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Spring Ahead

Ray’s Daily

March 11, 2022


“We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.”

Rene Magritte

Here we go, another week has gone by. Now we face the annual chore of setting our clocks ahead to daylight savings time. Even though winter may be trying to hang on Spring will soon be with us. I hope that it will bring relief to the Ukrainians and relief from the global Covid epidemic. I know it is not easy these days to look beyond the strife around us but we must do the best we can to keep hope alive.

Here is a piece from Marc Chernoff that reminds us that it is up to ourselves to keep our heads above water.

5 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning

1. Go ahead and be a positive force in the world today. And remember, being positive doesn’t mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative. There’s a big difference between the two.

2. Most of the time, you can’t calm the storm. What you can do is calm yourself, and the storm will eventually pass. Truly, the most powerful and practical changes happen when you decide to take control of what you do have power over, instead of craving control over what you don’t.

3. The goal right now is to gradually change your response to what you can’t control. To grow stronger on the inside, so that almost nothing on the outside can affect your inner peace and wellness without your conscious permission.

4. Progress and inner peace both begin the moment you take a deep breath and choose not to allow another person or event to control your thoughts. You are not what happened. You are what you choose to become in this moment. Let go, breathe, and begin again.

5. Remember, you alone get to choose what matters and what doesn’t. The meaning of everything in your life has precisely the meaning you give it. So learn to value your time, your health, genuine relationships, and peace of mind, above all. Because as you age, these things tend to grow in value.

The bottom line is, despite the real world challenges you face, the biggest and most complex obstacle you will have to personally overcome on a daily basis is your own mind…

YES, YOU CAN THINK BETTER, which means you can tap into your inner strength and ultimately live better, one day at a time.


“I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.”

Victor Borge


The Monday Afternoon Club, an organization of wealthy city women, met and decided that this month’s outing was to be at a dairy farm. Most of them had lived in the city all their lives, and had never seen such a thing. The day came, and the ladies filed into the rented bus which whisked them off to their destination. On the way, they watched out the windows as the city squalor turned into lovely, unpolluted countryside.

After they arrived, they were greeted by the farmer who invited them to look him up should they have any questions. Myrtle, after looking about, and being amazed by what she saw, stepped into a building and viewed something she thought was quite remarkable. She saw the farmer walk by and hailed him–he sauntered in. “Sir,” she inquired, “Why doesn’t this cow have any horns?” The farmer cocked his head for a moment, then began in a patient tone: “Well, ma’am, cattle can do a powerful lot of damage with horns. Sometimes we keep’em trimmed down with a hacksaw. Other times we can fix up the young ‘uns by puttin’ a couple drops of acid where their horns would grow in, and that stops ’em cold. Still, there are some breeds of cattle that never growhorns. But the reason this cow don’t have no horns, ma’am, is ’cause it’s a horse.”


Service is the rent you pay for room on this planet.

Shirley Chisholm


The boss returned from lunch in a good mood and called the whole staff in to listen to a couple of jokes he had  picked up.  Everybody but one woman laughed uproariously.   Used to having a better audience, his good mood quickly faded.

“What’s the matter?” grumbled the boss.  “Can’t you get the joke?”

“I don’t have to laugh,” she said.  “I’m quitting Friday.”


“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower


The slave driver of the Roman ship stared down at his slaves and yelled, “I’ve got good news and bad news.  The good news is that you’ll be getting double rations tonight.”

The mumbling of the happy slaves was interrupted by the bellowing of the slave driver again… “The bad news is… that the commander’s son wants to water ski tomorrow morning.”


Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.


A redneck goes to a restaurant, buys a coffee a sits down to drink it. He looks on the side of his cup and finds a peal off prize. He pulls off the tab and yells, “I WON! I WON! I WON a motor home, I WON a motor home!”

The waitress runs over and says, “That’s impossible. The biggest prize given away was a mini van!”

The redneck replies, “No, I WON A motor home, I WON a motor home!”

By this time the manager makes his way over to the table and says, “You couldn’t possibly have won a motor home because we didn’t have that as a prize!”

Again the redneck says, “No, no mistake, I WON a motor home, I WON a motor home!”

The redneck hands the prize ticket to the manager and he reads, “WIN A BAGEL.”


If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?


A Sunday school teacher was teaching her class about the difference between right and wrong. “All right children, let’s take another example,” she said. “If I were to get into a man’s pocket and take his billfold with all his money, what would I be?” Little Johnny raises his hand, and with a confident smile, he blurts out, “You’d be his wife!”


“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”

Philip Stanhope


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

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