Ray's musings and humor

Love and Hope is all you need. If you believe, you will always succeed.

Kwabena Sefa


Here we are the middle of the week and I really have not accomplished much other than some limited exercise and passing up some learning opportunities. In fact today I am going to have to skip two events that I was looking forward to attending since time with a doctor makes being there impossible. It is frustrating but life goes on and I know better days are ahead. As always I find it is better to live in the moment, make the best of everyday and look forward to the good things in store tomorrow.


A few years ago Tony Peeris from India compiled a list of life principles that I think you might find interesting, here they are:

24 Thoughts to Remember As You Go Through Life

•Winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is.

•You would achieve more, if you don’t mind who gets the credit.

•When everything else is lost, the future still remains.

•Don’t fight too much or the enemy will know your art of war.

•The only job you start at the top is when you dig a grave.

•If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for everything.

•If you do little things well, you’ll do big ones better.

•Only thing that comes to you without effort is old age.

•You won’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

•Only those who do nothing do not make mistakes.

•Never take a problem to your boss unless you have a solution.

•If you are not failing, you’re not taking enough risks.

•Don’t try to get rid of your bad temper by losing it.

•If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.

•Those who don’t make mistakes usually don’t make anything.

•There are two kinds of failures: Those who think and never do, and those who do and never think.

•Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.

•All progress has resulted from unpopular decisions.

•Change your thoughts and you change your world.

•Understanding proves intelligence, not the speed of the learning.

•There are two kinds of fools in this world.: Those who give advice and those who don’t take it.

•The best way to kill an idea is to take it to a meeting.

•Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.

•Friendship founded on business is always better than business founded on friendship.


Do not educate your child to be rich. Educate him to be happy. So when he grows up, he’ll know the value of things, not the price.

Keren Zhims


When my three-year-old son opened the birthday gift from his grandmother and found a water pistol. He squealed with delight and headed for the nearest sink. I was not so pleased. I turned to Mom and said, “I’m surprised at you. Don’t you remember how we used to drive you crazy with water guns?”

Mom smiled sweetly and then replied, “I remember.”


“I always wondered why babies spend so much time sucking their thumbs. Then I tasted baby food…”

Robert Orben


Sally purchased an answering machine with a prerecorded message that used a male voice. She chose not to record a new message. The next Saturday she was “screening” her calls. The phone rang and the machine answered… After the message, there was a pause and the caller hung up. The phone rang a second time — the same result.

Then the phone rang a third time, and the person said: “This is your mother, I think. If I am, please call me.”


If moths are attracted to bright lights, how come they sleep during the day?



1. Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

2. The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

3. Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know “why” I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.

4. When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of  Algebra.

5. You know you are getting old when every thing either dries up or leaks.

6. I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

7. One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

8. One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

9. Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

10. Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf.

11. If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at.


What do a divorce in Alabama, a tornado in Kansas and a hurricane in Florida have in common?

No matter what, somebody’s fixin’ to lose a trailer.


After our old friend Phil had been a “temporary bachelor” for a few weeks, we stopped by his home to visit him. My wife asked if he was eating properly. “Well, I do eat a lot of dog food,” Tom told her.

“Dog food!” my wife exclaimed, horrified. “I can’t believe you would be eating anything like that!”

“Neither do I!” I responded.  “You’re not that easy to please when it comes to food!”

“Well, come to the kitchen and I’ll show you,” Tom replied. Opening the refrigerator door, he waved his hand at a row of doggie bags from some of the finest restaurants in town.


I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

Leonardo da Vinci


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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