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Yes They Do

Ray’s Daily

February 16, 2022


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

The words we speak are not as significant as what we do. The folks I respect the most are those whose behaviors have a positive impact on others.

Too many of us forget that we are role models for others, this is especially true for those of us with children and grandchildren. In their eyes what we do is of greater importance than what we say. Here is an offering that says it all.

When you thought I wasn’t looking

A message every adult should read, because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make my favourite cake for me and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don’t.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn’t feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it’s alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I learned most of life’s lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, ‘Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn’t looking.’

Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher or friend) influence the life of a child. How will you touch the life of someone today?

Written by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan


“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.

Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother.

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.  

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.  

Grandparents are similar to a piece of string – handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.  

Grandmothers are just antique little girls.  

It’s amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one.  

A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.  

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.  

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.  


A conscience does not prevent sin. It only prevents you from enjoying it.


The moon shown silver on the waters of the lake, and the waves that were beating on the shore were hardly equal in intensity to the waves of passion nearby. One ardent couple paused long enough for the young man to whisper, “Darling am I the first man to make love to you?”

Her tone upon answering was slightly more than irritable. “Of course you are!” she said. “And the best too.”


You have to be careful about being too careful.

Beryl Pfizer


The bride came down the aisle and when she reached the altar, the groom was standing there with his golf bag and clubs at his side.

She said, “What are your golf clubs doing here?”

He looked her right in the eye and said, “This isn’t going to take all day, is it?”


It is terrible to grow old alone – my wife has not had a birthday in ten years.


A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night. It was her turn. She rolled the dice and she landed on “Science & Nature.” Her question was, “If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?”  

She thought for a time and then asked, “Is it on or off?”  


He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.

Japanese proverb


It was Friday and Lewis and I were headed out to lunch.

“Hey, do you have change for a hundred dollar bill”? I asked as we drove to the restaurant.

“I think I do,” he said pulling a wad of bills out of his pocket. “Here,” he said handing me five twenties.

“Great, thanks,” I said pocketing the money. “I’ll give you the hundred on Monday.”


You can’t be afraid of stepping on toes if you want to go dancing.

Lewis Freedman


There are three reasons for being a conservationist.

You will help prevent the destruction of the world as you know it.

You will save hundreds of endangered species from extermination. 


You will finally have a reason NOT to buy your wife a fur coat.


She said: Now that I’ve remarried, I’ve discovered my first husband was not the dumbest man in the world after all.


This could happen to you: I was barely sitting down when I heard a voice from the other bathroom stall saying, “Hi, how are you?” I’m not the type to start a conversation in the restroom, but I don’t know what got into me, so I answered, somewhat embarrassed, “Doin’ just fine!”

And the other person said, “So, what are you up to?” What kind of question is that? At this point, I was thinking this was too bizarre, so I said, “Uhhh, I’m like you, just traveling!”

At this point I was just trying to get out as fast as I could, when I heard another question. “Can I come over?” Okay, this question was just too weird for me, but I figured I could just be polite and end the conversation. I told the person, “No… I’m a little busy right now!!!”

Then I heard the person say nervously, “Listen, I’ll have to call you back. There’s an idiot in the other stall who keeps answering all my questions!”


“I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me.”

Harland Sanders


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

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