October 17, 2022
“A good character is the only guarantee of everlasting, carefree happiness.”
I start my new week with an Indianapolis Colts win. And believe it or not I have no medical appointments this week, that almost never happens. So now I just have to avoid any setbacks and I should do fine.
Here is some more good advice from Angel Chernoff to help.
6 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year
1. Some people will never understand, and it’s not your job to teach or change them. Prioritize your peace today.
2. Your mind is your private sanctuary; do not allow the negative beliefs of others to occupy it. Your skin is your barrier; do not allow others to get under it. Take good care of your personal boundaries and what you allow yourself to absorb from others.
3. On an average day, most of your stress comes from the way you respond, not the way life is. Adjust your response and all that extra stress is gone. Truly, inner calmness among chaos is a superpower that frees you to focus more effectively on the few things that actually matter.
4. The majority of what’s stressing you out TODAY probably won’t matter a month from now. Shake it off, reset and bring your attention back to what’s important. Remember, what you focus on grows. Stop micromanaging your time and start better managing your focus, so you can move forward.
5. Even when the struggle is real, remind yourself that it always feels better to be exhausted from taking small steps forward, than it does to be tired of doing absolutely nothing.
6. Whatever you do, don’t wait around too long for things to change. New paths are made by walking, not waiting. And no, you shouldn’t feel any more confident before you take the next step. Taking the next step is what gradually builds your confidence…
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it.
I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
Things they wish we would say:
~Wow, I just don’t know what to do with this money we won in the lottery, so why don’t you take it to the mall and see if you can find something to buy with it.
~Hey, how about inviting your mother to spend the summer with us.
~Oh, go ahead and eat that third piece of chocolate cream pie. If it’s one thing I hate it’s skinny women.
~What luck, they had a special rental rate at the video store on romance movies.
~You know, that Pam Anderson just doesn’t seem to have the brainpower that I find so attractive in a woman.
~What a break, I won a prize on the radio station…. tickets to either the super bowl or the opening of the New York Ballet. I got first choice so pack your bags for New York, we get to go to the ballet!!!
~Who wants to play golf when I can get to see how good the lawn looks when it’s freshly mowed.
~Shoot, there’s nothing on TV but football games. Let’s go furniture shopping.
~Man I tell you, nothing feels better than getting all spruced up in a suit and tie.
~I’m getting a little tired of steak on the grill. How about a nice quiche?
~You know, I think I’d really prefer the four-door sedan to that impractical Corvette.
~Golly I think we’re lost. Let me find a gas station to ask for directions.
~My golf clubs are only 30 years old. Why don’t you use the money my parents gave us to get something nice for the house.
~If the guys call and want me to go to that new sports club with them, tell them I’m busy. I really want to get the living room painted tonight.
~Sports cars are just such stupid little toys for men who have never really grown up.
~If you’re looking for me later, I’ll be over there looking at the home decorating magazines.
~You know, we really don’t visit your relatives enough.
~Why don’t you relax this weekend. I’ll take care of the cooking and housework.
“Two wrongs are only the beginning.”
At his request, each morning three-year-old Ray’s mother pinned a bath towel to the back shoulders of his size two T- shirt. Immediately in his young imaginative mind the towel became a brilliant magic blue and red cape.
And he became Superman. Outfitted each day in his “cape,” Ray’s days were packed with adventure and daring escapades. He was Superman.
This fact was clearly pointed out last fall when his mother enrolled him in kindergarten class. During the course of the interview, the teacher asked Ray his name.
“Superman,” he answered politely and without pause.
The teacher smiled, cast an appreciative glance at his mother, and asked again, “Your real name, please.”
Again, Ray answered, “Superman.”
Realizing the situation demanded more authority, or maybe to hide amusement, the teacher closed her eyes for a moment, then in a voice quite stern, said, “I will have to have your real name for the records.”
Sensing he’d have to play straight with the teacher, Ray slid his eyes around the room, hunched closer to her, and patting a corner of frayed towel at his shoulder, answered in a voice hushed with conspiracy, “Clark Kent.”
“Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
Two rich men were talking over coffee and croissants at their country club one day and one of them said to the other one, “Hey, I tell you my driver is really stupid… you don’t think so? Let me show you.”
And he called his driver Ah Beng over and said, “Jim, here is a 10 dollar bill, go to the car showroom and buy me a Mercedes.”
To which Jim replied, “Yes Sir! Right away!” and rushed off to the showroom. The rich man turned to his friend and said, “See, I told you he was stupid.”
The other rich man said, “That’s nothing, you want to see stupid, I will show you stupid.” And he called his driver, Ali: “Ali, go home now and check to see if I’m at home.”
Ali said, “Yes Sir!! Right away, Sir” and ran home.
“See what I told you? He doesn’t even have enough brains to know that I cannot be at home if I am here.”
Later on, the two drivers met on the road. Jim said to Ali, “Eh, you know my boss is sooo stupid. He gave me 10 dollars and asked me to go to the car showroom and buy him a Mercedes…..Doesn’t he know that today is Sunday?? The showroom is closed!”
Ali replied, “You think he is stupid, huh? My boss is sooo much worse, he asked me to go home to check if he is at home….He’s got a cellphone, right, he can just call home to check!!!!”
You can’t drown your troubles . . . because troubles can swim.
There’s this little guy sitting inside a bar, just looking at his drink. He stays like that for half-an-hour. Then, this big trouble-making truck driver steps next to him, takes the drink from the guy, and just drinks it all down.
The poor man starts crying.
The truck driver says: “Come on man, I was just joking.
Here, I’ll buy you another drink. I just can’t see a man crying.”
“No, it’s not that. Today is the worst day of my life. First, I overslept and was late to an important meeting. My boss, outraged, fired me. When I left the building for my car, I found out it was stolen. The police said they could do nothing. I got a cab to return home, and after I paid the cab driver and the cab had gone, I found that I left my whole wallet in the cab. I got home only to find my wife was in bed with the gardener. I left home and came to this bar. And when I was thinking about putting an end to my life, you show up and drink the darn poison …”
Money talks. Mine says “I’m leaving.”
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are hundreds of readers from around the world.