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We will be OK

Ray’s Daily

November 23, 2020

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For every single dark night there is a brighter day.

Tupac Shakur

Things are not getting better. The Covid pandemic continues to infect record numbers of folks with a staggering amount of deaths, and the predictions for the days ahead are dire. Too many of us do not do much to protect ourselves from infection which makes things worse. In my case I chose to protect myself and others by mask wearing and only venturing out for doctor appointments. Our city has restricted visitors to senior faciliries like mine so I only briefly encounter fellow residents.

It would be easy for us to let the current situation get us down. I know if I start down that path it will result in nothing but regret and unhappiness. I prefer to make the best of my days. I have found that if I expect I will be unhappy, I will be, but if I expect my days to be well they will, While I am isolated from my wife I talk to her a couple of times a day. While I don’t venture out, my I do spend hours reading, and my many TV options provide me news and entertainment. So I am grateful for being safe and virus free and look forward to better days ahead.

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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Are you looking for answers, to questions under the stars? If along the way you are growing weary, You can rest with me until a brighter day It’s okay

Dave Matthews

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She said: One evening, two girlfriends and I went to a nightclub, only to find the place packed with young people. At 50, we felt old, but before we could make a dignified exit, a tall, handsome man approached us.

“Perhaps we were being a little hasty in leaving,” I thought.

Then with a big smile, the man extended his hand to one of my friends and said, “Hello. Remember me? You taught me in third grade.”

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Happiness sometimes comes through doors you didn’t even know you left open.

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Things You Wish You Were Told

Try to gain a few pounds.

You’re flossing too much.

It was only a loose wire; there’s no charge.

You can retire right now.

I think you need a smaller size, Ma’am.

Let’s go to lunch.  I’ll treat.

I found this hundred-dollar bill right at your feet. It must be yours.

No, Sir, I’m not a telemarketer.  I’m with the prize division, and you’ve just won a new car.

No, I don’t think we should get married.  In fact, let’s keep separate residences.  I’ll pay all the bills for both of them.

No, Honey, you control the remote tonight.  It’s too big a burden on me.

I’m with the IRS.  We found an error on your return. It seems we owe you a lot of money.

No, your check didn’t bounce.  In fact, you have plenty of money in your account.

I know we just met, but would you consider going to the Bahamas with me for two weeks?

You’ve lost weight!

Your house sold for twice what you thought it would!

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We cannot adjust the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails.

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I was listening to a lady who called a radio pastor.  The pastor was a wise, grandfatherly gentleman who has that calm reassuring voice that can melt all fear.  The lady, who was obviously crying, said, “Pastor, I was born blind, and I’ve been blind all my life.  I don’t mind being blind but I have some well meaning friends who tell me that if I had more faith I could be healed.”

The pastor asked her, “Tell me, do you carry one of those white canes?”

“Yes I do,” she replied.

“Then the next time someone says that hit them over the head with the cane,” He said.  “Then tell them ‘If you had more faith that wouldn’t hurt!'”

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One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.

Chinese Proverb

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Bill received a bill from the hospital for his recent surgery, and was astonished to see a $900 charge for the anesthesiologist. He called his office to demand an explanation.

“Is this some kind of mistake?” he asked when he got the doctor on the phone.

“No, not at all,” the doctor said calmly.

“Well,” said Bill, “That’s awfully costly for just knocking someone out!”

“Not at all,” replied the doctor.

I knock you out for free. The $900 is for bringing you back around.”

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Law of the Telephone: When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

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His mom got mad at his dad the other day and went shopping to relieve her irritation.  When she returned home she informed him that she had purchased ten new dresses.

“Ten!” he hollered, “What could any woman want with ten new dresses??”

She calmly replied, “Ten new pairs of shoes.”

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Why do men’s hearts beat quicker, go weak in the knees, get dry throats and think irrationally when a woman wears leather clothing?

BECAUSE SHE SMELLS LIKE A NEW TRUCK!

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One should remember that calling 911 is sometimes a public service, done for the benefit of others.

One elderly male called 911 and reported, “There’s a woman over here doing some yard work in one of those thong bikinis.”

“Sir,” said an exasperated dispatcher, “911 is an emergency number. What do you expect the police to do about a woman in a thong bikini?”

“Nothing,” the guy said, “Just thought you fellows would like to know.”

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Our greatest strength isn’t our ability to imagine brighter days ahead, it is that we are empowered-in every present moment-to effortlessly dismiss any dark thought or feeling that, left unattended, diminishes our happiness.

Guy Finley

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than twenty years to people who want to start their day on an upbeat. If you have system overload because of our daily clutter, let me know and I will send you the information via mental telepathy. If you have not been getting our daily you can request to be added by e-mailing me at raykiwsp@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

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