Ray's musings and humor

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”


! Discovery-24

Today I am substituting an Iron infusion at the hospital for my daily exercise. The Iron will boost my blood and restore some energy which is always good; I look forward to again being the rejuvenated me. I am often amazed at how things can make our lives better. My medical stuff − medications, Pacemaker and the like work wonders but so does my exercise and all the things I get to do. Mainly I think it is the fact that I understand that what I get to do boosts my spirit leaving little reason to complain. The good news is that it is never too late for anyone to rejuvenate their lives; all we have to do is start and maybe make an attitude adjustmentl. All we need to do is discover more about ourselves so we can leave what might be holding us back and add good things that will brighten our future.

Here in part is something I found on the Change blog that I think is helpful for those who have decided they want to invest in their future by discovering what can make them happier. I am not sure who wrote it but I know I like what he says.


The 7 Keys to Discovering Your Life Purpose:

 1. What makes you smile? What makes you smile?  It’s okay if you don’t know, just keep on living and looking until you find out.

2. What are you curious about? What are you curious about?  What do you want to learn about?  More specifically, “What books do you have in your library?”  It’s a sign of your purpose, if all you have is cookbooks, then that’s a sign.  If you’ve only read books on cars, then that’s a sign.

3. What do you notice? The mechanic notices something wrong with the car, the hairdresser notices when someone’s hair is out of place, the speaker notices a boring speech.  What do you notice; it’s a sign of your purpose.  I notice when things are not orderly or practical, this is a sign of my purpose.  This does not fully explain my purpose, but it’s one additional piece to the puzzle.

4. What are you passionate about? Passion is a key to your purpose; it’s a sign of your purpose.  If you’re passionate about self development, then maybe there’s a helpful book that you are destined to write.  If you’re passionate about cooking, then maybe you’re supposed to be a cook, if you’re passionate about singing, then maybe you were born to be sing. What’s the lesson?  Discover your passion and it will be one step in the direction of discovering your purpose.

5. What would you do for free?  What would you do for free?  What have you done for free in the past?  Have you fixed someone’s car, washed someone’s hair?  Whatever it is, it’s a sign to your purpose.

6. What do others hear you say?  What do those close to you always hear you talking about?  Maybe you should ask them, because it’s a key to your purpose.  If you’re always talking about cars, then that’s a sign, if you’re always talking about Web sites, then that’s a sign, if you’re always talking about real estate, then that’s a sign, what do you talk about?

7. What do people complement you on? What do others say you’re naturally good at?  Do people love to hear you sing?  Design is a sign of purpose.  Trees don’t talk and elephants don’t fly.  How you’re designed is a sign.  It’s a sign of how you should be spending your time.  When you spend your time doing what you do best, then you will succeed.


“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.”

Hermann Hesse


Note: If you are not a resident of FLORIDA or never have lived in hot, humid south Florida, youmay not understand the weight of this blessing!

Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry.

Please keep it cool in mid-July.

Bless the walls where termites dine

While ants and roaches march in time.

Bless our yard where spiders pass

Fire ant castles in the grass.

Bless the garage, a home to please

Carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas.

Bless the love bugs, two by two,

The gnats and mosquitoes that feed on you.

Millions of creatures that fly or crawl, In FLORIDA, Lord, you’ve put them all!

But this is home, and here we’ll stay,

So thank you Lord, for insect spray.


“I’m dating a guy who’s twenty-one. That’s seven in boy years.”

Lisa Goich


She said: Curious when I found two black-and-white negatives in a drawer, I had them made into prints. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were of a younger, slimmer me, taken on one of my first dates with my husband.

When I showed him the photos, his face lit up. “Wow, look at that!” he said with appreciation. “It’s my old Plymouth!”


Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul.

Armand Hammer



* If it is on, I must turn it off.

* If it is off, I must turn it on.

* If it is folded, I must unfold it.

* If it is liquid, it must be shaken then spilled.

* If it is solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.

* If it is high, it must be reached.

* If it is shelved, it must be unshelved.

* If it is pointed, it must be run with full speed.

* If it has leaves, they must be picked.

* If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.

* If it is trash, it must be removed, inspected and thrown on the floor.

* If it is closed, it must be opened.

* If it does not open, it must be screamed at.

* If it has drawers, they must be rifled.

* If it is a pen or pencil, it must write on refrigerator, monitor, TV or table.

* If it is full, it will be more interesting empty.

* If it is empty, it must be more interesting full.

* If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.

* If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.

* If it is a paper, it must be torn.

* If it has switches, they must be pressed.

* If the volume is low, it must go high.

* If it is a bug, it must be swallowed. If it doesn’t stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.

* If it is not food, it must be tasted.

* If it is food, it must not be tasted.

* If it is dry, it must be made wet.


 “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”

Bob Moawad


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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