Ray's musings and humor

You’ll be glad you did!

“What I do you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things.

But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta



I have found that we can bank a whole lot of good days by spending time helping make a difference and you know what, most of it can be done at no cost. Recently I stumbled across the following edited list written by a neat lady named Anolia "Leah" Orfrecio Facun. I hope you’ll take a few minutes and read what she offers.


The TIME has come… We say ‘No more to gloom and doom!’ It is time to rise to our true potential… to experience total wellness in every area of our lives, contributing to solutions to maintain the quality of life we enjoy in our communities. This is the time that we need each other most, to work together, joining our hands together in making a difference.


  • Smile more often! Be amazed of how many will be happy to smile back at you. Besides, this is the best facial exercise you can make to delay aging signs — so smile!
  • Read and learn more. Devote time and money for self-improvement, the best investment you can make that truly pays off.
  • Love, care, give, and share more. This practice is the very purpose of your life.
  • Keep believing. Pray. Nurture your spirit. This won’t cost you any, but help or answer to your needs can be just a prayer away.


  • If you love them, then say it and show it! Do not take them for granted. They need both to hear and see you care.
  • Spend more quality time with them. It is what they’ll remember most.
  • Visit, write, call those you haven’t for a while.


  • Walk or create programs for youth to benefit them and rally for their good future.
  • Give them more opportunities to explore and develop their natural gifts and talents, express their dreams and goals.
  • Encourage our children more by your words and example. Stay positive!

For our VOLUNTEERS: (For helping us make things happen.)

  • Big "thank you!" note or anything to show your appreciation of them.
  • Join them and be prepared to do a random act of kindness anytime.
  • How about "volunteers appreciation day" to celebrate them and have a good break?

For our ENVIRONMENT: (We only have one planet, so we must take care of it.)

  • Clean and plant trees with your workmates, neighbors, etc. anywhere permissible.
  • Recycle consciously, not just plastics and papers, but clothes and others you can share. Clean up your closet, garage, or storage for everything that you don’t need. Do a yard sale or simply drive to or call local charities for pickup. This is one recycling to meet needs of others.

For ALL of US:

  • Sing, dance, be happy no matter what. Brighter days are yet to come!
  • Speak the truth. Seeking the truth can set someone free.
  • Notice and say something good or positive to someone, and mean it.
  • Learn survival techniques. Always be prepared for any emergency.
  • Accept yourself. You are gifted and blessed more than you know.
  • Be forgiving and understanding as you seek forgiveness and understanding.
  • Be involved in your community in making good things happen!


Coming together is a beginning.

Keeping together is progress.

Working together is success.

Henry Ford


A guy once wandered into a Jewish restaurant and ordered roast chicken. It arrived complete with potatoes and a few sundries, and the diner looked at it without much favor. He said to the waiter, "Don’t I get a green vegetable?"

And the waiter said, "And what color is the pickle? Purple?"


Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.

Rita Mae Brown


A Mom and Dad went to a restaurant one evening. Dad was about halfway finishing his meal when took a hard look at the potato.

He called the waitress and said, "This potato is bad."

The waitress picked it up, smacked it, and put it back on the plate, then said,

“If that potato causes any more trouble just let me know.”


"Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking."

Henry Louis Mencken


One day, a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, chemical engineer, and computer engineer were driving down the street in the same car when it broke down.

The mechanical engineer said, "I think a rod broke."

The chemical engineer said, "The way it sputtered at the end, I think it’s not getting enough gas."

The electrical engineer said, "I think there was a spark and something’s wrong with the electrical system."

All three turned to the computer engineer and said, "What do you think?"

The computer engineer said, "I think we should all get out and then get back in."


"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."

Robert Frost


Coming through the door after school one day, Little Johnny hollers out, "Okay, everyone in the house, please be advised that I, Little Johnny, have on this date made a complete fool of myself in sex education class by repeating stories concerning storks as told to me by certain parties residing in this house!"


A mother may hope that her daughter will get a better husband that she did, but she knows her son will never get as good a wife as his father did.


A Sunday school teacher was teaching her class about the difference between right and wrong.

"All right children, let’s take another example," she said. "If I were to get into a man’s pocket and take his billfold with all his money, what would I be?"

Little Johnny raises his hand, and with a confident smile, he blurts out, "you’d be his wife!"


Small deeds done are better than greater deeds planned.


As a young married couple, a husband and a wife lived in a cheap housing complex near the military base where he was working. Their chief complaint was that the walls were paper thin and they had no privacy. That was painfully obvious one morning when the husband was upstairs and the wife was downstairs on the telephone. She was interrupted by the doorbell and went to greet her neighbor.

"Give this to your husband," he said, thrusting a roll of toilet paper into her hands. "He’s been yelling for it for 15 minutes!"


"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."

Henry Vandyke


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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