March 10, 2022
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
THICH NHAT HANH
The best thing we can give to our friends and family members during these tough times is our smile. The worse thing we could do would be to appear as if we were so down that we could not even offer them our smile. Trust me a warm smile can work miracles as they spread good cheer. These days we all can use as much warmness as we can find. So my friends while you can not see me I am offering a smile today.
An enriching action
A smile costs nothing, but gives much.
It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that they can get along without it, and none is so poor, that they can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen – for it is something that is of no value to anyone, until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours, as no one needs a smile so much as those who have no more to give.
“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.”
I don’t travel as much as I did when I was working but I still enjoy the travel stories. Here are some of the best airplane passenger cabin announcements.
a.. On a Continental Flight with a very “senior” flight attendant crew, the pilot said, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants.”
b.. After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in Memphis, a flight attendant on a Northwest flight announced, “Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted.”
c.. From a Southwest Airlines employee: “Welcome aboard Southwest Flight 245 to Tampa. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don’t know how to operate one, you probably shouldn’t be out in public unsupervised.”
d.. “Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and, in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments.”
e.. And from the pilot during his welcome message: “Delta Airlines is pleased to have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!”
f.. Heard on Southwest Airlines just after a very hard landing in Salt Lake City: The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, “That was quite a bump, and I know what y’all are thinking. I’m here to tell you it wasn’t the airline’s fault, it wasn’t the pilot’s fault, it wasn’t the flight attendant’s fault. It was the asphalt.”
g.. After a real crusher of a landing in Phoenix, the attendant came on with, “Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Capt. Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we’ll open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal.”
My mind works like lightening. One brilliant flash, and its gone.
The reverent and sometimes irreverent Wendy shares with us why its tough being a man
a.. One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his Sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, “What setting do I use on the washing machine?” “It depends,” I replied. “What does it say on your shirt?” He yelled back, “University of Oklahoma.” And they say blondes are dumb…
b.. A couple is lying in bed.. The man says, “I am going to make you the happiest woman in the world” The woman says, “I’ll miss you…”
c.. “It’s just too hot to wear clothes today,” Jack says as he stepped out of the shower, “honey, what do you think the Neighbors would think if I mowed the lawn like this?” “Probably that I married you for your money,” she replied.
d.. He said – Since I first laid eyes on you, I have wanted to Make love to you really badly. She said – Well, you succeeded.
e.. Q: What do you call an intelligent, good looking, sensitive man? A: A Rumor
f.. A man and his wife, now in their 60s, were celebrating Their 40th wedding anniversary. On their special day a good fairy came to them and said that because they had been such a devoted Couple she would grant each of them a very special wish. The wife wished for a trip around the world with her husband. Whoosh! Immediately she had airline/cruise tickets in her hands. The man wished for a female companion 30 years younger… Whoosh…immediately he turned ninety!!! Gotta love that fairy!
g.. AND THE BEST ONE YET… A WOMAN’S PERFECT BREAKFAST
* She’s sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee.
* Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box.
* Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week.
* Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl.
* And her husband is on the back of the milk carton
Rachel sent this report on her day yesterday.
I decided to take an aerobics class. I bent, twisted, gyrated and jumped up and down for an hour. By the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.
Andy: Doc, I had the worst dream of my life last night. I dreamed I was with twelve of the most beautiful chorus girls in the world. Blondes, brunettes, redheads, all dancing in a row…
Psychiatrist: Hold it, Andy. That doesn’t sound so terrible.
Andy: Oh yeah? In the dream, I was the third girl from the end.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Sitting behind a couple of nuns at a baseball game (with their habits partially blocking the view), three men decided to badger the nuns in an effort to get them to move.
In a very loud voice, the first guy said, “I think I’m going to move to Utah, there are only 100 nuns there.”
The second guy spoke up and said, “I want to go to Montana, there are only 50 nuns there.”
The third guy said, “I want to go to Idaho, there are only 25 nuns there.”
One of the nuns turned around, looked at the men, and in a very sweet calm voice said.. “Why don’t you go to Hell…… there aren’t any Nuns there.”
Driving to the office this morning on the Interstate, I looked over to my left and there was a woman in a brand new Cadillac doing 65 mph with her face up next to her rear view mirror putting on her eyeliner. I looked away for a couple seconds and when I looked back she was halfway over in my lane, still working on that makeup.
As a man, I don’t scare easily. But she scared me so much;I dropped my electric shaver, which knocked the donut out of my other hand. In all the confusion of trying to straighten out the car using my knees against the steering wheel, it knocked my cell phone away from my ear which fell into the coffee between my legs, splashed, and burned Big Jim and the Twins, ruined the damn phone, soaked my trousers, and disconnected an important call.
Damn women drivers!
“A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.”
Roy T. Bennett
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