Ray's musings and humor

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

Rabindranath Tagore

 ! 000000 Happy thoughts

Yesterday was filled with good news on my health front. My Electrophysiologist, my Cardiologist and my Hematologist all have focused on my lack of energy being attributed to my always low hemoglobin levels. First my heart docs have decided that the stability of my heart rhythm over the past year or so and the removal of an extraneous heart appendage during my open heart surgery should allow me for the first time in over ten years to go off of blood thinners. So no more daily doses, no more regular testing and no more appointments to have my meter checked. They figured that my recent bouts of internal bleeding may have been avoided if I was not on the medication and that currently there may be minor bleeding associated with my low hemoglobin.

Then my Hematologist found that even with my heavy doses of iron medicine I have significant iron anemia so this week I will start a three week regimen of infusions. So I will get additional reading time at the Hospital as I sit allowing my body to absorb the iron fluids being administered.

All of this is good news as it would explain my constant tiredness and the need for daily naps. And who knows I may be able to restart some of the activities I have had to curtail during this past year. Bottom line – I am optimistic and feeling real good. If you would like to be as happy as me today you might try one of these ideas I got from the internet.

Ways to Make Yourself Feel Good

  • Invite someone to lunch. I know I am always ready.
  • Let someone cut in during rush hour traffic.
  • Leave a waitress or waiter a big tip.
  • Let a person know you really appreciate them.
  • Tell someone you thought about them the other day.
  • Ask to see a store’s manager and comment on the great service.
  • Give your place in line at the grocery store to someone who has only a few items.
  • Repeat something nice you heard about someone else.
  • Ask an elderly person to tell you about the good old days.
  • Tell someone which quality you like most about them.
  • Wave to someone looking for a parking space when you’re about to leave a shopping center.
  • Be especially happy for someone when they tell you their good news.


Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life. And when you feel better about life, your life is better.

Art Linkletter


Jon was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands. He grabbed Jon by the hand and pulled him aside. The Pastor said to him, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!”

Jon replied, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.”

The Pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?”

He whispered back, “I’m in the secret service.”


Do something. If it doesn’t work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.

Jim Hightower


There was this country fellow from Tennessee who had a flat tire, pulled off the road, and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in the front and back of the car. Then he got back in the car to wait. A passerby studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious he turned and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was.

The man replied, “I have a flat tire.”

In response the passerby asked, “But what’s with the flowers?”

The man responded, “When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back! I never did understand it neither.”


I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I *had* any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn’t have signed up for an exercise class!


Everyone knows Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong, will…” Here are some other Laws you may not have heard!

Lorenz’s Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.

Anthony’s Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Lowery’s Law of Home Repair: If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway

Beach’s Law: Interchangeable parts aren’t.

Tussman’s Law: Nothing is as inevitable as a mistake whose time has come.

Lane’s Law of Supply and Demand: The one item you need is always in short supply.

Cannon’s Karmic Law: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire.

Martin’s Law of Meteorology: The worse the weather, the more you are required to be out in it.

Norman Einstein’s Law: If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.


“Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”

Leonardo da Vinci


She said: Late one Saturday evening, I was awakened by the ringing of my phone. In a sleepy grumpy voice I said hello.  The party on the other end of the line paused for a moment before rushing breathlessly into a lengthy speech.

“Mom, this is Susan and I’m sorry I woke you up, but I had to call because I’m going to be a little late getting home.  See, Dad’s car has a flat but it’s not my fault.  Honest!  I don’t know what happened.  The tire just went flat while we were inside the theater.  Please don’t be mad, okay?”

Since I don’t have any daughters, I knew the person had dialed my number by mistake.

“I’m sorry dear,” I replied, “but you’ve reached the wrong number.  I don’t have a daughter named Susan.”

“Wow, Mom,” the young woman’s voice replied, “I didn’t think you’d be this mad!”


“No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.”

Jascha Heifetz


Students at school were asked by their teacher to write about the harmful environmental effects of oil on fish. One 11-year old wrote, “When my mom opened a tin of sardines last night it was full of oil and all the sardines were dead.”


With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Note: No Daily Tomorrow Ray is on assignment

Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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