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Keep Going

Ray’s Daily

August 5, 2021


Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

We are back wearing masks outside of our apartments. The latest Covid restrictions again may limit our activities. I get concerned that som folks will just hunker down and discontinue their activities.

In my mind we just need to keep going as we overcome the limits placed on our activities. The worse thing we can do for ourselves is restricting our actions to the point we miss the good things going on.

The best people I know always persevere, they just kee[ going. I like the reminder offered in the following stoary.

Colonel Sanders has one of the most motivational success stories

Earning his place on this best motivational stories list is KFC’s Colonel Harland Sanders.

Sanders worked a number of jobs, such as a steam engine stoker, filling station operator and an insurance salesman, but it wasn’t until his time running his restaurant in Kentucky that he made what would make him famous. While there, he developed his secret recipe and method of cooking chicken.

Sanders proceeded to go around USA trying to sell his chicken recipe to restaurants. His idea was to give them the recipe for free and then take a percentage on each chicken dish sold.

Colonel Sanders was rejected 1009 times before he got his first “yes”.

Colonel Sanders proves that sometimes you just need to keep going if you want to be successful.


Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison



  • If it was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called labor!
  • Shouting to make your children obey is like using the horn to steer your car, and you get about the same results.
  • The smartest advice on raising children is to enjoy them while they are still on your side.
  • Avenge yourself — live long enough to be a problem to your children.
  • The best way to keep kids at home is to give it a loving atmosphere — and hide the keys to the car.
  • Parents:  People who bare infants, bore teenagers, and board newlyweds.
  • Life’s golden age is when the kids are too old to need babysitters and too young to borrow the family car.
  • Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.
  • There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or forbid your children to do it.
  • Oh, to be only half as wonderful as my child thought I was when he was small, and half as stupid as my teenager now thinks I am.

“A new study shows that large doses of Vitamin E do not protect against heart attacks and cancer, and might actually raise the risk of heart failure. The study was published in this month’s Journal of Things that Scientists Told You to Do Last Month That Turned Out to Be Harmful This Month.”

Dennis Miller


She said:

I’d always been apprehensive about joining a chat room for fear I’d do something wrong.  One day after my son, Sean, had gotten off the computer, I logged on to the Internet to play a game.  Suddenly a screen popped up saying, “Your friend is online.”  Apparently Sean had forgotten to sign off, and I took the opportunity to chat with someone I probably knew.  Sean’s friend assumed he was still chatting with Sean, and I was having fun with the situation.  After a few minutes, however, Sean’s friend typed:

“Who is this?”

“Why do you ask that?” I responded.

The reply came across the screen: “Because Sean doesn’t spell that good.”


She said I’m an escaped mom: Don’t tell anyone you saw me.’


There she stood in the line at the post office, a line that wound its way almost out the front door. A fellow customer spoke to the elderly lady waiting to buy some stamps.

“Ma’am, you must be very tired. Did you know there’s a stamp machine over there in the corner?” He pointed to the machine built into the wall.

“Why yes, thank you,” the lady replied, “but I’ll just wait here a little while longer. I’m getting close to the window.”

The customer became insistent.

“But it would be so much easier for you to avoid this long line and buy your stamps from the machine.”

The woman patted him on the arm and answered,

“Oh, I know. But that old machine would never ask me how my grandchildren are doing.”


Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he’ll never move.

Paulo Coelho


During a training cruise, a destroyer was weaving its way through a myriad of islands and small fishing boats.  Although it was a clear day, the radar was in operation to train the reservists.

A report came from the radar room to the bridge, “Target bearing 230 degrees, believe it to be a log.”

Unimpressed by this superb job of radar interpretation, the young Officer of the Deck scanned the water with his powerful glasses.

Perceiving a pair of sea gulls on top of the accurately reported log, he barked, “Radar, this is the bridge.  Regarding your last reported target, there are two sea gulls on that log which you failed to report!”

There was a long silence as the radar antenna was swung about and pointed in the direction of the log.  Then the voice of the chief radarman was heard, “Regarding the last sighting, we have a correction to make, sir. There ARE two sea gulls on that log — one male, the other female!”


“I used to be an airline pilot.  I got fired because I kept locking the keys in the plane.  They caught me on a 20-foot extension ladder with a coat hanger.”

Steven Wright


Mary:  Work is a magic word around our house.

Helen:  What do mean?

Mary:  When I say ‘work’ my husband disappears.


It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.



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

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