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Don’t Quit

Ray’s Daily

May 10, 2022

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“Quitters don’t win and winners don’t quit.”

Elliott Gould

It seems like it has become too easy to procrastinate to the point where I don’t get done all I should do when I should do it. Most of the time what I put off gets done, but not as soon as I would like. The important thing is to not delay to the point that things don’t get done.

Here is a poem I think I sent you before that reminds me not to quit.

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low but the debts are high,

And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit…

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit!

Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many failures turn about

When we might have won had we stuck it out.

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow…

You may succeed with another blow.

Often the struggler has given up

When he might have captured the victor’s cup;

And he learned too late when the night came down,

How close he was to the golden crown.

                              Edgar A. Guest

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“Winners are not people who never fail. They are people who never quit.”

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A guy goes into the doctor’s office. There is a banana stuck in one of his ears, a carrot stuck in one nostril, and a cucumber in the other ear.

The man says, “Doc, this is terrible. What’s wrong with me?”

The doctor says, “Well, first of all, you’re not eating right”

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Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.

George Van Valkenburg

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While walking through a parking lot, I tripped and fell flat on my face.

As I was lying there, a woman stopped her car and called out, “Are you hurt?”

“No, I’m fine,” I said, touched by her concern.

“Oh, good,” she continued.  “So will you be vacating your parking space now?”

~~~

The only receipt you don’t save is the only one you’ll need later.

~~~

Little Johnny comes downstairs crying. His mother asked, Whats the matter now? Dad was hanging pictures, and just hit his thumb with hammer, said little Johnny through his tears.

That’s not so serious, soothed his mother. I know you are upset, but a big boy like you shouldn’t cry at something like that. Why didn’t you just laugh?

I did! sobbed Johnny.

~~~

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.

Alex Levine

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Dear Grandson:

I have become a little older since I saw you last, and a few changes have come into my life since then. Frankly, I have become a frivolous old gal. I am seeing five gentlemen everyday.

As soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me get out of bed. Then I go to see John. Then Charlie Horse comes along, and when he is here he takes a lot of my time and attention.

When he leaves, Arthur Ritis shows up and stays the rest of the day. He doesn’t like to stay in one place very long, so he takes me from joint to joint.

After such a busy day, I’m really tired and glad to go to bed with Ben Gay. What a life. Oh yes, I’m also flirting with Al Zymer.

Love, Grandma

P.S. The preacher came to call the other day. He said at my age I should be thinking of the hereafter. I told him, “Oh I do it all the time. No matter where I am, in the parlor, upstairs, in the kitchen, or down in the basement, I ask myself, “Now, what am I here after?”

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“Nothing I ever want to accomplish will ever become a reality if I always quit.”

Michelle A. Homme

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

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Comments on: "Don’t Quit" (1)

  1. a great reminder, ray –

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