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Ray’s Daily

October 3, 2022


“Find Your Peace And Live In It.”

Yohancé Salimu

Welcome October. I am glad to say goodbye to September. Last month had the hurricane in the Southeast and major water loss in the Southwest both have created problems for millions. While we were not affected in Indiana my Doctors have made big changes in my health care. I am hoping October will treat us all well.

3 Things to Remember When Life Does NOT Go as Planned

1. Appreciate how far you’ve come in recent times. You’ve been through a lot, but you’ve grown a lot too. Give yourself credit for your strength and resilience. You have good reason to believe that you can trust yourself going forward, not because you’ve always made the right choices, but because you’ve survived and grown in many ways from the bad ones.

2. In the end, loving yourself is about enjoying your life, trusting your own feelings, taking chances, losing and finding happiness, cherishing the memories, and learning from the past. Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not exactly how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be. And like I mentioned in our last email, just keep doing your best, and don’t force what’s not yet supposed to fit into your life. It will happen when it’s time. Your situation is evolving.

3. Life should be touched, not strangled 24/7. Sometimes you’ve got to relax and let life happen without incessant worry and micromanagement. Learn to let go a little before you squeeze too tight. Take a deep breath. When the dust settles and you can once again see the forest for the trees, take the next step forward. And remember that you don’t have to know exactly where you’re going to be headed somewhere great…

So today, practice using frustration and disappointment to motivate you rather than annoy you. Breathe and be mindful. You are NOT in control of everything, but you ARE in control of the way you respond to life. And in your response is your power.

Truth be told, as time passes life educates and humbles us. We gradually realize how much nonsense we have wasted our energy and resources on.

And we begin to understand what it means to let go…

Without a doubt, we are all facing our share of difficult circumstances right now, many of which are not the result of anything we’ve done. But we all have choices when it comes to how we respond.

Angel Chernoff


“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

William Burroughs


“You and your husband don’t seem to have an awful lot in common.”  said the new tenant’s neighbor. “Why on earth did you get married?”

“I suppose it was the old business of ‘opposites attract'” was the reply. “He wasn’t pregnant and I was.”



1. Being a parent is like being pecked to death by a duck.

2. Money isn’t everything but it sure keeps the kids in touch.

3. Your life’s “Golden Age” is the period in your life when your kids are to old to require a babysitter and too young to take the car.

4. Shouting at your children to get cooperation is about the same as steering your car using the horn…same results.

5. To be in your children’s memories tomorrow one must be in their life today.

6. The best advice regarding raising your children is to really enjoy them while they are still on your side.

7. A home’s temperature is best maintained by warm hearts, not cold words or hot heads.

8. “The Joy of Motherhood”: What a woman experiences after she puts the last tyke to bed.

9. Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so that he or she can tell when they are REALLY in trouble.

10. Your children may outgrow your lap…but NEVER your heart.

11. Cleaning house with the children at home is a lot like snowblowing during a blizzard.

12. There are only two things that your child is absolutely willing to share: Communicable Diseases and their mother’s age.

13. Why is it that we can’t get a child to read the Bible at home, but when in prison they will.

14. Remember this? “When you grow up and have children of your own, I hope that they are JUST LIKE YOU!” It worked.

15. How come your Dad never had money for the ice cream man but after a visit with Grandpa your kids “jingle”?

16. True genetics have nothing to do with hair and eye color. It’s their occurrence of such things as “Who said life was FAIR”, and Because I SAID so!” when you SWORE you’d never use those on your kids.

17. Practice what you preach even covers never letting them see you snag those Ding Dongs for breakfast.


Success is when you get what you want. Happiness is when you want what you get.


Friends, one an Optimist and the other a Pessimist could never quite agree on any topic of discussion. One day the Optimist decided he had found a good way to pull his Pessimistic friend out of his way of continual Pessimistic way of thinking.

The Optimist owned a huntin’ dog that could walk on water. His plan? Take the Pessimist and the dog out duck hunting in a boat.

They got out into the middle of the lake, and the Optimist shot down a duck.  The dog immediately walked out across the water, retrieved the duck, and walked back to the boat.

The Optimist looked at his Pessimistic friend and said, “What do you think about that?”

The Pessimist replied, “That dog can’t swim, can he?


It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.


Sitting at the bar after a game, Joe said to a club member, “I’m not about to play golf with Jim Walsh anymore.”

“Why not?”

“Well, he found his lost ball two feet from the green,” said Joe.

“That’s possible.”

“Not when I had his ball in my pocket!”


It’s not hard to meet expenses, they’re everywhere!


Little Bobby was spending the weekend with his grandmother after a particularly trying week in kindergarten. His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and everything was beautiful.

His grandmother remarked…”doesn’t it look like an artist painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you?”

Bobby said, “Yes, God did it and he did it left handed.”

This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him “What makes you say God did this with his left hand?”

“Well,” said Bobby, “we learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on God’s right hand!”


The best vitamin for making friends: B1.


A young boy called the pastor of a local “corner” church to ask the pastor to come by to pray for his mother who had been very ill with the flu.

The pastor knew the family and was aware they had been attending another church down the road.

So the pastor asked, “Shouldn’t you be asking Brother Simon down the road to come by to pray with your mom?”

The young boy replied, “Yeah, but we didn’t want to take the chance that he might catch whatever this is that Mom has.”


It really bothers me when people cut me o…


“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”

Eckhart Tolle


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

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