"Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another."
Yesterday was a greater challenge than I thought it would be. I started at 4:45 AM and spent most of the day at the hospital complex. Between the tests, blood draws and IV I had five needle stabbings and seven hours of waiting and participating. Today should be better because the Iron Absorption tests are over and I have an IV access port installed so this afternoon they will just hang the bag and plug me in, I should not be there more than three hours. I do have a couple of key meetings starting early today so I am sending you another blast from the past.
Ray’s Daily first published on July 12, 2004
As you know we have friends in all parts of the world who share our daily. Fortunately all know some English, some better than I do (I know that is not saying much). Sadly I am like so many of my fellow countrymen and have no skills in any other language. I am totally dependent on lots of hand signals, finger pointing, and written addresses whenever I am in other parts of the world. What I have found in the notes I exchange with many of these friends is that we work a little harder to understand. We look for words that mean the same thing to us both. I wonder when I have the good fortune to hear from them if our e-mail to each other is more effective since we try for clarity. Even if we struggle it is still worth the effort as I place high value on learning how others are doing in other parts of the world well as here in North America.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Why a Kitten is Better Than a Baby
Veterinarians have evening hours.
Your kitten won't be able to disturb the whole movie with its crying. Heck, you don't even have to take the kitten with you, and if you don't, you don't even have to worry about whether or not the sitter is available tonight.
Your kitten won't grow out of those cute but expensive clothes within three months.
Kittens look cute if they haven't had a bath in a month.
You probably don't have to lie awake nights wondering how you're going to finance your kitten's college education.
No one will question your abilities to function normally at your job when they hear you just got a kitten.
You only have to change the litter box once a day.
"Every single moment is absolutely extraordinary. But the next day is a thousand times better."
An airbus with 346 passengers on board met with technical problems and as the message was flashed to the passengers, they started screaming with fear. The Captain said, "Don't panic. I want to ask you. Who among you is the greatest believer. Who has the greatest faith in God?"
A passenger from the economy class yelled "Myself" Captain: "Are you sure?"
Passenger: "Yes, I am."
Captain: "Please stand at that corner and pray. We have a shortage of 1 parachute."
Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
Esther broke-up with her boyfriend.
She asked her Mother's advice about returning the gifts he'd given her.
Without a pause, her Mother replied: "Send back the stuffed animals and letters, but keep the jewelry for sentimental reasons."
"There's an old saying - There's No Place Like Home. Well, I went in the house next door, and it was very similar."
A young man called his mother and announced excitedly that he had just met the woman of his dreams. He asked her about what he should do next.
His mother had an idea:
"Why don't you send her flowers, and on the card invite her to your place for a home-cooked meal?"
He thought this was a great strategy and arranged a date for a week later. His mother called the day after the big date to see how things had gone.
"Oh, mom, the evening was a disaster," he moaned.
"Why.......didn't she come over?" asked his mother.
"Oh, she came over alright.........but she refused to cook..."
Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
An employment interviewer for a big company in New York was talking to an attractive young woman applying for a job. Looking over the application form, the interviewer noticed that the girl had not answered one important question concerning transportation to and from work.
"What about your bus line?" the interviewer asked her.
"I don't believe I mentioned it," came the pleased reply, "but it's a 36C."
"Live your life and forget your age."
Norman Vincent Peale
A couple with their four-year-old son was dining at one of San Francisco's sophisticated restaurants. "What do you suggest for a little boy who likes nothing but hamburgers, hot dogs, and tacos?" asked the mother.
"Los Angeles or San Diego," sniffed the waiter.
Of all the people I have met, you are certainly one.
An aspiring young actor asked a young lady's father if he could have his daughter's hand in marriage. The father said, "I would never let my daughter marry an actor."
The actor said, "Sir, I think you may change your mind if you see me perform. Won't you at least come and see the play?"
So the father went to see the play, and the next day he called the actor, "You were right. I did change my mind. Go ahead and marry my daughter. You're no actor."
Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it."
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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