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“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Dr. Wayne Dyer

 bright side

Here we go again, a new week and I am looking forward to it being a good one. I hope you are too.

One of the reasons that I am more optimistic than usual is that it appears my Cardiologist found the reason for the chest discomfort that I have experienced over the last few weeks. When I saw him on Friday they read out all the information from my Pacemaker and found that I have been going into periods of very rapid heartbeats as I understand it were coming from the lower chamber of my heart, so it was not the atrial fibrillation that I have experienced in the past but a new malady. The good news is that my Pacemaker has the capability of monitoring the chamber and a feature that allows the Pacemaker to trigger it back into normal rhythm.

So they brought in a super-tech to adjust the Pacemaker and turn on the feature. As she was doing it on the computer she saw my name and exclaimed “Wow I did not know it was you.” Now that took me surprise and I wondered if I had done something in the past that I shouldn’t of done and with my less than perfect memory I forgot. It turns out she has been a long time reader of Ray’s Daily, so I was relieved and also grateful to have the chance to see her.

I love the fact that I expect good things to happen and they usually do, there are thousands of readers of the Daily most I will never see but they are all special just like this gal. As you know I choose to live on the bright side leaving the dark side to the worriers and fretters. I have found that they are not a lot of fun and I would rather hang out with you guys.

Here is a piece I got from AcademicTips.org that outlines what can happen if you choose to believe in yourself and walk on the bright side with the rest of us.


Believe in Yourself

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better.

There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.

There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are.

So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be.

Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.


“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Christopher Robin to Pooh


For his final project in a statistics class, a student decided to conduct a survey. So it wouldn’t be a boring project, he chose to find out peoples’ favorite pastimes. The teacher required that he sample at least 100 people, so he started out his project visiting a fairly large apartment building near the university.

He knocked on the first door and a man answered. “Sir, what is your name?” asked the student


“Sir, I’m doing a school study and would like to know what is your favorite pastime?”

“Watching bubbles in the bath,” Came the reply. He liked the esoteric answer and continued down the hall, until he came to the next door, when he asked again.

“Sir, what is your name?”


“Sir, Would you please tell me your favorite pastime?”

“Watching bubbles in bath,” was the answer. Quite amused and confused he went on to ask a good number of people in the building and all of them had the same pastime “watching bubbles in bath”.

He left the building and walked across the street where there were several row houses to continue the survey. At the first house, he knocks and an attractive college girl opens the door. Our surveyor starts again – “What is your name?”

“Bubbles !”


I’d give you a piece of my mind, but I’m on the last one!


He said:  My daughter goes to great extremes in caring for her new sports car. One afternoon I went with her to get gas in it. She pulled up to the ‘full service’ pump at the station. When the attendant came out and asked what ‘grade’ of gas she wanted, she said, “Unleaded — super. The  best you have. And would you check the oil too, please.”

When the man found the car needed a quart of oil, he asked, “What kind do you use?”

“I just want the finest,” she said. “Whatever it costs. Oh, and  would you look at the radiator too. It might need water.”

And just what does your radiator take,” the attendant inquired dryly, “Perrier?”


Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.

Christopher Morley


An 80-year-old couple is having trouble remembering things, so they go to the doctor to make sure there’s nothing wrong. After an exam, the doctor says, “You’re physically okay, but you guys might want to start writing notes to help you remember things.”

That night they’re watching TV when the old man gets up from his chair. His wife says, “Where are you going?”

He says, “I’m going to the kitchen to get a glass of water.”

She says, “Will you get me some Vanilla ice cream?”

He says, “All right.”

She says, “Don’t you think you should write it down?”

He says, “I don’t have to write it down. Vanilla ice cream.”

She says, “And could I have strawberries and whipped cream?”

He says, “All right.”

She says, “Don’t you think you should write it down?”

He says, “I don’t have to write it down. Vanilla ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream.” Twenty minutes later he walks in and hands her a plate of bacon and eggs.

She says, “You forgot my toast.”


“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

Helen Keller


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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