“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
The morning came fast today as I had to sleep quickly since I did not get back from seeing Nunsense again last night at a favorite dinner theatre until late. It is still hilarious. Now off to my 5 AM workout followed by a day filled with meetings, a lecture and a workshop. Yep, you guessed it, another Ray’s Daily from the past.
Ray’s Daily first published on August 8, 2007
Every once in a while someone asks “Where do you get all the stuff you use in the daily.” I usually get the things I don’t write myself from a collection of material people send me or that I run across in a publication or on line. The collection has grown quite large over time with many items sitting unread for years. So on those days that I have nothing special to offer I dip into the archives and pull out something that I think might interest you. Here is an example.
I know that most of you are still in your youth or at least you act that way. It is now up to you to preserve your youthfulness and continue to enjoy life. How you ask, just follow the tips below that someone sent me a few years ago,
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything twice...loved it both times!
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches.)
3. Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.
6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time.
“Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.”
She said: The autumn I was eight months pregnant with our first child, we moved into a new community. Soon after our arrival, a lady came to the door one day collecting for charity, as well as, looking for more canvassers. I told her to ask me again next year. A year later, the woman returned, but again I was eight months pregnant. With a chuckle, she promised to try another time.
Somehow, I missed her the following autumn and she came instead in February, canvassing for another charity and hoping to get more volunteers. She looked at my bulging form in disbelief and exclaimed, "Every time I come here, you're pregnant!'
"I know," I agreed. "Please don't come anymore!"
In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Nathan is talking to his lawyer. "Here's the deal, Abe. If you're absolutely sure I'll win the case, I'll give you the business."
"OK," replies Abe, "but before I can give you my opinion, I obviously need to know the facts."
So Nathan goes into great detail about his failed partnership and ends up saying, "So now you've heard everything, do you think I can sue my partner and get my money back?"
"Well," replies Abe, "from what I've just heard, it's clear to me that you will win. It's rare to have such an open-and-shut case."
Nathan goes very white when he hears this.
"What's the matter?" asks Abe.
"I told you my partner's side of the case," replies Nathan.
Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.
"Do you think I look better without a bra?" asked the wife, trying to look ever younger as she approached forty.
"Yes indeed you do sweetheart." replied her husband, putting down the paper. "It's drawn all the wrinkles out of your face."
True friends are those who, when you make a fool of yourself, don't believe that this condition is permanent.
Erwin T. Randall
The blonde reported for her University final examination which consists of "yes/no" type questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of inspiration takes her purse out, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet - Yes for Heads and No for Tails. Within a half an hour, she is all done whereas the rest of the class is sweating it out. During the last few minutes, she is seen desperately throwing the coin, swearing and sweating.
The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is going on.
"I finished the exam in half an hour. But," she says, "I am rechecking my answers."
Everybody at the FBI seems to be a special agent. Don't they have any regular ones?
Safety was job one at my company. During a safety training course, the instructor asked our group, "Does your company have an evacuation plan in place?"
"Yes," said one employee, "and it works without a hitch!"
"Really?" said the instructor. "How'd you do that?"
"We practice every day at five o'clock."
I am self unemployed.
The bank manager noticed the new clerk was an idiot at counting money and adding up figures. "Where did you get your finance education?" he asked.
"Yale," replied the lad.
"And what's your name?" barked the manager.
"Yim Yohnston," he replied.
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty--they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.
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