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Be Kind

Live a life of love, honesty, appreciation, kindness and strength. Sprinkled with a little silliness.

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My goodness it is Easter Weekend already. Our trees are blooming and the early flowers have already made their appearance.

Sunday I will be getting together with many of my family members in celebration of Easter and the birthday of two of my grandsons. My wife and I fortunate that almost all of our immediate family lives close by so we get to enjoy their company often.

One branch who doesn’t live nearby is our niece and her family; they normally are in North Carolina but this weekend our neice is in New York City attending the opening of an exhibition of our grand-nephews photos in a New York art Gallery. Eric Pickersgill has an international following since one of his series of photos was published in major magazines and newspapers in both the US and abroad. While his work has been widely exhibited this is the first exhibition in a New York gallery. We are all proud of his accomplishments.

During this Easter season I wish everyone would moderate their anger and focus on the value of kindness. Here are some thoughts that I picked up along the way that I am pleased to share with you

An Angel Wrote …

  • Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
  • To handle yourself, use your head, To handle others, use your heart.
  • Anger is one letter short of danger.
  • If someone betrays you once, it’s his fault. If they betray you twice, it’s your fault.
  • Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
  • God gives every bird it’s food, but He does not throw it into it’s nest.
  • He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses more; He who loses faith, loses all.
  • Beautiful young people are acts of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
  • Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
  • The tongue weighs practically nothing, but so few people can hold it.
  • Friends, you and me…you brought another friend, and then there were 3. We started our group…Our circle of friends…and like that circle, there is no beginning…there is no end.
  • It’s all about the ride. If I can enjoy myself, bring some degree of happiness to others, and leave things a little better than when I got here, it wasn’t a wasted trip.


It’s all about the ride. If I can enjoy myself, bring some degree of happiness to others, and leave things a little better than when I got here, it wasn’t a wasted trip.

Rock Cowles


By the way before I forget, if you are ever around the north side of Indianapolis and have some free time let me know, I would love to buy you coffee. It might be fun to explore our interests.


At the checkout counter of the department store where I was a cashier, customers frequently asked me under what circumstances items were returnable. One woman who came through my line must have been aware of store policy. She pointed to the lacy red-and-black negligee she was about to purchase. “May I bring this back if it doesn’t work?” she asked.


The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.


The Sunday after Christmas, the Sunday School teacher told her students about an angel appearing to Joseph in a dream, warning him about danger to the baby Jesus and telling him how to escape from it.

After the story time, the students were given an opportunity to draw a picture about the story.  Most of the pictures were predictable, but Larry’s had an odd element in it. “Larry, I see Joseph and Mary with the baby Jesus on a donkey, but what is that following the donkey?

“It’s the flea, teacher.”

“Flea…? Ah…what flea?” asked the teacher.

To which the boy faithfully repeated the Bible verse: “Take Mary and Jesus and flea to Egypt.  There’s Mary; there’s Jesus; and there’s the flea.”


There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.



A group of elderly Jewish men meet every Wednesday for coffee and a chat. They drink their coffee and then sit for hours discussing the world situation. Usually, their discussion is very negative. One day, Aaron surprises his friends by announcing, loud and clear, “You know what? I’ve now become an optimist.”

Everyone is totally shocked and all conversation dries up. But then Sam notices something isn’t quite right and he says to Aaron, “Hold on a minute, if you’re an optimist, why are you looking so worried?”

Aaron replies, “Do you think it’s easy being an optimist?”


Henny Youngman remarked once that, in his will, he is leaving his body to Julia Roberts. “If she can’t wait, she can have it now,” he added.


Dorothy & Dana, two blondes, ventured into the woods to bring home a Christmas tree. They were determined not to leave until they found the right tree. They walked for hours in the snow, examining every tree they found. As the afternoon turned into evening, the temperature dropped ten degrees and the wind began to blow. Still no tree.

Finally, Dana piped up: “Listen Dorothy, I really think we’d better take the next tree we see, whether it has lights and decorations on it or not!”


Does anybody else find it ironic that many couples split up because they haven’t spent enough time together?


A wife suspected that her husband was having an affair with the maid. She thought of a plan to take him by surprise. One Friday she told the maid to take the day off and that night she went into the maid’s room, switched off all the lights and, in pitch darkness, slipped into the bed. Sure enough at midnight, there were footsteps and a figure opened the door and slipped into the maid’s bed beside her. After a few passionate kisses, the wife suddenly switched on the lights and asked, “Surprised?”

“I sure am, ma’am!” stammered the chauffeur.


A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

Charles H. Spurgeon


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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