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Believe in yourself

Ray’s Daily

August 9, 2022


Believe in yourself, push your limits, experience life, conquer your goals and be happy.

Joel Brown

Who ever you are you must believe in yourself if you are going to do all you are capable of doing. Success comes from doing the best you can do. No matter how skilled you are there is always something you can accomplish if you try.

Here is a story of a worthy young person who learned to believe in himself.

I am just as special and important as anybody else!

I used to work as a dog sitter and for a particular couple who were my clients for many years.  They had certain rules they liked followed regarding their dog’s care. 

One night, I had been dealing with an issue over their complaints about how I was locking their front door. I had just returned from walking their dog and they left me with another reminder about how the front door needed to be locked. 

When I got home, I just lost it!  After I had cooled down, my dad pointed a finger at me and these words ‘Remember you are not second class. The ones who treat you like you are . . . they are the ones who are second class.’

There was just something about the way Dad said those words that has made them stay with me. I had been trying to give this couple the benefit of the doubt, but the time had come when enough had become enough.

You see, I was diagnosed with learning disabilities when I was five and have dealt with discrimination and rejection over the years. The couple knew about my condition and sadly they were just another example of people who didn’t seem to care.

I have finally learned that my dad is right.  All those people who have made me feel bad about myself are the ones that are not worth it, not me and I am now always reminded of this quote . . .

‘You are an amazing person with unique talents. Have faith in your abilities’

Lailah Gifty Akita


You must believe you can. If anyone else can do this, you can do this as well. Yes, you can!

Tamara Tilleman


A group of young children were sitting in a circle with their teacher. She was going around in turn asking them all questions.

“Davy, what noise does a cow make?”

“It goes moo.”

“Alice, what noise does a cat make?”

“It goes meow.”

“Jamie, what sound does a lamb make?”

“It goes baaa.”

“Jennifer, what sound does a mouse make?”

“Errr.., it goes.. click!”


Be careful reading the fine print. There’s no way you’re going to like it.


A nervous taxpayer was unhappily conversing with the IRS Tax auditor who had come to review his records. At one point the auditor exclaimed,

“Mr. Carr, we feel it is a great privilege to be allowed to live and work in the USA.  As a citizen you have an obligation to pay taxes, and we expect you to eagerly pay them with a smile.”

“Thank goodness,” returned Mr. Carr, with a giant grin on his face from ear to ear”   “I thought you were going to want me to pay with cash.”


“If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, best take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.”


How does Janice like being pregnant?” Bob asked his friend John.

“Oh, she’s not pregnant,” John replied, “she’s expecting.”

“What’s the difference?” Bob pressed.

Well, John explained, “She’s expecting me to cook dinner, she’s expecting me to do the housework, she’s expecting me to rub her feet . . .”


Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder…


A C-141 was preparing for departure from Thule Greenland, and they were waiting for the truck to arrive to pump out the aircraft’s sewage holding tank. The Aircraft Commander was in a hurry, but the truck was late in arriving, and the Airman performing the job was extremely slow in getting the tank pumped out.When the Aircraft Commander berated the Airman for his lack of speed and promised punishment, the Airman responded:

“Sir, I have no stripes, it is 20 below zero, I am stationed in Thule, Greenland, and I am pumping crap out of airplanes. Just what are you planning to do to punish me?”


Few women admit their age, Few men act it!


A blonde was summoned to court to appear as a witness in a lawsuit. The prosecutor opened his questioning with, “Where were you the night of August 24th?”

“Objection!” said the defense attorney. “Irrelevant!”

“Oh, that’s okay,” said the blonde from the witness stand. “I don’t mind answering the question.”

“I object!” the defense said again.

“No, really,” said the blonde. “I’ll answer.”

The judge ruled “If the witness insists on answering, there is no reason for the defense to object.”

So the prosecutor repeated the question “Where were you the night of August 24th?”

The blonde replied brightly, “I don’t remember!”


There is just as much horse sense as ever, but it seems like the horses have it all.


A property manager of single family residence was showing a unit to prospective tenants and asking the usual questions. “Professionally employed?” he asked.

“We’re a military family,” the wife answered.


“Oh, yes! Ages nine and twelve,” she answered proudly.


“Oh, no,” she said earnestly. “They’re very well behaved.”


“Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people’s souls.”

Melody Beattie


On my way to a picnic, I stopped at a fast-food place to order a quart of potato salad. “We don’t sell it by the quart,” the clerk snapped.

“Okay, then give me two pints, please,” I replied.

I’m proud to say I held my tongue when she asked, “Do you want it in one container?”


Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.

Chantal Sutherland


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

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