Ray's musings and humor

I get to start over

Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life.

Avril Lavigne

! Enjoying-Life

Hi everybody. I am pleased to let you know that I am on the way to my new normal, whatever that may be. I actually slept in a bed last night after almost a week of sleeping in a recliner. My back pain has evolved into a backache that I am hoping will also leave me soon. I am even driving myself for the first time in more than a week as I go to a doctor’s appointment. No return to exercise at the Y yet, but hopefully that will resume soon

You know that say it is an ill wind that blows no good and in my case the last ten days or so provided me time for contemplation and appreciation. I had supportive messages from many of you and hands on help from my family. I also found my wife evolving from someone who is always at my side into someone how can demonstrate extraordinary patience and skill as she helped me get over my malady. I don’t remember having ever been in as much sustained pain, pain that made me even more difficult than normal.

So I again have learned to complain less and appreciate more and that the best medicine is the people around you who care. Here is a poem that gives us insight into what life offers us even on bad days.

Live Your Best Life

It only takes a moment

To stop and take a breath

To take in all the sights, and sounds

To enjoy all life has to give


Don’t take time for granted

Because it quickly slips away

Years cannot be promised

So enjoy every single day


Time and life are precious

And we only get one chance

To live life to its fullest

To live in happiness


Live your best life

Starting with today

Make sure it’s a happy one

Every step of the way


Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.

Eddie Cantor


As a sergeant in a parachute regiment I took part in several nighttime exercises. Once, I was seated next to a Lieutenant fresh from Jump School. He was quiet, sad, and looked a bit pale so I struck up a conversation. “Scared, Lieutenant?” I asked.

He replied, “No, just a bit apprehensive.”

I asked, “What’s the difference?”

He replied, “That means I’m scared with a university education.”


Every day I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I’ve stayed alive.


A priest and a rabbi found themselves sharing a compartment on a train.  After a while, the priest put down his book and opened a conversation by saying, “I know that, in your religion, you’re not supposed to eat pork… but have you really never even tasted it?”

The rabbi closed his newspaper and responded, “I must tell you the truth.  Yes I have, on the odd occasion.”

The rabbi had his turn of interrogation.  He asked, “I know that in your religion, you’re supposed to be celibate… but…”

The priest interjected, “Yes, I know what you are going to ask, and yes, I have succumbed to temptation once or twice.”

The two resumed their reading.  There was silence for a while.

Then the rabbi peeked around his newspaper and said, “Better than pork, isn’t it?!”


I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb … and I also know that I’m not blonde.

Dolly Parton-


During Marine Corp basic training, one private was being hassled by his drill instructor. “Well,” snarled the tough old sergeant to the bewildered recruit, “I suppose after you get discharged from the Corp, you’ll just be waiting for me to die so you can come and spit on my grave.”

“Not me, Sarge!” the private replied. “Once I get out of the Marines, I’m never going to stand in line again!”


“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.”

Franklin P. Jones


A man walks into a Chinese restaurant and waits at the bar for his table. He says to the bartender, “Give me a Stoli with a twist.”

The bartender smiles and says, “Once upon time, there were four little pigs…”


“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do what you’d rather not.”

Mark Twain


The pastor was talking to a group of young children about being good and going to heaven. At the end of his talk, he asked, “Where do you want to go?”

“Heaven!” Suzy cried out.

“And what do you have to be to get there?” asked the preacher.

“Dead!” yelled Little Johnny.


“We only have one life and one body to care of, and we better do it right. You never know what tomorrow may bring and so we better live this life the best we can and be grateful for everything we have.”

Novak Djokovic


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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