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Do Right

Ray’s Daily

October 11, 2022


“It is never wrong to do what is right.”

Gift Gugu Mona

Yesterday I went to the dentist – after cleaning, x rays and a thorough exam he found nothing wrong. The good news is that I have no medical appointments until week after next. I can now concentrate on avoiding doing something wrong and even looking to do something right.

Here is some wisdom to keep us on the right path.

One Tiny Yet Hard Step You Need to Take for Yourself

Eventually you will end up where you need to be, doing the right things alongside the right people. Patience is the key. But remember that patience is NOT about waiting, it is the ability to maintain a positive outlook while working HARD for what you believe in…

And yes, doing the hard yet necessary things to resolve your issues and heal your wounds can feel impossible at times.

If you’re kinda feeling this way right now — like it’s impossible to make significant progress — you aren’t wrong for feeling what you feel. You’re 100% right: significant progress comes gradually with time and consistency, regardless of your circumstances. It’s all about taking one tiny positive step at a time, and staying the course…

The Power of Tiny Changes

Think about the fact that it only takes a one degree change in temperature to convert water to vapor, or ice to water. It’s such a tiny change — just one step in a different direction — and yet the results are dramatic. A tiny change can make all the difference in the world.

The tiniest things we do each day — positive and negative alike — can make all the difference. They either bring us closer or farther away from where we ultimately want to be. And yet, we mostly ignore this reality. We default to behaving as if our daily actions won’t ever be significant enough. Or we try to exert control over the bigger things we have no control over.

Think about it…

•         How many people uphold unhealthy and unproductive habits?

•         How many people procrastinate on the next positive step?

•         How many people live every day of their lives moving one degree away from where they ultimately want to be? Don’t be one of them anymore!

Truth be told, everyone travels 24 hours a day, whether they’re moving in the right direction or not…

Angel Chernoff


“There is no wrong time to do the right thing.”

Charles M. Blow   


The Positive Side of Life

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.  

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you’re on.  

Birthdays are good for you; the more you have, the longer you live.  

Happiness comes through doors you didn’t even know you left open.  

Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them?  

If Walmart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?  

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.  

Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.  

We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors….but they all exist very nicely in the same box.  

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.  


Some people will grow up and spread cheer, others just grow up and spread.


Sadie was divorcing her husband Moshe. After two months of waiting, her case was finally being heard in Court.

The judge asked Sadie, “So how old are you?”

“I’m 40 years old, your Honor.”

The judge replied, “Please answer my question honestly. How old are you?”

“I’m 40 years old, your Honor,” answered Sadie again.

“Well,” said the judge, “you’re not being truthful. It’s written down here that you were born in August 1940 and that means you’re over 60.”

“But your Honor,” replied Sadie, “I’m not counting the last 20 years with my husband.”

“Why not?” asked the judge.

“You call that living?” replied Sadie.


THINK –it gives you something to do while the computer is down.


She said: Our dog, Longie, suddenly began barking daily at 4 a.m. Irritated and sleepy, my husband, Larry, searched the back yard for what might have disturbed this otherwise placid animal. For three days he found nothing amiss.

Then the dog woke up the neighborhood at 3 a.m. with frantic barking. When Larry looked out the window, he discovered someone throwing pebbles to land near Longie.

Larry hurried outside and found the culprit. Crouching on the other side of the fence was our quiet neighbor, the last man you’d suspect of wrongdoing.

My husband demanded to know what he was doing.

“My mother-in-law is visiting,” the embarrassed neighbor explained. “If she loses her beauty sleep another night, she says she’ll leave.”


My Dog Can Lick Anyone


Ducking into confession with a pig in his arms, Brian said, “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I stole this pig to feed my family.  Would you take it and settle my guilt?”

“Certainly not,” said the Priest. “As penance, you must return it to the one from whom you stole it.”

“I tried,” Brian sobbed, “but he refused. Oh, Father, what should I do?”

“If what you say is true, then it is all right for you to keep it for your family.”

Thanking the Priest, Brian hurried off.

When confession was over, the Priest returned to his residence.  When he walked into the backyard, he found that someone had stolen his pig.


Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.

Ken Blanchard


Car accidents are not always easy to explain, as evidenced by the following insurance form statements written and submitted by the unlucky drivers themselves:

Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have.

I thought my window was down, but I found out that it was up when I put my head through it.

In my attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.

The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.


I feel like I’m diagonally parked in a parallel universe.


After the party, as the couple was driving home, the woman asks her husband, “Honey, has anyone ever told you how handsome, sexy and irresistible to women you are?”

The flattered husband said, “No, dear they haven’t.”

The wife yells, “Then what the heck gave you THAT idea at the party tonight?”


“Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.”

Tony Blair  


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

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