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Have a great weekend

Ray’s Daily

April 29, 2022

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“I hope that your weekend is worth the wait. Enjoy!”

I plan on having a restful and stress free weekend. I have learned that how my days go it pretty much up to me. Here is a piece I got from the Chernoff’s that reminded me of what steps I can take to keep my days positive.

5 Notes to Self You Should Memorize Before the Weekend

1. Don’t get stuck on the one little thing that wrecks your mood. Breathe. Life is too short for senseless negativity. No matter how good or bad you have it, do your best to wake up each day thankful for your life. Remember, someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.

2. You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night. You had a choice of what to wear today. You have access to clean drinking water. You have access to the internet. You can read. The secret to being grateful is no secret. You choose to be grateful for the little things, again and again.

3. The majority of what’s stressing you out today probably won’t matter a week from now. Shake it off, reset and bring your attention back to what’s important. Remember, what you focus on grows. Stop micromanaging your time and start better managing your focus, so you can truly move forward.

4. Distancing yourself from someone who keeps giving you headaches and negative vibes is self-care. Stepping back from situations where you consistently feel unappreciated or disrespected is self-care. Choose to honor your feelings and boundaries, respectfully.

5. Too often we take for granted and “wait” away the vast majority of our lives. Truly, some people wait all day for 5pm, all week for Friday, all year for the holidays, all their lives for happiness. Don’t be one of them.

And let’s be honest, we all have negative thought patterns we emotionally default to when times get tough. Patterns like procrastination, people-pleasing, reacting with a victim mentality, wanting to spend more time in toxic situations, or indulging in negative self-talk.

But it’s time to break up with the faulty patterns of thinking and behaving that are holding you back! Remind yourself that the most powerful weapon against stress is a healthy mind’s ability to choose one thought over another. You need to train your mind to see the best of what you have right in front of you, so you can leverage it to make real progress again.

The bottom line is that, despite the real world challenges we all face, the biggest and most complex obstacle you will ever have to personally overcome is your own mind. Let that sink in. You aren’t responsible for everything that happens to you in life, but you ARE responsible for undoing the self-defeating thinking patterns these undesirable experiences create.

YOU CAN THINK BETTER, which means you can live better.

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“Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing, and love what you are doing.” Have a happy weekend!

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A teenager is: 

* A person who can’t remember to walk the dog but never forgets a phone number. 

* A weight watcher who goes on a diet by giving up candy bars before breakfast. 

* A youngster who receives her allowance on Monday, spends it on Tuesday, and borrows it from her best friend on Wednesday. 

* Someone who can hear his favorite singer 3 blocks away but not his mother calling from the next room. 

* A whiz who can operate the latest computer without a lesson but can’t make a bed. 

* A student who spends 12 minutes studying history and 12 hours studying for her driver’s license. 

* A connoisseur of 2 kinds of fine music–loud and very loud. 

* An enthusiast who has the energy to bike for miles but is usually too tired to dry the dishes. 

* A young woman who loves the cat and tolerates the brother. 

* A romantic who never falls in love more than once a week. 

* A budding beauty who never smiles until her braces come off. 

* A boy who can sleep till noon on any Saturday he suspects the lawn needs mowing. 

* An original thinker who is positive that her mother was never a teenager. 

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Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.

Wayne Dyer

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There was this West Va. sheriff and his deputy riding along the small town.  They spot a car with out of town plates and decided to pull it over. The sheriff says “Where you from boy?”

The man says Chicago. Sheriff says, “Don’t lie to me son I saw them Illinois tags.”

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The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

William James

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Ten Things a Cat Thinks About

I could have sworn I heard the can opener.

Is there something I’m not getting when humans make noise with their mouths?

Why doesn’t the government do something about dogs?

I wonder if Morris really liked 9-Lives, or did he have ulterior motives?

Hmmm … If dogs serve humans, and humans serve cats, why can’t we cats ever get these stupid dogs to do anything for us?

This looks like a good spot for a nap.

Hey! No kidding, I’m sure that’s the can opener.

Would humans have built a vast and complex civilization of their own if we cats hadn’t given them a reason to invent sofas and can openers in the first place?

If there’s a God, how can He allow neutering?

If that really was the can opener, I’ll play finicky just to let them know who’s boss!

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It’s lonely at the top, but you eat better.

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I was listening to a lady who called a radio minister. The minister was a wise, grandfatherly gentlemen who had that calm reassuring voice that can melt all fear. The lady, who was obviously crying, says,

“I was born blind, and I’ve been blind all my life. I don’t mind so much being blind but I have some well-meaning friends who tell me if I had more faith I could be healed and see again.”

The minister asked her, “Tell me, do you carry one of those white canes?”

“Why, yes, I do,” she replied.

“Well, then… the next time someone says that to you, hit them over the head with your cane,” he said. “Then tell them… ‘If you had more faith, that wouldn’t hurt!’ “

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“If you find you are stressed out during the week, then it is even more important that you focus on what you want to do for the weekend, don’t bring work home.”

Kate Summers

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

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