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“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before.”

Erich Fromm

 

Surprise! I am back sooner than I thought I would be. While I still am wearing temporary accoutrements at least I am mobile and only have minor discomfort from my kidney stone removal. Hopefully today they will remove the temporary internal plumbing which will allow me to venture out with my Brother-in-law when he arrives from North Carolina this afternoon. I am a little woozy but I did want to thank all of the well-wishers who sent me their thoughts and prayers, I am sure that was the therapy that made things go so well.

Not wanting to take a composition test quite so soon I am going back to an earlier July 3rd Daily and see what I can find.

 

Ray’s Daily first published on July 3, 2006

I have a friend in the UK who displays the brightest of outlooks, always sharing words of inspiration for others; she is loved by many. Sadly her world is not as bright as the one she offers to others. Her problems, concerns and fears of the future have taken their toll. But like you and me, she will face a new day tomorrow; one that may be challenging but that also provides the opportunity to move on. I truly feel for my friend and I wish I could send her a dose of amnesia so she could shed her past demons and start afresh, sadly I can’t do that.

In reality most of us can set our burdens aside as they serve no purpose other than to impede our journey towards happiness. Of course there are some burdens we must carry, it is then we get to chose if we are going to concentrate on the burden or on the journey. It is never easy but the first step is always there for us to take if only we are willing to take it. The journey is filled with too much promise to let a few burdens keep us from taking it. Maybe if we all concentrate hard enough my friend will find the courage to move on.

 

When your dreams start to seem so impossible,

When roadblocks are all you can see —

Look beyond all the problems that face you

And focus on POSSIBILITIES.

 

Don’t limit your thoughts to the present

Or solutions you have learned from the past;

Remember to keep looking forward —

You may find the answer at last.

 

It is YOU who determines your future —

How your journey through tomorrow will be;

To fill all your days with adventure,

Dare to see what no one else dares to see.

 

So never let obstacles stop you —

Or keep you from doing your part;

Have faith that your dreams are all possible

If you truly believe in your heart.

~~~

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

Ray Goforth

~~~

Zen type thoughts for the day

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaking tire.

Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

Always remember you're unique...Just like everyone else.

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is just not for you.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Some days you are the bug; some days you are the windshield.

Good judgment comes from bad experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.

~~~

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

~~~

The blonde had been married about a year when one day she came running up to her husband jumping for joy. Not knowing how to react, the husband started jumping up and down along with her.

"Why are we so happy?" he asked.

"Honey, I have some really great news for you!" She said. "Great!" he said, "Tell me what you're so happy about."

She stopped jumping and was breathless from all the jumping up and down. "I'm pregnant!" she gasped.

The husband was ecstatic as they had been trying for awhile.

He grabbed her, kissed her, and started telling her how wonderful itw as, and that he couldn't be happier.

Then she said "Oh, honey there's more!"

"What do you mean more?" he asked.

"Well we are not having just one baby, we are going to have TWINS!"

Amazed at how she could know so soon after getting pregnant, he asked her how she knew.

"It was easy" she said, "I went to the pharmacy and bought the 2-pack home pregnancy test kit and both tests came out positive!"

~~~

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping”

Chinese Proverbs

~~~

"Mr. Goldblatt," announced little Joey, "there's something I can't figure out."

"What's that, Joey?" asked Goldblatt.

"Well, according to the Bible, the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, right?"

"Right." "And the Children of Israel beat up the Phillistines, right?"

"Er, right."

"And the Children of Israel built the Temple, right?"

"Again you're right."

"And the Children of Israel fought the Egyptians, and the Children of Israel fought the Romans, and the Children of Israel were always doing something important, right?"

"All that is right, too," agreed Goldblatt. "So what's your question?"

"What were all the grown-ups doing?"

~~~

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

~~~

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.

 

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