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What do you look for?

Ray’s Daily

January 16, 2020

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“Your mind creates your reality. If you expect nothing, you open up the universe to give you options. If you expect the worst, you usually get it.”

James Patterson

Find

I worry about the folks who seem to always be down. They are the ones who spend much of their time fretting about things we can’t control. In my experience the downers are like the weather, it may storm but the storm will be replaced by fair weather.

I sometimes think that those who always seem to suffer the blues do so because they look to find the bad in their lives and since they devote their time to finding it, they do. I have found over the years that my belief that things will turn out well almost always turns out to be true.

I don’t know about you but I don’t want to spend my time avoiding others in case they might be unpleasant, that is the sure path to lonesomeness. I much rather see everyone as having a good heart and almost always they do.

The following story reminds that we find what we look for.

What you ask for

The world around you is whatever you sincerely ask of it. Your life is precisely what you ask of it, with your thoughts, your actions, and your attitude. All things and events may come and go. Yet, reality is what you choose to do with it all.

The value you look for, and the value you expect, is the value you will find. What you decide to make of anything will ultimately define for you what it is. What you truly expect to see, you will most certainly see. The way you genuinely expect to live is the way your life will surely proceed.

When you know without the slightest doubt that it will happen, it will happen. Expect the very best, in every moment, with every thought, every action, and it will be.

Author Unknown

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“For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much – if he lives and uses that in hand day by day – shall be full to running over.”

Edgar Cayce

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The Top Signs You’re Out of Shape

  1. You’ve ever torn something just trying to turn off the alarm clock.
  2. People at work only refer to you by saying “Hey fatso!”
  3. You’ve thrown your back out by carrying a bag of groceries.
  4. Random strangers come up, poke you in the stomach and expect you to giggle.
  5. Your record is 34 Pushups and you could have done more if the Ice Cream Man would have taken plastic.
  6. You get the Christmas gift of Jigglin’ To The Oldies.
  7. You cramp up while watching the New York City Marathon.
  8. Watching Rocky 5 is your idea of a workout video.
  9. The sales clerk nicely but firmly pulls you away from the jeans rack and whispers “Its Sansabelt Time, Tubby”

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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery even on a detour.

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This guy couldn’t decide whether to go to Salt Lake City or Denver for vacation, so he called the airlines to get prices. “Airfare to Denver is $300,” said a cheery salesperson.

“And what about Salt Lake City?”

“We have a really great rate to Salt Lake–$99.00, but there is a stopover.”

“Where?”

“Denver.”

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Someday is not a day of the week.

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You Know You’re Having a Bad Day When…

  1. Your horn sticks on the freeway behind 32 Hell’s Angels motorcyclists.
  2. You’ve been at work 3 hours before you notice that your fly is open or your blouse unbuttoned.
  3. Your twin sister forgets your birthday.
  4. Your birthday cake collapses from weight of the candles.

5  When the doctor tells you are in fine health for someone twice your age.

  1. It costs more to fill up your car than it did to buy it.
  2. Everyone avoids you the morning after the company office party.
  3. Your income tax refund check bounces.
  4. The bird singing outside your window is a vulture.
  5. People think that you’re 40 and you’re only 25.
  6. Your blind date turns out to be your ex-wife/husband.
  7. You put both contacts into the same eye.
  8. Your mother approves of the person you’re dating.
  9. Your doctor tells you that you’re allergic to chocolate.
  10. You have to borrow from your Visa card to pay your Mastercard.

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“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”

Carl Sagan

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An old man and a young boy were traveling through their village with their donkey. The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding.  The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.

Later, they passed some people that remarked, “What a shame, he makes that little boy walk.” They then decided they both would walk.

Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride. So, they both rode the donkey.

Now they passed some people that shamed them by saying “how awful to put such a load on the poor donkey.” The boy and man said they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey.”

As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and drowned. The moral of the story: If you try to please everyone, you might as well kiss your ass good-bye.

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One half of all the troubles in the world can be traced to saying, “YES” too quickly and not saying, “NO” soon enough.

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In a country home that seldom had guests, the young son was eager to help his mother after his father appeared with two dinner guests from the office. When the dinner was nearly over, the boy went to the kitchen and proudly carried in the first piece of apple pie, giving it to his father, who passed it to a guest. The boy came in with a second piece of pie and again watched his father give it to a guest. This was too much for the boy, who said, “It’s no use, Dad. The pieces are all the same size.”

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“Don’t just show kindness in passing or to be courteous. Show it in depth, show it with passion, and expect nothing in return. Kindness is not just about being nice; it’s about recognizing another human being who deserves care and respect.”

Colin Powell

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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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