between what you want and what you need.
  10. Recognise and respect boundaries. Be clear about your own, and give equal value and weight to those of others.

With many thanks to my business colleague Hans Rubens who forwarded this to me.

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Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.

John C. Geikie

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A few housewives were sitting around the table talking, and the subject turned to their husbands. One lady said “My husband just won’t go to church with me, I think he’s going to go to hell.” This led to talk around the table and it was generally agreed that, for one reason or another, all the husbands were going to end up in hell.
So, then the housewives started speculating about themselves. One woman said “I try to be good – I’m sure I’ll make it to Heaven.” Another one said “No, I did this bad thing, I won’t make it.” So, then they noticed that one of the ladies wasn’t saying anything. And they looked at her and said “You’re such a nice lady, surely you’re going to Heaven…?”
She says “No, first thing in the morning, I’m going to buy me a ticket straight to hell!” They were shocked and asked why. “Well, you don’t expect me to live in a world without men, do you??!?”

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Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off NOW!
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A man was speeding down the highway, feeling secure in a gaggle of cars all traveling at the same speed. However, as they passed a speed trap, he got nailed with an infrared speed detector and was pulled over.
The officer handed him the citation, received his signature and was about to walk away when the man asked, “Officer, I know I was speeding, but I don’t think it’s fair – there were plenty of other cars around me who were going just as fast, so why did *I* get the ticket?”
“Ever go fishing?” the policeman suddenly asked the man.
“Ummm, yeah…” the startled man replied.
The officer grinned and added, “Ever catch *all* the fish?”

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A woman was telling her friend, “It is I who made my husband a millionaire.” “And what was he before you married him?” asked the friend. The woman replied, “A billionaire.”

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When a three-year-old opened a birthday gift from his grandmother, he discovered a water pistol.
He squealed with delight and headed for the nearest sink.
His Mother was not so pleased. She turned to Grandmom and said, “I’m surprised at you.
Don’t you remember how we used to drive you crazy with water guns?”
Grandmom smiled and then replied, “I remember.” Eschew obfuscation.

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Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs. Right in the middle of the cemetery, they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.
Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.
“Holy cow, Mister,” one of them said after catching his breath. “You scared us half to death — we thought you were a ghost! What are you doing working here so late at night?”
“Those fools!” the old man grumbled. “They misspelled my name!”

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As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools

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Two hunters went moose hunting every winter without success. Finally they came up with a foolproof plan. They got a very authentic cow moose costume and learned the mating call of a cow moose.
The plan was to hide in the costume, lure the bull, then come out of the costume and shoot the bull. They set themselves up on the edge of a clearing, donned their costume and began to give the moose love call.
Before long their call was answered as a bull came crashing out of the forest and into the clearing. When the bull was close enough, the guy in front said, ‘OK, lets get out and get him.’
After a moment that seemed like an eternity, the guy in the back shouted, ‘The zipper is stuck! What are we going to do!?’
The guy in the front says, ‘Well, I’m going to start nibbling grass, but you’d better brace yourself!’

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A lady inserted an ‘ad’ in the classifieds: “Husband wanted”. Next day she received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: “You can have mine.”

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Every thought willingly contemplated, every word mincingly spoken, every action freely done, consolidates itself in the character, and will project itself onward in a permanent continuity.

Henry Giles

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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