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“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust

 

 

As my wife and I age we find that there are some things that are far more difficult than they once were. Driving any distances is not the pleasure it once was in fact it can be a chore. These are the days when we limit our leisure activities to those things we can do near where we live.

I am not complaining as I am doing far better than most my age. One of my concerns is that the degree of difficulty on some of our mandatory household chores has risen dramatically, but fortunately there are a couple of super-heroes that regularly come to our aid.

This talented duo shows up and soon all our laundry has been washed, the bed linens have been changed, the yard picked up and much more. They even provide transportation to medical appointments while keeping track of where we should be and when we should be there. I really cannot adequately express how grateful I am that they are making our lives so much better that they would be if we were on our own.

Just who are these super stars? They are our two daughters. Both live close by and often engage their sidekick husbands in what needs to be done.

I do not have words adequate enough to express my gratitude to these wonderful women. We do love them.

Here is a piece that we all need to remember as we live on.

 

Think About This

  • At least 2 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
  • At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
  • The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
  • A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
  • Every night, someone thinks about you before they go to sleep.
  • You mean the world to someone.
  • You are special and unique.
  • When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.
  • Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.
  • Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know.
  • If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great before it's too late.

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We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

John F. Kennedy

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This guy was sitting in his attorney's office. "Do you want the bad news first or the terrible news?" the lawyer said.

"Give me the bad news first."

"Your wife found a picture worth a half-million dollars."

"That's the bad news?" asked the man incredulously. "I can't wait to hear the terrible news."

"The terrible news is that it's of you and your secretary."

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"He knows so little and knows it so fluently."

Ellen Glasgow

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Morris had died. His lawyer is standing before the family and reads out Morris' Last Will and Testament. "To my dear wife Esther, I leave the house, 150 acres of land, and 1 million dollars.

To my son Barry, I leave my Big Lexus and the new Jaguar.

To my daughter Shirley, I leave my yacht and $250,000.

And to my brother-in-law Aaron, who always insisted that health is better than wealth, I leave my treadmill."

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Each one of us can work for a small change in the world around us.

Lamar S. Smith

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A teacher was asking her class: "What is the difference between 'unlawful' and 'illegal'?" Only one hand shot up.

"Ok, answer, Joan," said the teacher.

"'Unlawful' is when you do something the law doesn't allow and 'illegal' is a sick eagle."

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It ain't necessarily so, but when people with money meet people with experience, the people with experience tend to get the money and the people with the money tend to get experience.

Joe Klock

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Linda was driving her old beat up car on the Highway with her 7 year old son. She tried to keep up with traffic but they were flying by her. After getting caught in a large group of cars flying down the road, she looked at her speedometer to see she was doing 15 miles over the speed limit. Slowing down, she moved over to the side and got out of the clump that soon left her behind.

Linda looked up and saw the flashing lights of a police car. She waited for the officer to come up to her car. As he did he said, "Ma'am do you know why I pulled you over?"

Her son piped up from the back seat, "I do... because you couldn't catch the other cars!"

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My wife is a person who is never outspoken.

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A man was annoyed when his wife told him that a car had backed into her, damaging a fender, and that she hadn't gotten the license number.  "What kind of car was he driving?" the husband asked. "I don't know," she said. "I never can tell one car from another." At that, the man decided the time had come for a learning course, and so for the next few days, whenever they were driving, he made her name each car they passed until he was satisfied that she could recognize every make. It worked.  About a week later she bounded in with a pleased expression on her face.

"Darling," she said with obvious pride, "I just hit a brand new Buick!"

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"Thought is action in rehearsal."

Sigmund Freud

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Everyone had weighed in, and our diet-workshop leader began her lecture on the week's topic - the problems of dining out. She talked about alternatives, such as requesting diet sodas and dressings, and having meat broiled instead of fried. Finally she turned the question over to the group for discussion. "What is the greatest problem you encounter when going out to eat?"

Replied one woman quickly, "Running into you!"

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No sense being pessimistic, it probably wouldn't work anyway.

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The bank where I work had just installed its first 24- hour cash machine. I encouraged an elderly gentleman to take an application for the new plastic identification cards, explaining that he would be able to get cash any time of day or night.

He declined, saying, "Lady, anything I'd need money for that late at night I shouldn't be doing."

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“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

Voltaire

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

 

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://raykiwsp.wordpress.com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.

 

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