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We Need Each Other

Ray’s Daily

July 2, 2021


We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.

Maya Angelou

What keeps me going as much as anything else is my fellow residents where I now live. As we age we learn what a blessing it is to have caring friends. We truly need each other and I hope I am as good for them as they are for me.

I may be old and somewhat withered but I think of myself as being like the tree in tgis story.


Lonely tree was growing among hot sands of dead desert. Prickly sands covered the Wood. The Sun mercilessly burned its bark. But the Tree kept on living in spite of all.

One day a Hawk flew over the desert. The Hawk saw the Tree and sat on its branch. He looked around the desert and said:

— You are a strange Tree, why do you keep on living among these dead hot sands? Who needs it?

— You, — the Tree answered.

— Me? — the Hawk was surprised. — I don‘t need you.

— But if not me, — the Tree told, — you would have to sit on the hot sand instead of my branches. If not me, someone, seeing you sitting on the tree alone, would say that nobody needs you, too and would ask you what you live for. Sitting on my branches you, Hawk, think that I need you. The Hawk thought about it and had to agree with the Tree. If there was no Tree, the hawk would feel himself alone and useless among this vast desert.


We all need each other.

Leo Buscaglia


22 Easy Steps to Gooder Grammar

1. Don’t abbrev.

2. Check to see if you any words out.

3. Be carefully to use adjectives and adverbs correct.

4. About sentence fragments.

5. When dangling, don’t use participles.

6. Don’t use no double negatives.

7. Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.

8. Just between You and i, case is important.

9. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.

10. Don’t use commas, that aren’t necessary.

11. Its important to use apostrophe’s right.

12. It’s better not to unnecessarily split an infinitive.

13. Never leave a transitive verb just lay there without an object.

14. Only Proper Nouns should be capitalized.

15. a sentence should begin with a capital and end with a period

16. Use hyphens in compound-words, not just in any two-word phrase.

17. In letters compositions reports and things like that we use commas to keep a string of items apart.

18. Watch out for irregular verbs which have creeped into our language.

19. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.

20. Avoid unnecessary redundancy.

21. A writer mustn’t shift your point of view.

22. Don’t write a run-on sentence you’ve got to punctuate it.

24. A preposition isn’t a good thing to end a sentence with.

25. Avoid clichés like the plague


It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

Agatha Christie


At the company water cooler, I bragged about my children’s world travels: one son was teaching in Bolivia, another was working in southern Italy, and my daughter was completing a year-long research project in India.  One co-worker’s quip, however, stopped me short.  “What is it about you,” he asked, “that makes your kids want to get so far away?”


Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.


Real Signs in Shop Windows

  • Signs In a clothing store: “Wonderful bargains for men with 16 and 17 necks.”  
  • In the window of an Oregon general store: “Why go elsewhere to be cheated, when you can come here?”  
  • In a Pennsylvania cemetery: “Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves.”  
  • On a Tennessee highway: “Take notice: when this sign is under water, this road is impassable.”  
  • On a Maine shop: “Our motto is to give our customers the lowest possible prices and workmanship.”  
  • On a delicatessen wall: “Our best is none too good.”  


“An atheist is a guy who watches a Notre Dame-SMU football game and doesn’t care who wins.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower


Writer:   What do you think of my joke book?  Give me your honest opinion.

Editor:  It isn’t worth anything.

Writer:  I know, but give it to me anyway.


I was so ugly when I was born, the doctor slapped my mother.

Henny Youngman


Our greatest good, and what we least can spare, is hope.

John Armstrong


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@comcast.net. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are hundreds of  readers from around the world.


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