Ray's musings and humor

I am up and running

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”


 ! accomplishment

Only a few more days until Christmas and I have more than enough to keep me busy over the next week. I am glad that my chicken soup therapy coupled with a ridiculous amount of bed rest has cured my cold or at least made its last gasps tolerable.

Of course I am at the age where just getting going with some vigor is a god send. I am sure people are pleased that I get up so early that they never have to see me trying to start my engines. The good thing is once I get going I forget how old I am. When I get started I find each day has a lot to offer and I am glad I don’t have to miss much. What about you? Are your days all you want them to be? If not this edited article written by Keyara Alexandra may be worth your while.

 Tips to Boost Your Day

Each day is hard work. We have to get up, run here and then run there all while keeping a smile on our faces letting everyone know that we’re okay. Caring for ourselves? Ha! Who has time for that? While, I have to say that caring for myself is an uphill battle most days, the rewards I reap from loving me are exceptional! Here are a few tips to give yourself a boost on any given Monday.

Start with positive thoughts.

Wake up. Snooze. Groan. Snooze. Wake up 20 minutes later and curse yourself on the way out the door. Does this sound familiar? How does cursing yourself serve you? Forgiveness is not just for outsiders, but for you too. Make room for forgiveness when you make little mistakes. No one will die if you’re a little late, and your day will be a lot better.

Treat yourself like you want to be treated.

Do you notice that we save our nicest demeanor and grace for strangers and elders but sometimes treat our friends and families with carelessness? That’s bad enough but it doesn’t stop there. We save our worst criticism, our meanest self for our very own. If you wouldn’t say it to a friend or elder, then don’t say it to yourself. It isn’t constructive, and it isn’t helping so stop being mean to you.

Acknowledge greatness.

Whenever someone is rude to us we often wish that we can let them know how rude they are. We have this incredible urge to tell negative people where to go and how to get there. Try this: when someone rubs you the right way, and leaves a positive feeling with you, don’t let it go unsaid! It truly takes little effort to tell someone they’re awesome and that act will reflect positive vibes onto you as well.

Be grateful.

Think about something you’re truly grateful for. Sit with it. Relish in it….now try and be negative about something. You can’t.

Talk to your inner child.

Approach life like a kid sometimes because these guys are the true fun experts. We would all be better at life if we retapped in to the expertise that we all have had before. Life really isn’t as serious as a lot of us try to make it.


Or sing. Or run out into the rain. Get out of your comfort zone in a silly way and watch your days soar.

Accept your gift!

The present is a gift and truly the only moment you have. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is never coming, sorry. You owe it to yourself to create your own happiness in each day. Happiness is not this fleeting thing, but a manifestation of your thoughts.


There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

Norman Vincent Peale


“And you tell me several men proposed marriage to you,” said the husband.

“Yes, several,” the wife replied.

“Well I wish you had married the first fool who proposed.”

“I did.”


If a turtle loses his shell, is it naked or homeless?


The following are actual medical records taken from patients charts around North America.

* The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut and handed to the pediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately.

* Exam of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.

* Rectal exam revealed a normal size thyroid.

* I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.

* Bleeding started in the rectal area and continued all the way to Los Angeles.

* She is numb from her toes down.

* The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.

* The patient was to have a bowel resection. However he took a job as a stockbroker instead.

* Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches.

* Patient was alert and unresponsive.


A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions that your wife asks for nothing.


The applicant for life insurance was finding it difficult to fill out the application.  The salesman asked what the trouble was, and the man said that he couldn’t answer the question about the cause of death of his father. The salesman wanted to know why.  After some embarrassment the client explained that his father had been hanged.

The salesman pondered for a moment.  “Just write: ‘Father was taking part in a public function when the platform gave way.'”


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.


Her definitions:

ARGUMENT (ar*gyou*ment)n. A discussion that occurs when you’re right, but he just hasn’t realized it yet.

AIRHEAD (er*hed)n. What a woman intentionally becomes when pulled over by a policeman.

CANTALOUPE (kant*e*lope)n. Gotta get married in a church.

CLOTHES DRYER (kloze dri*yer)n. An appliance designed to eat socks.

DIET SODA (dy*it so*da)n. A drink you buy at a convenience store to go with a half pound bag of peanut M&Ms.

ETERNITY (e*ter*ni*tee)n. The last two minutes of a football game.

EXERCISE (ex*er*siz)v. To walk up and down a mall, occasionally resting to make a purchase.

HAIR DRESSER (hare dres*er)n. Someone who is able to create a style you will never be able to duplicate again.


I seriously feel like the best days are ahead, and I like the idea of getting to do everything I did before but with more knowledge, experience, and street smarts. There’s a certain love, appreciation, and gratitude that you have at 40 that you don’t have when you’re younger, and it makes every accomplishment feel so much better.

Jennifer Lopez


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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