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Good Day’s Ahead

Ray’s Daily

July 7, 2020

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

Edith Wharton

Tomorrow

In these days of social distancing and even isolation it is easy to realize how much we need each other. I am fortunate that even during the lock down I have me wife and children who provide me human companionship, something we all need.

Soon there will be more opportunity to regain old friendships and even to make new ones. I plan on continuing to stay positive and to not poison relationships with complaints and negativism. Like the article say’s below, we can make a new ending, it will be the result of how we chose to live. Let’s make it a good one

A New Ending

No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

There isn’t promise of days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but can promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don’t stay on the bumps too long. Move on! When you feel down because you didn’t get what you want, just sit tight, and be happy.

There’s a purpose to life’s events, to teach you how to laugh more or not to cry too hard. You can’t make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved, and the rest is up to the person to realize your worth. It’s better to lose your pride to the one you love, than to lose the one you love because of pride. We spend too much time looking for the right person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead we should be perfecting the love we give.

Never abandon an old friend. You will never find one who can take his place. Friendship is like wine, it gets better as it grows older.

Author Unknown

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“I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.”

Harvey Mackay

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There are two polite people having dinner together. On the table there is a dish with one big piece of fish and one small piece of fish.

They politely say to each other: “You may choose first.”

“No, you may choose first.”

And this goes on for a while.

Then the first person says: “OK, I’ll take first.”

And he takes the BIG piece of fish.

The second person: “Why did you take the big piece? That’s not polite!”

The first person says: “Which piece would *you* have taken?”

The second person replies: “Why, I would have taken the SMALL piece, of course.”

The first person says: “Well, that’s what you have now!”

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The beaten path is the safest, but the traffic’s terrible.

Jeff Taylor

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The class was studying state capitals. The teacher asked one of her pupils, “What’s the nation’s capital?”

Little Johnny replied, “Washington DC”

She then asked, “What does the ‘DC’ stand for?”

Little Johnny added, “Oh, I know that!  Dot com.”

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Why does mineral water that ‘has trickled through mountains for centuries have a ‘use by’ date?

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How To Tell If You’re In New York……..

Your doorman is Russian, your grocer is Korean, your deli man is Israeli, your building super is Italian, your laundry guy is Chinese, your favorite bartender is Irish, your favorite diner owner is Greek, the watch seller on your corner is Senegalese, your last cabbie was Pakistani, your newsstand guy is Indian, and your favorite falafel guy is Egyptian.

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What do people in China call their good plates?

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Ten Things a Mom Doesn’t Want to Hear

  1. I swallowed a goldfish.
  2. Your lipstick works better than crayons.
  3. Does grape juice leave a stain?
  4. The principal called…
  5. But DAD says that word all the time.
  6. What’s it cost to fix a window?
  7. Has anyone seen my earthworms?
  8. I painted your shoes pretty, huh Mommy?
  9. The dog doesn’t like dressing up in your clothes.
  10. I’m moving out.

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Alcohol and calculus don’t mix. Never drink and derive.

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An Arab diplomat visiting the US for the first time was being wined and dined by the State Department.

The Grand Emir was unused to the salt in American foods (French fries, cheeses, salami, anchovies, etc.) and was constantly sending his manservant, Abdul, to fetch him a glass of water.

Time and again, Abdul would scamper off and return with a glass of water, but then came the time when he returned empty-handed.

“Abdul, you son of an ugly camel, where is my water?” demanded the Grand Emir.

“A thousand pardons, O Illustrious One,” stammered the wretched Abdul, “but a man is sitting on the well.”

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The greatest discovery is that a person can change their future by merely changing their attitude.

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Myron Cohen said his mother was very resourceful.  For instance, he recalled that when their table cloth became frayed she would cut it up into smaller pieces and make napkins.  When they became frayed she cut them up into handkerchiefs.  And when they became frayed, she sewed them all together and made another tablecloth.

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There is not a shred of evidence exists that life is serious.

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Engineering classes at the University of Maryland are tough and struggling students sometimes go to extremes in order to pass. Grading exams one semester, I got to this question: “What is the relationship between kinetic and potential energy?”

One student, obviously stumped, decided to get clever and wrote, “As far as I know, they’re just friends, but there could be something else going on there.”

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“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more”

Tony Robbins

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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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