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Keep a positive attitude

Ray’s Daily

January 26, 2022

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Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

Robert Schuller

I learned yesterday that they have had another case of the virus in my wife’s special care facility. This means I can not visit her for a while. Now our only contact is via phone. I miss seeing her and sometimes have difficulty reaching her by phone. While I know she is being well taken care of I still worry, but I can’t let my concerns become a problem for her. I have to stay positive and hope for the best.

I got the following from Angel Chernoff recently and find her thoughts to be helpful.

5 Daily Reminders to Help You Let Go and Think Straight

1. If you worry too much about what might be, or what might have been, you will ignore and overlook what is. Remember this. Worrying is a misuse of your incredible creative energy. So do your best to focus mindfully on what’s in front of you today.

2. When you stop focusing on what you can’t control, you have time to change the things you can control. And that changes everything.

3. It’s often our own thinking that holds us back. There’s no reason to imprison yourself. Don’t think outside the box. Think like there is no box. Talk like you are blessed. Walk like you are blessed. Think like you are blessed. Work like you are blessed. And you will be today.

4. The ability to not overreact, or take things too personally, keeps your mind clear, your heart at peace, and you fully composed in otherwise uncontrollable situations. Calmness truly is a human superpower.

5. Distancing yourself a little bit from someone who keeps giving you negative vibes is self-care. Stepping back from situations where you feel unappreciated or disrespected is self-care. Tune in to your inner compass, and choose to honor your feelings and boundaries, respectfully.

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Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Maya Angelou

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A couple from Minneapolis decided to go to Florida for a long weekend to thaw out during one particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years before. Because both had jobs they found it difficult to coordinate their travel schedules, so it was decided that the husband would fly to Florida on a Thursday, and his wife would follow him the next day. Upon arriving as planned, the husband checked into the hotel. In his Room there was a computer so he decided to send his wife an e-mail back in Minneapolis. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her address and sent the e-mail without realizing his error.

In Houston, a widow had just returned from her husband’s funeral. The dearly departed was a minister who had been called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow checked her e-mail, Expecting messages from relatives and friends. Upon reading the first message, she fainted. The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife

Subject: I’ve Arrived

You’re probably surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P. S. Sure is hot down here!

Dick

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Teacher: “Why couldn’t your brother spell ‘Mississippi’ when I asked him this afternoon in class?”

Boy: “Because he didn’t know if you meant the river or the state!”

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In Mississippi, a guy sees a sign in front of a house: “Talking Dog for Sale.” He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a black mutt sitting there.

“You talk?” he asks.

“Yep,” the mutt replies.

“So, what’s your story?”

The mutt looks up and says, “Well, I discovered my gift of talking pretty young and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running. The jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger and I wanted to settle down. So I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings there and was awarded a batch of medals. Had 18 wives, too many puppies to remember, and now I’m just retired.”

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

The owner says, “Ten dollars.”

The guy says, “This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him, so cheap?”

The owner replies, “He’s just a big liar. He didn’t do any of that stuff.”

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A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

Charlotte Bronte

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A new man is brought into Prison Cell 102. Already there is a long-time resident who looks 100 years old. The new man looks at the old-timer inquiringly.

The old-timer says, “Look at me.  I’m old and worn out. You’d never believe that I used to live the life of Riley. I wintered on the Riviera, had a boat, four fine cars, the most beautiful women, and I ate in all the best restaurants of France.”

The new inmate asked, “What happened?”

“One day Riley reported his credit cards missing!”

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Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on the hard days you know better ones are coming.

Author Unknown

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

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