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“What will you do today, that will make it a day to remember?”

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I had breakfast with a friend the other day who shared her concern for the wellbeing of someone close to her. She explained that he seemed to be giving up on life. He like many of us has gotten older with more of the aging maladies than most. As she talked I realized I have had to live through similar conditions and have had to adjust to a more modest life style.

For me my limitations just required some new ways to do things which worked well for me. I also found that gaps in my schedules allowed me time to explore new interests and to savor all that I still have.

If I could sit with her friend I would hope that he would see the benefit of not giving up on oneself and never letting life take you down. I think I would also offer him the following, I offer it to you as well for I know you are special.

24 Things To Always Remember

Author Unknown

Your presence is a present to the world.

You are unique and one of a kind.

Your life can be what you want it to be.

Take the days just one at a time.


Count your blessings, not your troubles.

You will make it through whatever comes along.

Within you are so many answers.

Understand, have courage, be strong.


Do not put limits on yourself.

So many dreams are waiting to be realized.

Decisions are too important to leave to chance.

Reach for your peak, your goal and you prize.


Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.

The longer one carries a problem the heavier it gets.

Do not take things too seriously.

Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.


Remember that a little love goes a long way.

Remember that a lot … goes forever.

Remember that friendship is a wise investment.

Life’s treasure are people together.


Realize that it is never too late.

Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.

Have hearth and hope and happiness.

Take the time to wish upon a start.




“The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn’t know about yourself.”

Shannon L. Alder


George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi was going up to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things. He phoned the police, who asked, does someone live in your shed?” and he said no. Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be along when available.

George said, “Okay,” hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again. “Hello I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now, cause I’ve just shot them all.” Then he hung up.

Within five minutes three police cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips residence. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the Policemen said to George: “I thought you said that you’d shot them?”

George said, “I thought you said there was nobody available?”


Marriage changes passion…Suddenly you’re in bed with a relative.


A story is told of a Jewish man who was riding on the subway reading an Arab newspaper. A friend of his, who happened to be riding in the same subway car, noticed this strange phenomenon.

Very upset, he approached the newspaper reader: “Moshe, have you lost your mind? Why are you reading an Arab newspaper?”

Moshe replied: “I used to read the Jewish newspaper, but what did I find? Jews being persecuted, Israel being attacked, Jews disappearing through assimilation and intermarriage, Jews living in poverty. So, I switched to the Arab newspaper.

“Now what do I find? Jews own all the banks, Jews control the media, Jews are all rich and powerful, Jews rule the world. The news is so much better!”


“Ignorance is the mother of admiration.”

George Chapman


A Sunday school teacher said to her young class, “We have been learning for awhile now how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a much higher power. Can anybody tell me what it is?”

The room was silent until one child blurted out confidently. . .”Aces!”


The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up.


An older lady was out shopping when she notices a very expensive boutique advertising, “DRESSES AND HATS ON SALE.” She can’t resist a sale and goes inside and starts trying on dresses and hats. After awhile, she finds only a hat that she really likes and buys it.

When she steps back outside, a fierce wind has picked up on her way down the street to the bus stop.

While she is standing there at her stop, she is quite worried that the wind might blow off her brand new hat. So she holds on to it with both hands. Not paying mind to anything else, she soon feels a tap on her shoulder and turns to see a young man there who says,

“Excuse me, ma’am, but why are you just holding your hat while your dress is blowing clear up to your elbows?”

The old woman replies,

“Son, I’ve had what’s under this dress for almost eighty-six years, but I’ve only had this hat for half an hour!”


“Every single person is sacred. Sacred means special, precious, a treasure of true beauty. That means you.”

Amy Leigh Mercree


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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