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A Daily From Yesteryear

Ray’s Daily

July 16, 2021

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“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

Ray’s Daily first published on July 16, 2007

 Before I get on with the daily I need to clarify my health situation. Apparently I made it sound worse than it probably is. The Atrial Fibrillation that I am experiencing is not life threatening only debilitating. When I have a severe bout I can’t drive and need to rest, that’s all. I only delayed my Cardiac appointments one week, I did so in hopes that I would be able meet a previous obligation, and there is a good chance that I will be able to do so. The original health appointments would have prevented me from volunteering two out of the three days I am committed to work.

With a Pacemaker and two heart ablations I no longer have A-Fib

Ray

As you know an ill wind often brings some good. In my case my health message resulted in e-mail from some of you for the first time in awhile and that was good.

 My old friend Vince sent this to me sometime ago, I have been saving it and now is a good time to see it again.

The most destructive habit…………………………Worry

The greatest Joy………………………………………Giving

The greatest loss………………….Loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work………………..Helping others

The ugliest personality trait………………..Selfishness

The most endangered species……..Dedicated leaders

Our greatest natural resource………………..Our youth

The greatest “shot in the arm”………..Encouragement

The greatest problem to overcome………………….Fear

The most effective sleeping pill………Peace of mind

The most crippling failure disease…………….Excuses

The most powerful force in life……………………..Love

The most dangerous pariah………………….A gossiper

The world’s most incredible computer…….The brain

The worst thing to be without……………………. Hope

The deadliest weapon………………………..The tongue

The two most power-filled words……………..”I Can”

The greatest asset…………………………………..Faith

The most worthless emotion………………….Self-pity

The most beautiful attire…………………………..SMILE!

The most prized possession………………….. Integrity

The most powerful channel of communication…….Prayer

The most contagious spirit………………..Enthusiasm

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We are all something, but none of us are everything.

Blaise Pascal

~~~

He said: Recently launched into the “real world” and shocked by the expenses that came with it, my brother was complaining about the high cost of auto insurance.  

“If you got married,” teased my dad, “the premium would be much lower.”  

My brother smiled and said, “Dad, that would be like buying an airline just to get free peanuts.”  

~~~

I planted some bird seed…A bird came up…Now I don’t know what to feed it.

~~~

“Did you hear about Dr. Jones fighting with his girlfriend?”  

“No, I didn’t”  

“They got to yelling at one another, and he told her she was a lousy kisser.”  

“Oh-oh. What did she do then?”  

“She decided to get a second opinion.”

~~~

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.

Michael Jordan

~~~

An Irish woman goes to her solicitor to ask about getting a divorce.  

The solicitor asks, “Does he beat you?”  

“No, sorr.”  

“Does he keep you short of money?”  

“No, sorr.”  

“Is he a perpetual drunkard?”  

“No, sorr.”  

“Is he unfaithful to you?”  

“Ah, we’ve got him there, sorr. He was not the father of me last child.”  

~~~

Age is all imagination. Ignore years and they’ll ignore you.

Ella Wheeler-Wilcox

~~~

Oscar drove his brand new Mercedes to his favorite sporting goods store. He parked it outside and went in to do a little perusing with Jan, his regular saleswoman. Jan was a pretty blonde, and as Oscar walked into the store, she happily greeted him. But he wanted to look around alone before requiring her help, so she let him do his thing.

Five minutes later, Jan came running up to him yelling, “Oscar! Oscar! I just saw someone driving off with your new Mercedes!”

“Dear God! Did you try to stop him?”

“No,” she said, “I did better than that! I got the license plate number!”

~~~

Protons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.

~~~

Mary:  “Has your husband lived up to all the things he said before you were married?”

Nancy: “No, He’s only lived up to one of them.”

Mary: “Which one was that?”

Nancy: “He said he wasn’t good enough for me.”

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The world is good-natured to people who are good-natured.

William Makepeace Thackeray

~~~

Ol’ Fred had been a faithful Christian and was in the hospital, near death.

The family called their pastor to stand with them. As the pastor stood next to the bed, Ol’ Fred’s condition appeared to deteriorate and he motioned frantically for something to write on.

The pastor lovingly handed him a pen and a piece of paper, and Ol’ Fred used his last bit of energy to scribble a note, then he died.

The pastor thought it best not to look at the note at that time, so he placed it in his jacket pocket.

At the funeral, as he was finishing the message, he realized that he was wearing the same jacket that he was wearing when Ol’ Fred died.

He said, “You know, Ol’ Fred handed me a note just before he died. I haven’t looked at it, but knowing Fred, I’m sure there’s a word of inspiration there for us all.”

He opened the note, and read, “Pastor, you’re standing on my oxygen tube!”

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There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Andrew Holmes

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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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