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Ray’s Daily

January 12, 2022

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Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life

Wayne Dyer

I was in conversation with a few of my senior resident friends the other day where we discussed how we defined success as we age. Most of the results seemed non-traditionl in so far as they defined success it was not for acquiring material things or external recognition. These good people expressed the importance of their relationship with others and thier never ending investments in themselves as being most meaningful.

The conversations reminded me of the following piece that was sent to me by the Chernoffs.

5 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning

1. There’s been progress in 2021. You’re not the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. You’re always growing. Experiences don’t stop. That’s life. And the very experiences that seem so hard when you’re going through them are often the ones you’ll look back on with gratitude for how far you’ve come.

2. You can’t calm the storm and it’s not worth trying. What you can do is calm yourself, and the storm will pass. Truly, the most powerful changes happen in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over, instead of craving control over everything you don’t.

3. What you pay attention to grows. Stop managing your time, start managing your focus. Practice focusing on what matters, and letting go of what does not.

4. Breathe deep in this moment, reset, and reflect. Remind yourself that the first step to inner peace is letting go of what you assume your journey is supposed to be like right now, and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is.

5. You won’t always be a priority to others, and that’s why you have to be a priority to yourself. Learn to respect yourself, take care of yourself, and become a solid part of your own support system. Your needs matter. Start meeting them. Don’t wait on others to choose you. Choose yourself today, and into 2022!

The bottom line is, despite the real world challenges you face, the biggest and most complex obstacle you will ever have to personally overcome is your own mind. In other words, you aren’t responsible for everything that happens to you in life, but you ARE responsible for undoing the self-defeating thinking patterns that these undesirable experiences create.

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If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

Jim Rohn

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Recently in Traffic Court a man who received an expensive parking ticket testified that a uniformed Policeman had given his OK for the man to park there. The Judge asked the man if he would recognize the Officer if he ever saw him again, and the man replied that he would.

The Judge then said, “Good.  When you see the Officer again, tell him he owes you $57. Next…”

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I love giving homemade gifts. Which of my children would you like?

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The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The Mexicans east a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of fatty food and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

Conclusion:  Eat, drink and be merry.  Speaking English is what kills

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Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

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The Founding Fathers were sitting around a table sometime in 1776, working on the constitution. It had been a long day.

Father1:  Whew! It’s getting rather warm in here, isn’t it?

Father2:  Shall I open the window?

Father1:  No, that’s alright. I’ll just take off my jacket, and roll up my sleeves.

Father2:  Hey, that’s a good idea. Why don’t we include that in the constitution?

Father1:  What? That we’re allowed to take our jackets off and roll up our sleeves while at work?

Father2:  Yeah, but that doesn’t sound very smooth. How about “Everyone shall have the right to bare arms?”

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She said: If the shoe fits……buy a pair in every color.

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He said, as a high school football coach, I’m aware that student athletes tend to focus too much on sports.  Bob, a fellow coach, was talking about one such player, who called him at home one night. When his wife informed the kid that Bob wasn’t home, he became frantic and said he had to speak to the coach right away.

“Just calm down, and I’ll have him call you as soon as he gets home,” the coach’s wife told him.  “What’s your number?”

The flustered kid replied, “Three.”

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What is a success? To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; that is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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