Ray's musings and humor

Give yourself a break

Ray’s Daily

August 18, 2022

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Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.

Ted Rubin

If you are like most of us some days are more difficult than most days. How we handle the challenges we face can make a world of difference in our sense of well being. I hope you have learned how to roll with the punches, staying calm.

Here are some helpful positive steps we can take, sent by Angel Chernoff.

5 Little Things to Remember Before You Lose Your Mind

1. Give yourself a break today. Instead of dwelling on the people who have let you down, refocus your energy on appreciating those who lift you up. Remember, you can’t control the impolite things some people say and do to you, but you can decide not to be distracted by them today.

2. Sometimes your mind needs more time to accept what your heart already knows. Breathe. Be a witness, not a judge. Give yourself the space to listen to your own voice — your own soul. Too many people listen to the noise of the world and get lost in the crowd.

3. Be kind, but learn to say no. You can’t always be agreeable. That’s how people take advantage of you. Sometimes you have to set boundaries. Sometimes saying no is vital self-care.

4. When life feels like an emotional roller coaster, steady yourself with simple rituals. Make the bed. Water the plants. Rinse off your own bowl and spoon. Simplicity attracts calmness and wisdom.

5. Whatever you do, don’t get stuck on the one little thing that wrecks your mood today. Breathe and be grateful for what’s in front of you. Some of it is a blessing, and nothing lasts forever. Life is just too short to waste on daily negativity…

YES, YOU CAN THINK BETTER, which means you can tap into your inner strength and ultimately live better.

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The opportunity to step away from everything and take a break is something that shouldn’t be squandered.

Harper Reed

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Why God Never Received Tenure at Any University

1. He only had one major publication.

2. It was in Hebrew.

3. It had no references.

4. It wasn’t published in a referred journal.

5. Some even doubt He wrote it Himself.

6. It may be true that He created the world, but what has He done since then?

7. His cooperative efforts have been quite limited.

8. The scientific community has had a hard time replicating His results.

9. He never applied to the Ethics Board for permission to use human subjects.

10. When one experiment went awry, He tried to cover it up by drowning the subjects.

11. When subjects didn’t behave as predicted, He deleted them from the sample.

12. He rarely came to class, just told students to read the book.

13. Some say He had His son teach the class.

14. He expelled His first two students for learning.

15. Although there were only ten requirements, most students failed His tests.

16. His office hours were infrequent and usually held on a mountaintop.

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Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.

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The students in her third grade class were bombarding her with questions about her newly pierced ears.

“Does the hole go all the way through?”

“Yes.”

“Did it hurt?”

“Just a little.”

“Did they stick a needle through your ears?”

“No, they used a special gun.”

Silence followed, and then one solemn voice called out, “How far away did they stand?”

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I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.

Susan Sarandon

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She said: When I arrived for my daughter’s parent-teacher conference, the teacher seemed a bit flustered, especially when she started telling me that my little girl didn’t always pay attention in class and was sometimes a little flighty.

“For example, she’ll do the wrong page in the workbook,” the teacher explained, “and I’ve even found her sitting in the wrong desk.”

“I don’t understand that,” I replied defensively. “Where could she have gotten that?”

The teacher went on to reassure me that my daughter was still doing fine in school and was sweet and likeable. Finally, after a pause, she added, “By the way, our appointment was for tomorrow.”

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I panicked and hung up! What kind of sick company has an actual PERSON answer their phone?!

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Mrs. Taylor, asked her 5th grade history class, “When was Rome built?” and called on Timothy to answer first.

“Rome was built at night.” was his answer.

“At night?” asked Mrs. Taylor, holding her ruler firmly in her hands.  “How ever did you get such an idea?”

“Well,” gulped the student, hoping his answer would satisfy her, “everyone knows Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

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Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.

Joan L. Curcio

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An influential Londoner wound up a business trip to the Orient with a visit to Taipei. At a luncheon, he was asked to say a few words. Since he spoke not a word of Chinese, his address was to be translated by an interpreter, sentence by sentence. “I want you to know,” he began, “I’m tickled to death to be asked here today.”

A look of panicked confusion appeared on the interpreter’s face. “This poor man,” he said in Chinese, “Scratches himself until he dies, only to be with you today.”

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“Whatever you’re feeling, be good to yourself. If you feel lost, be patient with yourself while you find your way. If you feel scared, be gentle with yourself while you find the strength to face your fear. If you feel hurt, be kind to yourself while you grieve and slowly heal. You can’t bully yourself into clarity, courage, or peace, and you can’t rush self-discovery or transformation. Some things simply take time, so take the pressure off and give yourself space to grow.”

Lori Deschene

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

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than twenty years to people who want to start their day on an upbeat. If you have system overload because of our daily clutter, let me know and I will send you the information via mental telepathy. If you have not been getting our daily you can request to be added by e-mailing me at raykiwsp@comcast.net. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are hundreds of  readers from around the world.

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