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Ray’s Daily

March 16, 2022


Happiness is not something readymade, it comes from your own actions

Dalai Lama

Here we go again, another middle of the week, time to invest in making my tomorrows as good as I can make them. I have found that not letting my yesterdays define my todays frees me up to do the best I can. I don’t always accomplish all I hoped I could but the effort I have made is a reward in itself.

So my friends if I do stumble tomorrow it will only be because I tried.

Here are some more thoughts from the Chernoff’s that reminds us to free ourselves so we can be who we want to be.

10 Things We Should Say to Ourselves More Often

1. “I cannot control everything that happens; I can only control the way I respond to what happens. In my response is my power.”

2. “I will never be as good as everyone tells me when I win, and I will never be as bad as I think when I lose.”

3. “I will think less about managing my problems and more about managing my mindset. I will keep it positively focused.”

4. “There is a big difference between empty fatigue and gratifying exhaustion. Life is short. As often as possible, I will invest in the activities that move me.”

5. “If I don’t have time for what matters, I will stop doing things that don’t.”

6. “My next step in the right direction does not have to be a big one.”

7. “I will eat like I love myself, move like I love myself, speak like I love myself… and live like I love myself. Today.”

8. “I will not get caught up in what could’ve been or should’ve been. I will look instead at the power and possibility of what is, right now.”

9. “Peace will come to me when it comes from me.”

10. “I will be too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.”

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.


When you focus on the good, the good gets better

Author Unknown



Everything can be filed under ‘miscellaneous.’

To err is human, to forgive is not company policy.

Important letters that contain no errors will develop errors in the mail.

There is never enough time to do it right the first time, but there is always enough time to do it over.

If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are really good, you will get out of it.

If it wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.

At work, the authority of a person is inversely proportional to the number of pens that person is carrying.

No one gets sick on Wednesdays.

The longer the title, the less important the job.

Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.


Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.


Two men sank into adjacent train seats after a long day in the city.

One asked the other, “Your son go back to college yet?”

“Two days ago.”

“Hmm. Mine’s a senior this year, so it’s almost over. In May, he’ll be an engineer.”

“What’s your boy going to be when he gets out of college?”

“At the rate he’s going, I’d say he’ll be about thirty.”

“No, I mean what’s he taking in college?”

“He’s taking every penny I make.”

“Doesn’t he burn the midnight oil enough?”

“He doesn’t get in early enough to burn the midnight oil.”

“Well, has sending him to college done anything at all?”

“Sure has! It’s totally cured his mother of bragging about him!”


My friends tell me that I refuse to grow up, but I know they’re just jealous because they don’t have pajamas with feet.

Tom Sims


A husband stepped on one of those penny scales that tell you your fortune and weight, and dropped in a coin.

“Listen to this,” he said to his wife, showing her a small, white card. “It says I’m energetic, bright, resourceful and a great husband.”

“Yeah,” his wife nodded, “and it has your weight wrong, too.”


I ran out of ice cream bars the other day, and I cried. Then I remembered Alexander the Great, and how he wept when there were no more worlds to conquer.  How very much alike we are, I thought.

Michael Thompson


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts

Marcus Aurelius


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

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