Ray's musings and humor

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.

William Feather

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Juniors Jorden Mitchell and Caroline Morant tied for first in the all-around, and Brown University gymnastics won its fifth meet of the year, scoring a 193.950, in its home and regular season finale in a quad meet at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday night.

Mitchell (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Morant (Chicago, Ill.) each scored a 39.050 in the all-around, marking a personal-best score for Mitchell. Mitchell won her sixth all-around title on the year while Morant claimed her third all-around crown.

Mitchell earned her third floor title of the year, placing first in the event behind a career-high 9.900.

Jorden is my granddaughter and one of my wonderful seven grandchildren,


I am at the age where just making it for another day is a joy. Here is part of a poem by an unknown author that is worth considering as the days go by.

 The Secret of Life

Every day goes by like the last It seems that time flies too fast I close my eyes and ask it to stop I look at the clock and another minute has passedI think to myself…

What would I do if I weren’t consumed Consumed by the world and all that it is The obligations attached to being successful and popular What would I do?

Embrace those that I love…

Care for those that I don’t…

Learn how to love those I hate….

Enjoy every moment I get…

Forget about what means nothing …

Remember all that means everything…

Make a joke when I shouldn’t…

Laugh even though its not funny…

Cry when I’m happy…

Never fear, it only wastes time…

Show the devil when he’s met his match…

Cast out my demons forever…

Travel the world and see…

Stand on the highest mountain…

Be the heart of a dead country…Make my own music…

Even though it doesn’t rhyme, make my own poem…

Sing my own songs…

Make new friends…

Accept different cultures…

Eat weird food…

Hug, kiss, and never let go…


True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca


The paper machine’s speed controlled drive system was down and the company was losing $10,000 an hour in profits. They placed an emergency call to the General Electric repair service, and since it was 3:00 am on Saturday night, the only repair man they had available was old Charlie.

Old Charlie had been a repairman for 35 years and was only two years from retirement. He had seen it all and wasn’t impressed by much. As old Charlie pulled up to the guard shack at the plant entrance, he was waved through and greeted by no one less than the plant manager. “Thank goodness you’re here” he said “How long will it take you to fix it?” Now Charlie had had nothing more than the sketchiest description of the problem but he replied without hesitation, “Oh about fifteen minutes”.

“Great!” replied the plant manager, “My men will show you where the drive controls are and get you anything you need.” After three hours of testing, reading prints, asking questions, the drive system was still not working. The plant manager became increasingly enraged and accosted old Charlie, “I thought you said you could fix this thing in FIFTEEN MINUTES!” “I can and I will, ” he replied, “As soon as I figure out what the heck is wrong with it!”


Memory is a child walking along the seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.

Pierce Harris


She shares one of her secrets:

How to Start Your Day With A Positive Outlook……

  1. Open a new file in your PC.
  2. Name it “Housework.”
  3. Send it to the RECYCLE BIN
  4. Empty the RECYCLE BIN
  5. Your PC will ask you, “Are you sure you want to delete Housework permanently?”
  6. Answer calmly, “Yes,” and press the mouse button firmly….
  7. Feel better? . . . . (thought so.)


It is good to question authority, but not mine.


As I drove into a parking lot, I noticed that a pickup truck with a dog sitting behind the wheel was rolling toward a female pedestrian.  She seemed oblivious, so I hit my horn to get her attention.  She looked up just in time to jump out of the way of the truck’s path, and the vehicle bumped harmlessly into the curb and stopped.

I rushed to the woman’s side to see if she was all right. “I’m fine,” she assured me, “but if that dog hadn’t honked…”


Public opinion flourishes where there are no ideas.


Bloopers from Sunday School Students

The Fifth Commandment is humor thy mother and father.

A Christian should have only one wife. This is called monotony.

The epistles were the wives of the apostles.


Some folks call their banks to get their balance.  I just shake mine.


Morris Cohen phones a local mental hospital and asks the receptionist if there is anybody in room 36. She goes and checks, and comes back to the phone, telling him, “No, the room is empty.”

“Good,” says Morris. ” Unless your lying . . . that means I must have really escaped!”


I feel like life is really short, and it’s important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it’s a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can’t escape challenges; they are part of life.

Miranda Kerr


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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