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“The beginning is always today.”

Mary Shelley

 ! Enjoy your life

I have written often recently about how much enjoyment I get out of life because primarily because I have come to realize how much I have to be thankful for. I do because of my greater appreciation of the small everyday things that that abound and which more than offset the occasional negatives. I have also shared a number of articles about living in the moment since yesterday is now history and cannot be changed and tomorrow is yet to come and holds its own mysteries.

Today I realized that my life would be pretty boring if each day was the same and held only the same basics as it always has. In truth my life is enriched by placing on tomorrow’s agenda great things which enrich each new day. There are people I have yet to meet, places I have yet to see and knowledge I have yet to acquire. In fact to some extent it is the planning and anticipation of what is yet to come that helps make each day special. So while we can live each day to the fullest without worrying about yesterday or tomorrow we can invest a little time in making sure that the days ahead keep getting better.

Here is something I saved that I really like about why we should look forward to the opportunities ahead while building on the happiness we experienced today.


Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire … if you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something … for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times … during those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations … they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge… which will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes … they will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary … because it means you’ve given your all.

It’s easy to be thankful for the ‘good’ things … yet, a life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive … find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.

Author Unknown


“The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.”

Kahlil Gibran



* FIRE! FIRE! Everyone get out now!

* Don’t worry. I think it is sharp enough.

* Uh-oh.

* I don’t know where that came from! Just put it over there.

* Better crank up that anesthesia.

* I don’t think that was supposed to come off.

* Gonna have to stop here, his insurance won’t pay for the rest.

* Well, it’s five o’clock! We’ll just put this off till tomorrow.


It’s zero degrees outside today and it’s supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow. How cold will it be?


Charlie was playing with his little brother Mickey when the little boy asked whether he could fly like Superman.

“Sure you can, Mickey,” Charlie said, “Just flap your arms really *really* hard.”

So Mickey climbed up on the windowsill, started flapping like mad, jumped, then smashed into the ground just a few inches below.

Horrified, their mother came screaming into the room and asked, “What  happened?!?”

Charlie said, “I was just teaching Mickey not to believe everything someone tells him.”


Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?


A small boy was lost, so he went up to a policeman and said, “I’ve lost my dad!”

The copper said, “What’s he like?”

The little boy replied, “Beer and women!”


It has recently been discovered that research causes cancer in rats.


Coming out of church, Mrs. Smith asked her husband, “Do you think that Johnson girl is tinting her hair?”

“I didn’t even see her,” admitted Mr. Smith.

“And that dress Mrs. Davis was wearing,” continued Mrs. Smith, “Really, don’t tell me you think that’s the proper outfit for a mother of two.”

“I’m afraid I didn’t notice that either,” said Mr. Smith.

“Oh, for heaven’s sake,” snapped Mrs. Smith. “A lot of good it does you to go to church.”


“First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.”

George Burns


“Christmas Carols for the Psychiatrically Challenged”

SCHIZOPHRENIA – Do You Hear What I Hear?

MULTIPLE PERSONALITY – We Three Queens Disoriented Are.

DEMENTIA – I Think I’ll Be Home for Christmas.

NARCISSISTIC – Hark The Herald Angels Sing (About Me)

MANIA – Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town …or Deck the Halls and Spare No Expense!

PARANOIA – Santa Claus is Coming To Get Me.

PERSONALITY DISORDER – You Better Watch Out, I’m Gonna Cry, I’m Gonna Pout, then MAYBE I’ll tell you why.

DEPRESSION – Silent anhedonia, Holy anhedonia. All is calm, All is pretty lonely.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE – Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell…

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY – Thoughts of Roasting in an Open Fire.

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE – On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me (and then took it all away).


“If I were to live for tomorrow, I would have lived fullest for today.”

Santosh Kalwar


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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