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“I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.”

Leo F. Buscaglia


Friends who read the daily on my 360 Blog page have the ability to comment and share their thoughts. I wish the other readers (there are about 800 of them) who get the daily via subscription had the same ability. Here is what some of our readers had to say in response to our last Blog.


  • Marcia in Texas wrote… I agree that aging is a gift…I just wish the wrapping was more attractive!
  • Barb in Minnesota said……Move over Ray, I love playing in the sandbox, It brings back many memories
  • Janae from Australia commented….. This Is just what I needed, My Inner child has been playing up.
  • Maya from here in Indianapolis wrote……I am gleefully jumping in the sandbox on one condition, I am 21, BUT, I get to retain what I know NOW.
  • My friend Julie from the UK replied with….I’m soon to be 50..but today I feel like a 7 year old.
  • Paula from S.Derbyshire UK wrote  I am a lady who doesn’t think about age, I am not bothered at all about the years that come and go, I have the same outlook as I had when I was in my twenties, I don’t worry about birthdays and never celebrate them either.
  • Nancie sent us this from South Korea…  I don’t think I would change my age. What would be nice would be stay at the age I am right now, and maybe only age a year after 3 or 4 years. I think that would be perfect!
  • Sunny, from sunny California added…  Where you been? I’ve been in the sandbox forever…giggles I let my inner child out so often, "she just took over!" I tell my age all the time, always have. I eat what I want 6 times a day…I have my desert before I eat main foods, taught my kids and grandkids the same….I believe in moderation in all things I eat, and drink. I dance n jog daily, I always have, as well as play at the park… Age is a state of mind, I love my birthday cake! I yelled to get into this world, I do think I will do the same leaving… only it will be laughter for sure!
  • Pat wrote from Ohio….  I love the sandbox and plan to join you there. I have always thought memory is a bad thing, unless you only remember the good times. Dwelling on past slights is a waste of time. Tis better to enjoy each day, because we don’t know how many more we will have.
  • Precious commented from Vancouver, B.C…..Yes, it would be wonderful if we had all this in our 20’s but then we would have missed out on all the good things, and all the bad things as well as mistakes that we made that have turned into tools for our living better lives.
  • Gaby sent this from the Eastern US …….I only resent one thing about life’s management or CEO… the life span doesn’t go full circle here……once we learn so much we’re on our way out– pfffft! It should instead become the reversal *in body* so that we then can wisely use all this ‘stuff’. We need to have a staff meeting with the Designer.
  • Mary in Fort Worth wrote…  I am about to turn 51, and learned the secret of age about 3 or 4 years ago. Wow, isn’t it amazing??!! Playing is wonderful, and dessert before dinner (or as dinner) is a wonderful thing, as Sunny said. Did you know that one of the main differences between adult and child behavior is that while adults on average laugh 20 times a day, a child laughs 400?
  • Colorado artist, writer Wildflower wrote …  Age is only a number and it doesn’t matter how old you are. What matters the most is what have you learned in the time that you were born and how wise you have become. I do remember the old day when things were better and it isn’t life today. When you saw someone in need you were out there helping them. Things sure have changed but we all must go on in life and do the very best we can in life.

There were many other similar comments for which I am grateful. So what does it all mean? It means that our readers are nice, really smart people and it also means we are going to have to get one hell of a big sandbox.


 “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”



"Excerpts From The Dog’s Daily Diary"  

8:00 am – Oh Boy! Dog food! My favorite!  

9:30 am – Oh Boy! A car ride! My favorite!  

9:40 am – Oh Boy! A walk! My favorite!  

10:30 am – Oh Boy! A car ride! My favorite!  

11:30 am – Oh Boy! Dog food! My favorite!  

12:00 noon – Oh Boy! The kids! My favorite!  

1:00 pm – Oh Boy! The yard! My favorite!  

4:00 pm – Oh Boy! The kids! My favorite!  

5:00 pm – Oh Boy! Dog food! My favorite!  

5:30 pm – Oh Boy! Mom! My favorite!  

6:00 pm – Oh Boy! Playing ball! My favorite!  

6:30 pm – Oh Boy! Sleeping in master’s bed! My favorite!  


A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.


To get acquainted with his new Parish, the Priest decided to call on some daily. One he selected was a young widow, her husband, according to the index card, had died two years ago. After knocking at the door, he was greeted by a young lady with a baby in her arms.

He said, "I’m sorry, I must have the wrong address, I was looking for the widow Laffitte."

"You’ve found her, Father." smiled the lady.

"Well, according to the card here, it says your husband died over two years ago." he said glancing at the baby in her arms.

"That’s correct, Father. He surely did …but I didn’t!"


"I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers."

Joseph Blosephina


Top Ten Signs You’re Being Stalked by Martha Stewart

10. You get a threatening note made up of letters cut out of a magazine with pinking shears, and they’re all the same size, the same font, and precisely lined up in razor-sharp rows.

9. You find a lemon slice in the dog’s water bowl.

8. On her TV show she makes a gingerbread house that looks exactly like your split-level, right down to the fallen licorice downspout and the half-open graham cracker garage door.

7. You find your pet bunny on the stove in an exquisite tarragon,rose

petal & saffron demi-glace’, with pecan-crusted hearts of palm and adelicate mint-fennel sauce.

6. The unmistakable aroma of potpourri follows you even after you leave the bathroom.

5. You discover that every napkin in the entire house has been folded into a swan.

4. No matter "where" you eat, your place setting always includes an oyster fork.

3. Twice this week you’ve been the victim of a drive-by doilying.

2. You wake up in the hospital with a concussion and endive stuffing in every orifice.

AND THE NUMBER 1 Sign You’re Being Stalked by Martha Stewart…

1. You awaken one morning with a glue gun pointed squarely at your temple.


"Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes."

Oscar Wilde


My friend’s mother is a proper Southern lady and a passionate gardener who spends hours outside with her plants. In her neighborhood, where she has lived most of her life, no one has fences and every yard is open to the next. 

Recently one of her longtime neighbors, an elderly man, moved away. "Are you going to miss him?" my friend asked.

"Actually I’m relieved," her mother replied. "Now I can bend over."


“When we come together to play and be we are truly ourselves, when we are truly ourselves it is wonderful and when we act collectively in that wonder we do transformative work for our community and our world.”

Brad Colby


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

 Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies.

The editor is somewhat senile.

This daily is sent only to special 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 join at http://groups.google.com/group/Rays-Daily. Back issues are posted at http://360.yahoo.com/raykiwsp currently there are about 1000 readers from all over the world.

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