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Working my way back

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”

Marcus Aurelius

! 00000 Better-Health

Here we go again, another day. My highlight is going to be a visit to my ophthalmologist to follow-up on my cataract operation on my right eye and to when we can do my left eyes. Who knows when it is done I may even be able to see well at night again. The good thing about today is I’ll get out for more than just a cardio workout.

I think I am on the road to recovery but I lack the energy needed to find out for sure, maybe tomorrow after I nap. Meanwhile if you find my stamina lying around please send it back. I do appreciate this article I was just sent maybe I can grow it back.

The Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Energy

By Gisele Guilbert

The mind is willing, but the flesh is pooped! If you’ve got some great ideas and fun plans, but need more energy to carry them out, here are the top ten ways to get the energy you need. While our energy level is influenced by our body type, age, size, health, physical activity and the activity of our adrenal glands, pituitary glands, climate and nutrition, there are still a few things we CAN do to boost our energy level.

  1. Get the sleep you need!

Nothing is more draining than running on less sleep than we need. It affects our ability to process, reason, concentrate and discern hunger. So make sure you get the shut-eye your body requires.

  1. Drink your H2O!

Any time our body is dehydrated, we impede our mental performance, as well as our body’s ability to process waste, fight off infection, maintain body temperature and stay alert!

  1. Eat what your body requires to function well!

Unless you’ve been advised by a doctor, don’t fast or take in less than 1200 calories a day on the average. Eating too little leaves you feeling tired, cranky and depressed. And worse, when you do start to eat normally again, your brain will kick in some europeptide-Y, to make you binge and stock up for the next fast!

  1. Get your protein and your carbs in.

At various points in the day you may crave carbs and at other times, want protein. Listen to what your body is desiring and eat accordingly.

  1. Eat some fat!

Yes, you read that right! SOME fat! Not eating enough fat can actually overstimulate your hunger and drain you of valuable energy. Shoot for the 20% to 30% range.

  1. Take your vitamins!

It’s true. No matter how hard we try, we just can’t seem to get in all the minerals and nutrients we need from food. Start with your daily multi- and consider adding some extra Vitamin C, Calcium, and Vitamin E.

  1. Get the iron in.

Iron deficiency is one of the leading causes of fatigue. Either take a supplement or try kidney beans, lean red meat and tofu, which are great sources of iron.

  1. Avoid the sugar and alcohol.

Both substances will create a sense of fatigue and lethargy.

  1. Don’t eat too much!

Overeating and feeling stuffed only creates a desire to curl up and snooze! Instead, eat to the point where you’re satisfied but not stuffed. How do you know? Well, ask yourself if you’d be ready for a 30-minute brisk walk afterwards…if you are, you’re just right!

  1. Take a cat nap.

If you’re feeling tired and can take a few minutes – lie down in a comfortable spot for a brief nap. About 20 to 30 minutes will almost always refresh you.


“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you you’ve decided to look beyond imperfections.”



The late great Johnny Carson was the master joke teller as you can see below.

“I was so naïve as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.”

“According to statistics, it’s a lot easier to get hit by lightning than to win a Lotto jackpot. The good side: You don’t hear from your relatives.”

“For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.”

“Happiness is seeing the muscular lifeguard all the girls were admiring leave the beach hand in hand with another muscular lifeguard.”

“If God didn’t want man to hunt, He wouldn’t have given us plaid shirts.”

“The difference between divorce and legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money.”

“The Surgeon General announced today the ultimate safe-sex product. It’s called a Rubik’s condom: By the time you’ve figured out how to use it, you’ve lost the urge.”

“When turkeys mate they think of swans.”

“What’s all this fuss about plutonium? How could something named after a Disney character be dangerous?”

“The Oscars are two hours of sparkling entertainment spread over four hours.”

“I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.”


She said:

When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied “I’m not sure.”

“Look in your underwear, Grandma,” he advised.  “Mine says I’m four.”


She also said:

Our family owned restaurant is the setting for many of our discussions about how to handle the customer who asks, “What’s good tonight?”

Obviously, we would never serve anything we didn’t think was good.  I braced myself one Saturday night when I heard the dreaded question posed to my husband.

He calmly replied, “Anything over $13.95.”


Someday they’ll invent a pill that is so powerful that you’ll have to be in perfect health to take it.

Herb Shriner


While shopping in a supermarket in Florida, I heard over the PA system:

“A wallet containing a large sum of money was found, but it contains no ID.  Will those laying claim to it please form a double line at the customer service counter?”


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.


A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one. The teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was. Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted,

“Thou shall not take the covers off thy neighbor’s wife.”


Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.


Jill:  Look, Mary!  That couple at the corner table’s getting engaged.  He just gave her a ring.  How did your ex propose to you?

Mary:  Well, he said, “If you get pregnant, I’ll marry you.”


“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold or silver.”

Mahatma Gandhi


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.

Ray’s Daily has been sent for more than fifteen years to people who want to start their day on an upbeat. If you have system overload because of our daily clutter, let me know and I will send you the information via mental telepathy. If you have not been getting our daily you can request to be added by e-mailing me at raykiwsp@gmail.com. Back issues are posted at https://raykiwsp.wordpress.com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.



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