Ray's musings and humor

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

William Feather


 Yesterday I shared with you that I appreciated how I could now put available time to good use. Good use to me does not mean doing more of the same things I always have done for often that is a sure way to find yourself dug further unto a lifelong rut. So often a great new experience or lesson can be found nearby but only if we are willing to go out and find it.

I am glad that I get to define what a great new experience is for I have learned that even what appears to have little consequence in fact adds something to my enjoyment. As I walk through life each day I find flowers waiting to be seen, people standing by ready to be met and surprising lessons to be learned. I now know that no matter how long I live I will never run out of things to do, people to meet or things to see.

Here is a list of simple ways to enjoy life that I copied from the Life Optimizer web site. If you make time for just one of these most days you stand a good chance of finding that you have caught the love life virus.


1.Enjoy your meal. Don’t just eat. Taste it and appreciate its richness.

2.Learn to cook.

3.Feel music and not just listen to it.

4.Play music. More than just listening, playing music allows you to express yourself.


6.Gather with old friends.

7.Take a walk in the park.

8.Go hiking.

9.Read a novel.

10.Find and watch a movie you like.

11.Give yourself a lazy day.

12.Play board games with your friends.

13.Have a candle-light dinner with your spouse.

14.Play mini games.

15.Read comics.

16.See beautiful pictures.

17.Read inspiring quotes.

18.Learn to paint.

19.Read a classic book.

20.Exercise with friends.

21.Watch funny videos.

22.Play with kids.

23.Play a mind game.

24.Have a cup of coffee.

25.Get a massage.

26.Go to a museum.

27.Go to a theater.

28.Watch sunrise.

29.Take pictures.

30.Browse your photo album for your treasured memories.


Believe in yourself, not only in swimming, but in life itself. You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you’re not enjoying it, don’t do it. Life’s too short.

Debbie Meyer


He:  I have a complaint, dear.

She:  What is it, darling?

He:  We’ve been married twenty-five years and you still correct me every time I open my mouth, dear.

She:  Twenty-six years, darling.


People will believe anything if you whisper it.


Tower: “United 702, cleared for takeoff, contact departure on 124.7.”

United 702: “Tower, United 702 switching to departure …by the way, after we lifted off, we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway.”

Tower: “Continental 635, cleared for takeoff. Contact departure on 124.7; did you copy the report from United?”

Continental 635: “Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied United. We’ve already notified our caterers.”


If you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably don’t have any sense at all.


She said: My husband and I have our two mothers sharing a double room in our community seniors’ home. One is 96, mentally alert, but has little sight; the other is 90, in good health, but is often confused and totally devoid of memory retention or recall. Together, they complement each other’s handicaps and help each other: one relates the messages; the other relates the vision.

While out on a drive one day, my mother was describing the passing scene, and said to my mother-in-law, “Too bad you aren’t able to see all this.”

My mother-in-law quickly replied: “That’s all right. At least I’ll remember where I’ve been.”


Love is blind — and it’s not too bright, either.


The minister gave his Sunday morning service, as usual, but this particular Sunday, it was considerably longer than normal.

Later, at the door, shaking hands with parishioners as they filed out, one man said,

“Your sermon, Pastor, was simply wonderful – so invigorating and inspiring and refreshing.”

The minister of course, broke out in a big smile, only to hear the man add, “Why I felt like a new man when I woke up!”


I wonder how long I would be on hold if my call WASN’T important to them?


Morris realized he needed to purchase a hearing aid, but he felt unwilling to spend much money. “How much do they cost?” he asked the salesperson.

“That depends,” he said. “They run from $2.00 to $2,000.”

“Let’s see the $2.00 model,” said Morris the miser.

The salesperson put the device around Morris’ neck. “You just stick this button in your ear and run this little string down to your pocket,” he instructed.

“How does it work?” , asked Morris.

“For $2.00 it doesn’t work,” the salesperson replied. “But when people see it on you, they’ll talk louder.”


If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.

Morris West


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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