May 14, 2021
Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
I was thinking about how I have often misjudged folks. I have sometimes been trapped by an erroneous first imprsion. As I learned more I often found people I met were kind, interesting and worthy. In fact some of the best people I know could easily have been passed over if I had been misled by sterotype or prejudice. I am glad I have learned how rewarding taking the time to know others can be.
Here is a story I found on the internet that reminded my to avoid conclusion jumping.
Don’t Be So Quick To Judge
I just thought I would share with y’all something that happened to me one day when I was driving home from work.
There was a guy riding his Harley Davidson behind me. I didn’t think anything of it until I turned off the highway to head toward home and he turned off too. Then I turned into another street and he followed me again.
I was starting to feel a bit nervous especially when I turned into my own street and he followed me there too. I pulled into my driveway and he pulled up on the street in front of my house. I was feeling quite scared by then.
He was all dressed up in his bike gear and I wondered what was going on. He came up to me and said my indicator wasn’t working and he was concerned for me and wanted to make sure I got to my destination ok and knew about the problem so I could get them fixed.
I thanked him for his kindness and he got back on his bike and drive off. I learnt an important lesson that day not to be so quick to judge people.
He might have looked tough but he had a heart of gold.
Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
The farm had been mortgaged, and gladly, to give daughter a college education. Now, driving home from the station after meeting her at the train, farmer Johnson was greatly disturbed when his daughter whispered, “I have a confession to make, Paw – I ain’t a virgin no more.” The old man shook his head sadly. “After all the sacrifices your Maw and I made to give you a good education, you still say ain’t!”
There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.
Sister Mary Rose McGeady
Our new office computer system was down as much as it was working. My co-worker Cathy decided to stay late one evening to catch up on the work that had accumulated. On her way home, a police officer stopped her for speeding. “What a perfect end to an awful day!” she exclaimed. “Our computer is up, then down — up, then down. I stay late to catch up, and now this!”
The officer was unaffected by Cathy’s griping and he went to his car to prepare a citation. After what seemed an eternity, he returned with her license and registration. As he handed them to her, he smiled and said, “Our computer is down.”
I grew up in a large family. The only way my parents could afford to feed us all was to start a game of hide-and-seek right before dinner.
A housewife with three small children was getting dinner ready, when the telephone rang. The six-year-old picked it up, and said, “Hi, Daddy!”, and began telling him about her day.
She then passed the phone to her brother and sister, as was the custom whenever Daddy called from work. When it was finally the wife’s turn to talk, she took the receiver, and said, “Hi, Hon.”
“Thank goodness, Lady,” the voice on the other end replied. “I just called to tell you that the wallpaper you ordered has arrived!”
He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
Jill went to a “Dude Ranch”. The cowboy preparing the horses asked if Jill wanted a Western or English saddle, and she asked what the difference was. When he told her one had a horn and one didn’t, Jill replied, “The one without the horn is fine. I don’t expect we’ll run into too much traffic.”
We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
Omar N. Bradley
A Polish gentleman went to the ophthalmologist who showed him a card, with the letters C Z W X N Q S T A C Z printed on it.
“Can you read this?” he asked
“Read it?” The gentleman replied, “I know the guy!”
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing is to supply light and not heat.
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