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Make your day great

Ray’s Daily

September 29, 2021


“A great attitude is like a perfect cup of coffee – don’t start your day without it.”

We all benefit from having good days in spite of the negativism that so often surronds us. It is too bad that so many settle for dark days when it is within their power to turn them into great days. Sometimes all it takes is a few steps on our part to turn our days for the better.

I made slight edits on the following article that has tips to help brighten our days.

7 Ways to Have a Great Day


1. Listen to or read something that inspires you. – Rather than distract yourself with news or “entertainment” that only adds to your stress, fill your quieter moments with music, books, and TED-like talks that are uplifting and help you aspire to be your best.

2. Make your body stronger and more resilient. – When it comes to physical condition, there’s no such thing as staying in the same place. Take time each day to exercise and eat well–at least enough so you’re headed in the right direction!

3. Review and hone your plans for the future. – You’ll make better decisions and be more satisfied with your results if you know that most of what you’re doing fits into your long-term plans and goals.

4. Do at least one thing that’s worthwhile. – Hopefully your day-to-day work is a worthwhile endeavor, but if you’re stuck in a holding pattern of busywork (it happens to all of us), make the extra effort to find something to do that makes a difference and improves the world.

5. Help somebody less fortunate. – Self-centered people are always unhappy because they’re shoveling all their energy into the bottomless pit of their egos. The best and easiest way to get over yourself is to do something for somebody who needs your help. Do it anonymously, if possible.

6. Spend 20 seconds appreciating what you have. – If you don’t stop and feel grateful, I guarantee that you won’t enjoy yourself when you get wherever you’re headed.

7. Record at least one good memory. – At the end of the day, take out your journal, smartphone, or tablet and write down at least one positive memory about that day.


“We don’t “have” a great day, we “make it” a great day!”

Frosty Westering


Boy is this true or what? We cleaned and picked up yesterday, they are coming this morning..

The featured guest on a local radio talk show was a woman who owned a home-cleaning service. After she described what her clients could expect, the program’s telephone lines were opened to the audience. The first caller struck to the heart of every woman who had ever contemplated employing such a service. Her question: “How much cleaning do I have to do before your people come?”


TEACHER: I hope I didn’t see you looking at Don’s paper.

JOHN: I hope you didn’t either.


A teenager was always asking his father if he could borrow the family car. Pushed to the limit, the father asked his son why he thought “The Almighty” had given him two feet.  Without hesitation, the son replied, “That’s easy, one for the brake and one for the accelerator.”


A boss tells his new employee, “I’ll give you 18 bucks an hour starting today and in three months, I’ll raise it to 20 bucks an hour. So when would you like to start?”

The employee replies, “How’s 3 months from now?”


First a person should put his house together, then his town, then the world.

Rabbi Israel Salanter



Said: “Appointment”  – Meant: “An opportunity to wait until the doctor feels like seeing you.”

Said: “A few more minutes.”  – Meant: “You have time to read the entire National Geographic.”

Said: “Cutting edge procedure”  – Meant: “Your insurance won’t cover it.”

Said: “Discomfort”  – Meant: “Pain”

Said: “Procedure”  – Meant: “Surgery”

Said: “Fairly Routine Procedure”  – Meant: “Major Surgery”

Said: “Routine Procedure”  – Meant: “Something experimental and dangerous.”

Said: “Latest medical research”  – Meant: “This week’s guess.”

When they say, “We did all that we could under the circumstances with the knowledge that we had at the time,” what they really mean is, “We blew it”.


I’d rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate.

George Burns


A famous professor of surgery died and went to heaven. At the pearly gates he was asked by the gatekeeper, “Have you ever committed a sin you truly regret?”

“Yes,” the professor answered. “When I was a young candidate at the Hospital of Saint Lucas, we played soccer against a team from the Community Hospital, and I scored a goal, which was off-side. But the referee did not see it, and the goal won us the match. I regret that now.”

“Well,” said the gatekeeper. “That is a very minor sin. You may enter.”

“Thank you very much, Saint Peter,” the professor answered.

“You’re welcome, but I am not Saint Peter,” said the gatekeeper. “He is having his lunch break. I am Saint Lucas.”


“The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.”

Sam Levenson


I come from a large family, five sisters and three brothers.

My sisters and I were looking through the family photo album one day. Picture after picture, we were all dressed in matching clothes. I asked my mother why she dressed us all alike, right down to the baby.

She explained, “When we had just four children, I dressed you alike so we wouldn’t lose any of you. Then,” she added, looking at the pictures in the album, “When the other four came along, I started dressing you alike so we won’t pick up any that don’t belong to us.”


“If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.”

Johnny Carson


Two trucks loaded with a thousand copies of Roget’s Thesaurus collided as they left a New York publishing house last Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

Witnesses were stunned, startled, aghast, taken aback, stupefied….


If at first you don’t succeed you are running about average.


A passenger train is creeping along, slowly. Finally it creaks to a halt. A passenger sees a conductor walking by outside. “What’s going on?” she yells out the window. “Cow on the track!” replies the conductor. Ten minutes later, the train resumes its slow pace. Within five minutes, however, it stops again. The woman sees the same conductor walk again. She leans out the window and yells, “What happened? Did we catch up with the cow again?”


“I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. The always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”

Ellen DeGeneres


“Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!’.”

Lindsay Lohan


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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