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Ray’s Daily

June 17, 2020

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“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

Edith Wharton

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While things are better I still have limited use of my right hand. So we will again return to yesteryear.

 Ray’s Daily first published on June 17, 2008

This morning I was talking to a friend about the surprisingly good people we have met when we least expected it. Few of us are free from stereotypical beliefs that often make us uncomfortable when we are with strangers who are not like us. As my friend and I talked we shared how fortunate we both have been in meeting people from all walks of life in our volunteer efforts and how glad we were to have found wonderful new friends. We ended our conversation agreeing that we get back what we give and that offering our friendship resulted in others becoming our friend. The following extracted from Happiness NOW by Robert Holden can open your world to more than you ever expected and if you are lucky you’ll pick up some wonderful new friends along the way.

Did anyone tell you when you were growing up, you can be what you want? Hopefully, if you were fortunate, there was at least one person in your life who encouraged you to dream, to dare and to be? The words, you can be what you want, sound so positive, hopeful and affirming. They are also a statement of truth, for they illustrate a very important principle of being. This principle is outlined in a poem of affirmation I wrote called “You Can Be What You Want!”. It reads,

 

If you would want love, be loving.

If you would want care, be caring.

You can be what you want.

 

If you would want joy, be joyful.

If you would want peace, be peaceful.

You can be what you want.

 

If you would want happiness, be happy.

If you would want kindness, be kindly.

You can be what you want.

 

If you would want forgiveness, be forgiving.

If you would want acceptance, be accepting.

You can be what you want.

 

Being is proactive. It is literally being what you want. It is also about being first, e.g. if you want honesty, be honest first; if you want loyalty, be loyal first; if you want trust, be trusting first; if you want enthusiasm, be enthusiastic first; if you want courage, be courageous first; if you want inspiration, be a Light first! Be what you want, and stick to it! Your courage will be rewarded.

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Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

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A golfer enters a tournament and is assigned a caddie. On the first day, the golfer duffs a couple of key shots and does quite bad. He tries to act undisturbed about it and plays the second day, which is even worse.

So he plays the third day and totally messes up every shot and has a terrible game.

So on the last day of the tournament, he goes out and tries really hard, but he just did worse and worse, so at the end of the round, swearing violently and very frustrated, he shouts to his caddie, who has been quiet all week-end, and says, “You’ve got to be the worst caddie alive!!”

The caddie thinks about this, shrugs, and replies, “Nah, that’d be too much of a coincidence!”

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Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.

Maurice Setter

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When I managed a chemical plant, I instituted a rule that there would be no playing games on our computers. So I wouldn’t be a hypocrite, I had an information technologist get rid of the games on my laptop. Therefore I was surprised to find my grandson playing solitaire on it one weekend. I asked if he had loaded the game…

“No,” he answered, “it was already there. It was just hidden – taken off the main menu.”

On Monday I chided our information technologist for not getting rid of the game. “But,” he explained, “I thought I just had to keep it away from *you* – not from a nine-year-old!”

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It seems like every time I open my eyes, it’s today.

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How to check the weather.

Get a rock from somewhere, and place it somewhere like in your yard or something!

That’s all you have to do, and your ready for forecasting!!!!!

If you don’t want to use a rock, you can use a horse, works just as well!!!

If it’s dry ——Weather’s Clear

If it’s wet —–It’s Raining

If its white —It’s Snowing

If it’s gone —Tornado

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Today we’re going to play the role of sane people.

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Over dinner, Jill said to John, “I met this horrible and rude man downtown this morning and right away, I knew he was a troublemaker. He started to insult me, he used really bad language and he even threatened me!”

“How did you meet this fellow?” John asked, very concerned.

Jill said, “Well, we met by accident. I hit him with the car.”

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“Many wise words are spoken in jest, but they don’t compare with the number of stupid words spoken in earnest.”

Sam Levenson

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A strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen.

After several minutes, the older worker had had enough. “Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is,” he said. “I will bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won’t be able to wheel back.”

“You’re on, old man,” the braggart replied. “Let’s see what you got.” The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, “All right, Get in.”

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Don’t call me irrational, it drives me crazy!

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Our crew at an ambulance company works 24 hour shifts. The sleeping quarters consist of a large room with several single beds, so we get to know one another’s habits, like who snores or talks in his sleep. While I was having my teeth examined by a dentist one day, he noticed that some of my teeth were chipped.

“It looks like you clench your jaw at night,” he said.

“No way,” I blurted without thinking. “No one has ever said I grind my teeth and I sleep with a lot of people!”

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You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.

O. A. Battist

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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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