Ray's musings and humor

We need each other

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Mahatma Gandhi


I don’t know about you but I am appalled by the political rhetoric and the lack of civility that is being exhibited these days. I am also saddened by the animosity being shown by so many people. Some seem to be unwilling to examine what is being said for feasibility or even accuracy, Huey Long promised he would make every man a king and put a chicken in every pot as he helped destroy his state. I have faith that my fellow citizens will not allow themselves to be led down a path to a place that does not exist.

Meanwhile I will retain my optimism, treat the people I meet with kindness and enjoy my life. Here are some thoughts I picked up along the way that offer a better way to live

Thoughts for the Day

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.

If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn’t oversleep.

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

The best vitamin for making friends….. B1!

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.

One thing you can give and still keep…is your word.

You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself

If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.

One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.

Ideas won’t work unless ‘You’ do.

Your mind is like a parachute…it functions only when open.

The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime!

It is never too late to become what you might have been.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.

So love the people who treat you right, and forget about the ones who don’t.

Believe everything happens for a reason.

If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it change’s your life, let it.

Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back.

Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we’ve let them fly away.

Sometimes we are so caught up in who’s right and who’s wrong that we forget what’s right and wrong.

Author Unkown


To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

Tony Robbins


I learned when I was a commissioner in the Boy Scouts that it always rains on tents.  Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds, for the opportunity to rain on a tent.


She said: Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children.

One day I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her shot.  “NO!  NO!  NO!” she screamed.

“Lizzie,” her mother scolded, “That’s not polite behavior.”

At that, the girl yelled even louder, “NO, THANK YOU!  NO, THANK YOU!”


Each day is a chance to make dreams come true and a celebration of value and accomplishments.


Bobby and Ralph were walking home from Sunday School, each deep in his own thoughts.

Finally Ralph said, “What do you think about all this devil stuff we studied today?”

Bobby replied thoughtfully, “Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. This is probably just your Dad, too…”


Remember, once you get over the hill, you’ll begin to pick up speed.


“So,” Jane asked the detective she had hired, “did you trail my husband?”

“Yes ma’am. I did. I followed him to a bar, to an out-of-the-way restaurant and then to an apartment.”

A big smile crossed Jane’s face, “Aha!! Then I’ve got him!” she said, gloating. “Is there any doubt what he was doing?”

“No ma’am.” replied the sleuth, “It’s pretty clear that he was following you.”


“The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”

Robert Frost


Judi and Gayle were having a rare heart to heart talk.  “What do you consider your worst vice,” Judi asked.

“I don’t like to admit it,” Gayle said, “but my worst vice is vanity.  Sometimes I sit in front of the mirror and just admire my face.”

“I wouldn’t worry about it,” said Judi.  “That’s not vanity.  That’s imagination.”


As long as I can remember, I’ve had amnesia.


A woman was chatting with her next-door neighbor. “I feel real good today. I started out this morning with an act of unselfish generosity. I gave a five dollar bill to a bum.”

“You mean you gave a bum five dollars? That’s a lot of money to give away like that. What did you husband say about it?”

“Oh, he thought it was a good thing to do and thanked me.”


“If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.”

Grace Murray Hopper


As I was driving home from work one day, I stopped to watch a local Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home.

As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was.

“We’re behind 14 to nothing,” he answered with a smile.

“Really,” I said. “I have to say you don’t look very discouraged.”

“Discouraged?” the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face. “Why should we be discouraged? We haven’t been up to bat yet!”


The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

Albert Camus


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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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.


Comments on: "We need each other" (1)

  1. a great reminder

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