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Stay Calm

Ray’s Daily

July 12, 2022


The nearer a man comes to a calm mind the closer he is to strength

Marcus aurelius

My fellow residents and me are in for a special treat tomorrow. Two of Indiana’s favorite entertainers, Judy Fitzgerald and Cindy Colons are presenting the story of Patsy Cline here at 6 PM. If you live with us at the Forum you won’t want to miss this great show.

Today I would like to share with you some more tips from Angel Chernoff, here is what she suggests we can do for ourselves.

4 Five-Second Reminders that Will Make Calmness Your Superpower

1. If you don’t like someone’s behavior, stay away, but don’t hurt them. Don’t be abusive and disrespectful. That’s a sign of weakness. In fact, the real test always comes when you don’t get what you expect from people. Will you react in anger? Or will calmness continue to be your superpower?

2. Don’t lower your standards, but do know that removing your expectations of others is the best way to avoid being disappointed by them. You will end up sadly disappointed if you expect people will always do for you as you do for them. Remember, not everyone has the same heart as you.

3. People are much nicer when they’re at peace and happier, which says a lot about people who aren’t very nice to you. Wish them well, and be on your way.

4. You won’t always be a priority to others, and that’s why you need to be a priority to yourself. Learn to respect yourself, take care of yourself, and become your own support system. Your needs matter. Start meeting them. Don’t wait on others to choose you. Choose yourself, today! START making your happiness a priority!

Your ultimate goal is to grow so strong on the inside that almost nothing on the outside can affect your inner peace of mind without your conscious permission…

Because 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.

In other words, you aren’t responsible for everything that happens to you in life, but you ARE responsible for undoing the self-defeating thinking patterns that these undesirable experiences create.

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


“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.”

Michael Caine



“Medicine only works if it’s cherry flavored.” — Elissa, 9 

“Good food always comes with a toy.” — Ryan, 6 

“Just because your dog drinks from the toilet, doesn’t mean you should.” — Juaquim, 7 

“Don’t dry the dog in the microwave.” — Brittany, 5 

“If mommy says no, then you should ask daddy.” — Daniel, 7 

“You can’t eat soup with a fork.” — Mel, 4 

“Never ask mom when she’s going to go on a diet.” –Bob, 11 


Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.


Two guys were discussing life in general over drinks one night. “My grandfather lived to be 96.”

“Ninety-six? What finally got him???”

“Liquor and women.”

“Well, that just goes to show ya,” snickered the one guy, “both will get you in the end.”

“Well actually, no, it’s not what ya think. Towards the end, Grandpa couldn’t get either one, so he just laid down and died.”


Good judgment comes from bad experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.


Traveling through New England a motorist stopped for gas in a tiny village. “What’s this place called?” he asked the station attendant.

“All depends,” the native drawled. “Do you mean by them that has to live in this dad-blamed, moth-eaten, dust-covered dump, or by them that’s merely enjoying its quaint and picturesque rustic charms for a short spell.”


The Levi’s company announced they will make a line of blue jeans that have built-in docking station for an iPod music player. The built-in docking station is called a “pocket.”

Conan O’Brien


Hospital Chart Bloopers

1. The patient refused autopsy.

2. The patient has no previous history of suicides.

3. Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital.

4. She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.

5. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.

6. On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared.

7. The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.

8. The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.

9. Discharge status: Alive but without permission.

10. Healthy appearing decrepit 69-year old male, mentally alert but forgetful.

11. Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.

12. She is numb from her toes down.

13. While in ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.

14. The skin was moist and dry.

15. Occasional, constant infrequent headaches.

16. Patient was alert and unresponsive.

17. Rectal examination revealed a normal size thyroid.

18. She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce.

19. I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.

20. Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation.

21. Examination of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.

22. The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.

23. Skin: somewhat pale but present.

24. The pelvic exam will be done later on the floor.

25. Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.


“Within you, there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”

Hermann Hesse


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