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Life Goes On

Ray’s Daily

April 4, 2022


“Life goes on, and one should look ahead and not backward.”

Sonali Bendre

I don’t know about you but I find that my life is constantly changing. I keep having to compensate for my failing eyesight and hearing loss while my life goes on. Rather than letting my infirmatives take me down I prefer to stay as upbeat as I can while finding ways to enjoy what I have.

Here are some quotes from Marc and Angel Chernoff that I agree with.

5 Quotes that Will Change How You Think and Handle Negative Situations

1. Taking a step back to gracefully walk away from situations that threaten your peace of mind, values, morals, or self-worth, is almost always a healthy and necessary step forward.

2. Sometimes you have to accept the fact that life has changed again, that things will never go back to how they used to be, and that this ending you’re thinking about is really a new beginning.

3. Trust the journey of your life, and you will gradually outgrow what you thought you couldn’t live without, and fall in love with what you didn’t even know you wanted.

4. Remember, peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no chaos, trouble, or hard realities to deal with. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still remain mentally, emotionally, and physically centered.

5. It takes roughly 66 days to form a new habit. So for the next nine weeks, wake up every morning and look at the right side, or perhaps the bright side, of your life and you will rewire your brain.

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.

And yes, of course that’s sometimes easier said than done.

Thinking better when you’re in the heat of a tough season, or at a crossroads in life, takes guidance and practice.


“…but ready or not, life goes on.”

Sidney Sheldon


The decision to carry heart defibrillators on airplanes saved a passenger’s life on a Dallas flight. Unfortunately, his HMO only covers coronaries on round trip flights, purchased 14 days in advance with a Saturday stay over.


Three blondes had just bought a can of Pepsi One and were anxious to try it for the first time.

So the first blonde opens the can, the second blonde pours it into three glasses.

The third blonde eyes the three glasses suspiciously and says “I wonder which one has the calorie?”


One of the most difficult things in the world to do is convince a woman that even a bargain costs money.


Joe wanted to take up bowling, so his friend Dan decided to teach him about it. “First, you have to line your feet up with the center pin. Next, roll the ball down and try to knock down as many pins as you can, but DO NOT knock all of them down, or they cheat you out of your second ball!”


Forgiving is not forgetting. It’s letting go of the hurt.


How about a bit of wisdom from children:  

When your dad is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?’ Don’t answer.  

    Hannah, age 9  

Never tell your Mom her diet’s not working.   

  Michael, age 14  

Don’t pull Dad’s finger when he tells you to.  

   Emily, age 10  

When your Mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair.  

   Taylia, age 11  

Never hold a dustbuster and a cat at the same time.  

  Kyoyo, age 11  

If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse.  

  Naomi, age 15  

Don’t pick on your sister when she’s holding a baseball bat.  

  Joel, age 10  

When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your Mom when she’s on the phone.  

  Alyesha, age 13  

Never try to baptize a cat.  

  Eileen, age 8  

Never trust a dog to watch your food.  

  Patrick, age 10  


Young man, the secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


The customer in the Italian restaurant was so pleased that he asked to speak to the chef. The owner proudly led him into the kitchen and introduced him to the chef.  

“Your pasta quattro formaggi was superb!” the customer said. “I just spent a month in Italy, and yours is better than any I had over there.”  

“Naturally,” the chef said. “Over there, they use domestic cheese. Ours is imported.”  


“Genius … is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.”

Ezra Pound


A woman shopper had just about finished looking at all 50 trunks in the luggage department.  When there was only one left, she said to the clerk,

“I don’t think I’m going to buy anything right now.  I’m only looking for a friend.”

The tired & exasperated clerk replied,

“I’d be glad to let you look in this last one if you think that’s where she is.”


“Change has to come for life to struggle forward.”

Helen Hollick


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

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Comments on: "Life Goes On" (1)

  1. you have such a great attitude and approach, roy. life is clearly a series of adjustments and it’s how we deal with them that makes all the difference.

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