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Big Day

Ray’s Daily

April 11, 2018

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May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.

Robert A. Heinlein

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Today is our 65th wedding anniversary. We, like so many other couples have had our ups and downs over the years. We have grown together and learned together. Our children continue to bring us happiness as do our grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

We have been blessed by the gift of many friends that stood with us during good times and even not so good times. We started with very little but together we did ok.

While we enjoy our memories, it is our time together that continues to add luster to our lives. We walk slower, we can’t do everything we use to do, but we can still walk hand in hand and that is enough.

I hope  that your life will be as good as ours has been.

The Art of Marriage

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.

A good marriage must be created.

In the art of marriage the little things are the big things…

It is never being too old to hold hands.

It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.

It is never going to sleep angry.

It is at no time taking the other for granted;

The courtship should not end with the honeymoon,

it should continue through all the years.

It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.

It is standing together facing the world.

It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.

It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude

of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.

It is speaking words of appreciation

and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.

It is not looking for perfection in each other.

It is cultivating flexibility, patience,

understanding and a sense of humor.

It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.

It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

It is finding room for the things of the spirit.

It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.

It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,

dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.

It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

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Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.

Simone Signoret

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A middle-aged man wasn’t feeling well, so he went to the doctor for a check up.  After a thorough examination, the doctor said, “Well, based on my examination, the best thing for you is to cut out all sweets and fatty foods, give up alcohol, and stop smoking.”

The man said, “Well, to be honest with you Doc, I don’t deserve the best. What’s the second best?”

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Isn’t the only time a woman wishes she were a year older be when she is expecting a baby?

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A father comes home from a long business trip to find his son riding a new, 21-speed mountain bike. “Where did you get the money for the bike?” the father asks. “It must have cost $300!”

“Easy, Dad,” the boy replies. “I earned it hiking.”

“Come on, son,” the father says. “Tell me the truth.”

“That is the truth,” Johnny replies. “Every night you were gone, Sis’ boyfriend would come over to see Sis. He’d give me a $20 bill and tell me to take a hike.”

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Beauty is only skin deep but stupid goes right to the bone.

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An elderly lady was known for her faith and her boldness in talking about it. She would stand on her front porch and shout “Praise the Lord!”

Next door to her lived an atheist who would get angry at her proclamations and he would shout, “There ain’t no Lord!”

Hard times set in on the elderly lady and she prayed to God to send her some assistance… She stood on her front porch and shouted, “Praise the Lord…God I need food!! I am having a hard time. Please, Lord, send me some groceries.”

The next morning the lady went out on her porch, noted a large bag of groceries and she shouted, “Praise the Lord.”

The neighbor jumped up from behind a bush and said, “Ha ha.. I told you there was no Lord. I bought those groceries. God didn’t.”

The lady started jumping up and down and clapping her hands and saying, “Praise the Lord. He not only sent me groceries but He made the devil pay for them. PRAISE THE LORD.”

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In my day, we didn’t have virtual reality. If a one-eyed, razorback barbarian warrior was chasing you with an ax, you just had to hope you could outrun him.

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A wife angrily calls the airline that serves her small community. “What terrible service you provide!” she told the clerk.

“What do you mean, ma’am?” the clerk asked.

“Well,” she said, incensed, “my husband just returned from his college reunion in Milwaukee. But when he came into the house, I noticed his baggage had tags from Cancun!”

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“This is a new dress. Do you like it? It’s from my favorite designer, On Sale.”

Rita Rudner

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The customer in the Italian restaurant was so pleased that he asked to speak to the chef. The owner proudly led him into the kitchen and introduced him to the chef.

“Your veal parmigiana was superb,” the customer said. “I just spent a month in Italy, and yours is better than any I ever had over there.”

“Naturally,” the chef said. “Over there, they use domestic cheese. Ours is imported.”

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A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen 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@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

 

 

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Keep Smiling

Ray’s Daily

April 10, 2018

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Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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There is a gift that you can give without costing you anything, it is your smile. It is something that can bring a little happiness to someone else while it brightens your day.

I find it is hard to to be blue if you concentrate on your reasons to smile. All we need to do is concentrate on the positives in our lives. I have found that smiles are infectious so please help create an epidemic of happiness, smile!

A Smile

in Life

A smile costs nothing but gives much.

It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.

It takes a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor, but that he can be made rich by it.

A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship.

It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone, until it is given away.

Some people are too tired to give you a smile;

Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.

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We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

Mother Teresa

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A road sign from my youth:

DROVE TOO LONG

DRIVER SNOOZING

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT

IS NOT AMUSING

***Burma Shave***

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How many women with PMS does it take to screw in a light bulb?

One.

ONE!! And do you know WHY it only takes ONE? Because no one else in this house knows HOW to change a light bulb. They don’t even know the bulb is BURNED OUT. They would sit in this house in the dark for THREE DAYS before they figured it OUT. And once they figured it out they wouldn’t be able to find the light bulbs despite the fact that they’ve been in the SAME CUPBOARD for the past SEVENTEEN YEARS. But if they did, by some miracle, find the light bulbs, TWO DAYS LATER the chair that they dragged from two rooms over to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!!!!! AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE CRUMPLED WRAPPER THE STUPID #)#(*(*^*&% LIGHT BULBS CAME IN. WHY??? BECAUSE NO ONE IN THIS HOUSE EVER CARRIES OUT THE GARBAGE!!!! IT’S A WONDER WE HAVEN’T ALL SUFFOCATED FROM THE PILES OF GARBAGE THAT ARE 12 FEET DEEP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE. THE HOUSE!! THE HOUSE!!! IT WOULD TAKE AN ARMY TO CLEAN THIS…….

That’s how many.

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“The best is yet to be.”

Robert Browning

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A young man called his mother and announced excitedly that he had just met the woman of his dreams. Now what should he do?

His mother had an idea: “Why don’t you send her flowers, and on the card invite her to your apartment for a home-cooked meal?”

He thought this was a great strategy, and a week later, the woman came to dinner. His mother called the next day to see how things had gone.

“I was totally humiliated,” he moaned. “She insisted on washing the dishes.”

“What’s wrong with that?” asked his mother.

“We hadn’t started eating yet.”

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I’ve learned the great value of the three F’s:

forgive, forget and forge ahead.

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She said I am a very nervous flyer.  During a trip from California to Indiana, it didn’t help that my connecting flight from Denver was delayed twice because of mechanical problems.  Then, after we were aloft, I noticed the lights began flickering. I mentioned this to a flight attendant.  “I’ll take care of it,” she said. Moments later the lights went out.  Clearly she had solved the problem by turning off all the lights.

A passenger across the aisle who had been watching me leaned over and said, “Whatever you do, please don’t ask about the engines.”

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Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look at the stars.

Henry Van Dyke

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A Stanford Medical research group advertised for participants in a study of obsessive-compulsive disorder. They were looking for therapy clients who had been diagnosed with this disorder. The response was gratifying; they got 3,000 responses about three days after the ad came out.

All from the same person.

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Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.

–  Chinese proverb

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Grandma Levy, always a regular synagogue member had finally talked her cousin, a woman who had lived a riotous, free life, into joining the Temple.

“Tell me Rabbi,” the old lady asked, “Do you feel that my cousin will have her sins forgiven after all those years?”

“Yes I do. I’m positive of it. You must remember that the greater the number of sins, the greater the glory.”

“Really Rabbi?”, the old lady replied thoughtfully. “I sure do wish I’d known that fifty years ago.”

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen 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@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

 

She is special

Ray’s Daily

April 9, 2018

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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Mignon McLaughlin

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As my wife and me approach our 65th year of marriage I have learned just how much I appreciate my wife. She is having some health and memory problems which provide me the opportunity to do more for her. Rather than being a burden I am glad that I can help make her days more pleasant.

When the following article it reminded me of how much I have enjoyed our tears together

36 Traits of Love

What can we do to love better?

  1. Love is learning to love yourself first so you can love them better.
  2. Love is being kind to them especially when they don’t deserve it.
  3. Love is believing in them more than they can.
  4. Love is making sacrifices without hesitation.
  5. Love is thinking of them before yourself.
  6. Love is growing with them.
  7. Love is overcoming self-preservation for their safety.
  8. Love is believing in yourself, sometimes for their sake.
  9. Love is forgiving first.
  10. Love is keeping promises in inconvenient times.
  11. Love is remembering they’re good for you.
  12. Love is providing comfort when grief enters their life.
  13. Love is building them up every single day.
  14. Love is being a mirror for them.
  15. Love is having the courage to call them out.
  16. Love is loving those they care for.
  17. Love is making and realizing dreams together.
  18. Love is being their rock.
  19. Love is living without the fear of being enough.
  20. Love is feeling less afraid with them.
  21. Love is expecting better from yourself and them.
  22. Love is being grateful for them.
  23. Love is making them feel beautiful.
  24. Love is bringing them a peace they have always deserved.
  25. Love is asking them difficult questions so that they can be truthful to themselves.
  26. Love is not giving up on them. Ever.
  27. Love is winning at life together.
  28. Love is dipping a life-long friendship in honey.
  29. Love is accepting their history and flaws.
  30. Love is making healthy choices because of them.
  31. Love is living with fewer regrets.
  32. Love is learning to lean on them.
  33. Love is listening so they can be heard.
  34. Love is saying sorry over and over again.
  35. Love is proving love is thicker than blood, sweat and tears.
  36. Love is burying them.

Author: Sartaj Anand

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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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A seafood restaurant had a sign in the window that read, “Big Lobster Tales, $5 each.”

Amazed at the great value, a man stopped in and asked the waitress, “Five dollars each for lobster tails. Is that correct”?

“Yes,” she said. “It’s our special just for today.”

“Well,” he said, “They must be little lobster tails.”

“No,” she replied, “It’s the really big lobster.”

“Big red lobster tails, $5 each”? he said, amazed. “They must be old lobster tails!”

“No, they’re definitely today’s.”

“Today’s big red lobster tails, $5 each”? he repeated, astounded.

“Yes,” she insisted.

“Well, here’s my five dollars,” he said. “I’ll take one.”

She took the money and led him to a table where she invited him to sit down. She then sat down next to him, put her hand on his shoulder, leaned over close to him and said, “Once upon a time, there was a really big, red lobster…”

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Never moon a werewolf.

Mike Binder

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Management always needs to have the last word. Case in point: During a meeting at our financial consulting firm, a co-worker was asked to guesstimate a realistic closing rate for the larger cases we were handling.

“I’d have to say 20 percent,” he answered.

“No, no, no,” interrupted our boss. “It’s more like one in five!”

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Notice on a conference-room door: “Self-Assertiveness Course. Please Barge In”.

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A few friends and I were discussing diet tips. When it was mentioned that getting enough exercise and sleep were just as important as watching food intake. Someone responded with surprise that sleep was a factor. Another replied: “Of course sleep has a lot to do with dieting. The only time I’m not eating is when I’m sleeping!”

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If you don’t pay your exorcist, do you get repossessed?

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“Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but they’ll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you or your money, more than Southwest Airlines.”

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The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.

Amelia Earhart

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen 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@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

 

 

 

Stay Well

Ray’s Daily

April 6, 2018

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If you don’t take care of yourself, the undertaker will overtake that responsibility for you.

Carrie Latet

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As my wife and I get older we both feel the effects of our age. We need more health care at a time when we are not as sharp as we once were. In truth we, like most our age, need to make sure we stay as healthy as we can. That means we need to work effectively with our health care providers. We do that by making sure we hold up our end of the relationship.

Here is an article written by Anthony Cerullo that offers tips we all should follow no matter how old we are.

9 Tips You Can Use When Talking With Your Doctor

Don’t be reluctant when talking with your doctor. Be open and honest. After all, the best family medical practitioners want to hear from you. They want to build strong, trust-based relationships with their patients and the only way that can happen is if the communication flow is as free and easy as possible. Here are some ideas to consider when it’s time to talk to your doctor:

Be personable but get to the point

You’re busy but you probably don’t know anyone busier than your family doctor. If she’s really great, she’ll make you feel like you’re her only patient even though you aren’t. When you sense your doctor is a bit busy, think “ABC”. Be “Accurate” and tell her exactly what you need to say. Be “Brief” and use as few words as possible. You also need to be “Clear”. Try not to muddy-up the message by being overly descriptive.

Be prepared

It’s a great idea to come to your appointment with a written list of questions and concerns. It’ll help both you and your doctor remain focused on the important stuff.

Bring a buddy

If you can, have a friend or family member come with you. Your buddy can take notes, think of new questions, and chime in with his own observations. This will enable you to focus all your attention on communicating with your doctor.

Don’t self-diagnose

It’s easy to gather information online but remember, you’re not the doctor. Let your physician make the diagnoses and recommendations. It’s also a good idea to have the doctor suggest resources so you can find more information.

Find out how to access your online medical records

Keeping track of your test results, treatment plans, and other specific information related to your care can help save time during your doctor visit. It can free up valuable minutes, which you can use to gather new information and insights.

Ask questions

Ask a lot of questions to help you understand your treatment and overall health issues. The best questions to ask your doctor are open-ended questions. They can leave your doctor free to answer based on her knowledge and experience rather than just confirming or refuting your pre-conceptions.

Be honest and open about the “embarrassing” stuff

Sexual issues? Bowel problems? Even concerns associated with aging, such as memory loss? Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor about it. It’s unlikely that you’ll bring up a topic she hasn’t discussed before.

Inquire of the person, not just the data bank

How many patients do you think your doctor will see today or this week? Did you ask her how she’s doing or feeling? Ask. Really listen to her answer. Remember, empathy is always a two-way street. A better relationship means better care.

Ask how your doctor prefers to communicate

These days, many family doctors request patients to send an email before the actual visit. This can help save time. Some doctors, on the other hand, prefer a quick phone call before a visit.

Make the most of your communication when talking to your doctor. If you want the best health care, start by establishing a better communication flow. It can help ensure better care.

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“Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy.”

Bella Bleue

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Bobby’s class was having an English lesson, and the teacher called on Bobby to recite a sentence with a direct object.

Bobby stood and thought, then said, “Teacher, everybody thinks you are beautiful.”

“Why thank you, Bobby,” the teacher said, blushing. “But what is the direct object?”

“A good report card next month,” he replied.

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Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don’t talk back.

-W.K. Hope

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After she woke up, a woman told her husband, “I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentine’s day. What do you think it means?”

“You’ll know tonight.” he said.

That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife.  Delighted, she opened it – to find a book entitled “The Meaning of Dreams”

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People say that hard work never killed anybody, but did you ever know anybody who rested to death?

Primatutu

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She writes: One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt.

Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, “What setting do I use on the washing machine?”

“It depends,” I replied.  “What does it say on your shirt?”

He yelled back, “Detroit Red Wings.”

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“Nature gave man two ends — One to sit on and one to think with.

Man’s success or failure is dependent on the one he uses most.”

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He said: My grandmother has a bumper sticker on her car that says, ‘Sexy Senior Citizen’.

You don’t want to think of your grandmother that way, do you?  Out entering wet shawl contests. Makes you wonder where she got that dollar she gave you for your birthday.

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Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering.

Francois Rabelais

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen 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@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

 

 

I miss civility

Ray’s Daily

April 5, 2018

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Arrogance invites ruin; humility receives benefits.

Chinese Proverb

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I do know that the old days were both good and bad. We were not as affluent, poverty and intolerance existed resulting in the inhumane treatment of too many based on their color our ethnicity. I worry that some of those same kinds of prejudices are creeping back.

The thing I regret most is today’s lack of civility and humility in the national discourse. It seems like arrogance and ill will are viewed as a virtue for those who have little respect for others. I just hope that the national venom does not infect our children, they deserve better.

The King’s Humility

One day a sage came to a King for an interview. The sage had to wait for a long time because the King was very busy. Finally, the King said he could come in.

When the sage entered the hall, the first thing he did was to take off his hat and bow to the King. Immediately the King took off his crown and bowed to the sage. The ministers and others who were around the King asked, “What are you doing? He took off his hat because he is an ordinary man. But you are the King. Why should you have to take off your crown?”

The King said to his ministers, “You fools, do you think I wish to remain inferior to an ordinary man? He is humble and modest. His humility is a peerless virtue’. He showed his respect to me. If I did not take off my crown, then I would be showing less humility than an ordinary man, and I would be defeated by him. If I am the King, I should be better than everybody in everything. That is why I took off my crown and bowed to him!”

by Sri Chinmoy

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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

Harry S. Truman

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A Nun asked her class to write notes to God. Here are some they handed in.

Dear God: I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday. That was cool.

Dear God:If you watch me in church on Sunday, I’ll show you my new shoes.

Dear God:I bet it is very hard to love everyone in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I’m having a hard time loving all of them.

Dear God: In school they told us what you do. Who does it when you are on vacation?

Dear God: Is it true my father won’t get in Heaven if he uses his bowling words in the house?

Dear God: Did you mean for the Giraffe to look like that or was it an accident?

Dear God: I went to this wedding and they kissed right in the church. Is that OK?

Dear God: Did you really mean “do unto others as they do unto you’? Because if you did, then I’m going to get my brother good.

Dear God: You don’t have to worry about me; I always look both ways.

Dear God: We read Thomas Edison made light. But in Sunday school they said you did it. So, I bet he stole your idea.

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Another road sign from out of the past.

DON’T LOOSE YOUR HEAD

TO GAIN A MINUTE

YOU NEED YOUR HEAD

YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT

 *** Burma  Shave***

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The first mate on a ship decided to celebrate an occasion with a “little” stowed away rum. Unfortunately he got drunk and was still drunk the next morning. The captain saw him drunk and when the first mate was sober, showed him the following entry in the ship’s log: “The first mate was drunk today.” “Captain please don’t let that stay in the log”, the mate said. “This could add months or years to my becoming a captain myself.” “Is it true?” asked the captain, already knowing the answer.

“Yes, its true” the mate said. “Then if it is true it has to go in the log. That’s the rule. If its true it goes into the log, end of discussion” said the captain sternly.

Weeks later, it was the first mate’s turn to make the log entries. The first mate wrote: “The ship seems in good shape. The captain was sober today.”

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The young know the rules, the old know the exceptions.

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A nun was driving home to the convent from her daily rounds at the local hospital when her car ran out of gas.  The only container she had was a large bedpan. She toted it over to the nearest gas station and had it filled with gas.  Arriving back, she began to dispense it into the gas tank of her car.

Two priests driving by saw what the nun was doing, and the older priest said to the younger seminarian, “Now, Father, that’s absolute faith in the Lord for you!”

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It’s nice to be important. But it’s more important to be nice.

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She said, I have five siblings, three sisters and two brothers. One night I was chatting with my Mom about how she had changed as a mother from the first child to the last. She told me she had mellowed a lot over the years:

“When your oldest sister coughed or sneezed, I called the ambulance. When your youngest brother swallowed a dime, I just told him it was coming out of his allowance.”

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Happiness is contagious. Get infected and spread it around!

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The two young boys were discussing their ailments together in the children’s ward.

“Are you medical or surgical?” asked the first, who had been in the ward for a week.

“I don’t know what you mean,” replied the second.

“It’s simple,” replied the first.  “Were you sick when you came in here? Or did they make you sick when you got here?”

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HE SAID : Since we met, I can’t eat or drink…

SHE SAID: Why not?

HE SAID : I’m broke.

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“It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.”

Roy T. Bennett

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen 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@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

 

 

Do you know?

Ray’s Daily

April 4, 2018

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.

David Frost

What is success

I think our continuing bad weather has taken its toll my brain seems to have left the area. At least I should be able to find you previous Daily to send, so here we go.

 Ray’s Daily first published on April 4, 2008

I planned on writing about my latest life discovery today but I can’t do it justice so you’ll just have to wait for another day. So instead what I would like to do is share John Folis’ definition of success. What he has written really hit home with me as I spend many hours each week with people who have been conditioned to accept other people’s advice as to how they can be a success or at least strive for something in the belief that when they get that title or that salary they will be happy. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately it does not work that way. Each of us has the opportunity to choose what it is we want in order to use our personal key to success. Here is what he chose for himself, what about you what is on your list?

What “Success” Is. To Me.

To have the ways, means, time and guts to choose and follow my own path.

To dissolve the line between who I am and what I “do.”

To make decisions based not on fear, guilt, money or politics but rather what truly feels right.

To have much love, passion and fun in my life.

To be healthy in body, mind and spirit.

To have enthusiasm when I wake up, and peace of mind when I go to bed.

To use my unique gifts in a way that makes a positive difference in many peoples’ lives.

To inspire and motivate others.

To be able to make people laugh — including myself.

To know that I’m on the right path and not alone in my journey.

To live with the understanding that “getting there” isn’t half the fun, it’s most of it.

To make the most with what I’ve been given.

To take advantage of every opportunity and face every fear.

To live having true friends and die having no regrets.

To be able to experience death not as a “grim reaper”, but rather as a welcomed sleep after a good, long day.

I hope this inspires you to define and achieve your own life success. Whatever that may be.

John Follis, President/Creative Director of Follis Advertising, LLC.

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Success:  To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded!

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Grandpa, grownups don’t pay any attention to me,” said little Jimmy. Grandpa replied, “They don’t pay any attention to me too.”

“Grandpa, sometimes grownups make fun of me. Do they make fun of you too?”

Grandpa said, “Yes, Son… me too.”

“Grandpa, some days I get tired and have to rest in the afternoon.”

“I know, Jimmy… I do too,” said Grandpa.

“I love you, Grandpa,” said little Jimmy.

“I love you too, Jimmy,” said Grandpa.

“I wish more people told me that,” said Jimmy.

“Me too,” answered Grandpa.

~~~

Any married man should forget his mistakes; there’s no use in two people remembering the same thing.

~~~

She said:

  1. The Female always makes THE RULES.
  2. THE RULES are subject to change at any time without prior notification.
  3. No Male can possibly know all THE RULES.
  4. If the Female suspects the Male knows all THE RULES she must immediately change some or all of THE RULES.
  5. The Female is never wrong.
  6. If the Female is wrong, it is due to a misunderstanding that was a direct result of something the Male did or said wrong.
  7. The Male must apologize immediately for causing said misunderstanding.
  8. The Female may change her mind at any time.
  9. The Male must never change his mind without the express written consent of the Female.
  10. The Female has every right to be angry or upset at any time.
  11. The Male must remain calm at all times unless the Female wants him to be angry and/or upset.
  12. The Female must under no circumstances let the Male know whether she wants him to be angry and/or upset.
  13. The Male is expected to be adept at mind reading.
  14. The Female is ready when she is ready.
  15. The Male must be ready at all times.
  16. Any attempt to document THE RULES could result in bodily harm to the Male.
  17. The Male who doesn’t abide by THE RULES can’t take the heat, lacks backbone and is a wimp.
  18. THE RULES are no joke.

~~~

“Osborne’s Law”

Variables won’t; constants aren’t.

~~~

Morris needs a lawyer, so he grabs the yellow pages and picks out a law firm — Schwartz, Schwartz, Schwartz & Schwartz.

He calls up and says, “Is Mr. Schwartz in?”

The man says, “No, he’s out playing golf.”

Morris says, “All right, then let me speak to Mr. Schwartz.”

“He’s not with the firm any more, he’s retired.”

“Then let me talk to Mr. Schwartz.”

“He’s away in Boston, won’t be back for a month.”

“Okay, then let me talk to the other Mr. Schwartz.”

He says, “Speaking!”

~~~

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

~~~

The kid said don’t get me sick:

When you go home, you have to stay all alone.

You have to stay in bed and not get fed.

You miss out on all the fun that’s it, you’re done.

So when you sneeze cover your mouth please!!!

Madison F. age 9

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WHY MEN AREN’T SECRETARIES

Husband’s note to his wife…

“Doctor’s office called: Said Pabst beer is normal.”

~~~

Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles.

Walter Cronkite

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen 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@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

 

Be Thankful

Ray’s Daily

April 3, 2018

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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.

Cicero

i am so thankful[1]

The other day as I watched my greatgrandchildren at play I thought about how much I appreciate and love our children and their offspring. I realized how my early life’s misfortunes put me on a path that resulted in a long and appreciated marriage and more than 60 years of happiness.

I had a number of experiences when I was young that seemed bad at the time but which actually resulted in my making changes in what I was doing. Many of the steps I took seemed excessively burdensome at the time but in truth were the stepping stones leading to a great life.

I am now thankful, in retrospect for all the bad times as well as the good times for they provided me with a wonderful life.

So I have learned that I have much to be thankful for, I just wish I had realized that I did earlier in life.

BE THANKFUL

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary, because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

~~~

I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.

James Cash Penney

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How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a light bulb?

(Sigh) Don’t bother, I’ll sit in the dark, I don’t want to be a nuisance to anybody.

~~~

A young mother paying a visit to a doctor friend and his wife, made no attempt to restrain her five-year-old son Johnny, who was ransacking an adjoining room.

But finally, an extra loud clatter of bottles did prompt her to say, “I hope, doctor, you don’t mind Johnny being in there.”

“No,” said the doctor calmly, “He’ll be quiet when he gets to the poisons.

~~~

She said: I know what Victoria’s Secret is. The secret is that nobody older than 30 can fit into their stuff.

~~~

An old man goes to the doctor and say’s “Doctor I can’t pee.”

The doctor asks the man “How old are you?”

The old man say’s “I’m 84.”

The doctor replies “You’ve peed enough”

~~~

If you can’t laugh at yourself, I’ll be glad to do so for you.

~~~

Brian was startled to see the nonchalant way Chris was taking the fact that his lady love was seen with another man.

“You said you love her and yet you saw her with another man and you didn’t knock the guy down?”

“I’m waiting,” Chris said.

“Waiting for what?”

“Waiting to catch her with a smaller fellow.”

~~~

Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday you will be thankful for some temporary failure in a particular direction. When one door closes, another always opens.

Author Unknown

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen 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@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

 

 

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