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“If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.”

Cavett Robert


Yesterday I had breakfast with a friend that always brings joy into my life. I wish I could share her with all of you. Her kindness and warmth always inspires the folks around her as she so often does for me. My friend’s life has not always been easy but no matter what happens she never lets things take her down.

She is the kind of person that we all need. She is someone who holds our hand when we are down and helps us along life’s rough spots when things don’t go well. And you know what; she does not even know she is doing it. She does not offer advice nor has she a book of magic answers all she does is sits with you during the storm letting you know that it too will pass.

Yep. Yesterday was special and I was again reminded that joy is always within our grasp if we just choose to let it in. Here is something I got years ago that reminds me of how I believe my friend thinks.

Live Life with Joy

Certainly you can create your own sacred space, a heaven on a daily basis. It is a matter to feel it, to put value to everything you do. When people just do things to get by, that is what they get. Do everything with passion, even what you think is not worthwhile and needs to be done.

Feel it, live it while you do it but don’t do it to please anybody; do it for you. You deserve the best. Enjoy it without expecting any reward. Put your soul in what you do because what is around you is what you tell the world about who you really are and how far you can get. By doing everything as great as love is, you get not only satisfaction but the transformation of a new you.

Don’t waste your valuable time; keep yourself in a learning mode. Value, appreciate and be happy with what you have. Pursue your dreams and goals; you can do it!

Give, give and give! Take care not only of yourself but also of what you think, feel and your actions. Relinquish to your comfort zone. Take a chance and take time to remember how special, capable, valuable, blessed and loveable you really are. Allow your essence to come out and really live!

May all the joy of the world shower your being, and may you feel the bliss of being alive by blending your essence with the essence of everything you do and everybody you come in contact with.

With the best intentions for a better world,

Written by Eduardo Dominguez


“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”

Anne Frank


Top Ten Things Only Women Understand……

  1. Cats’ facial expressions.
  2. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
  3. Why bean sprouts aren’t just weeds.
  4. Getting new clothes every year.
  5. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
  6. The difference between beige, off-white, and eggshell.
  7. Cutting your bangs to make them grow.
  8. Eyelash curlers.
  9. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made AND, the Number One thing only women understand:
  10. Other Women


There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Mark Twain


A nerd was walking on campus one day when his friend, another nerd, rode up on an incredible shiny new bicycle. The first nerd was stunned and asked, “Where did you get such a nice bike?”

The second nerd replied, “Well, yesterday I was walking along minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up to me on this bike.  She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, ‘Take what you want!'”

The second nerd nodded approvingly, “Good choice, the clothes probably wouldn’t have fit.”


“From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover you have wings.”

Helen Hayes


Rabbi Morris has just resigned and Irving, the synagogue president, goes to visit him.

“Rabbi,” Irving says, “I’ve just heard the news. I’m really sorry that you’ve decided to leave us.”

“Don’t worry,” says Rabbi Morris, “you’ll have nothing to worry about. I’m going to recommend a successor whom I believe will be better than me.”

“But that’s exactly what’s worrying me,” says Irving, “your predecessor told me exactly the same thing.”


Opportunity may only knock once, but temptation raps for years.



The finance committee refuses to provide funds for the purchase of a chandelier because none of the members knows how to play one.

People ask, when they learn that Jesus fed the 5000, whether the two fish were bass or catfish, and what bait was used to catch ’em.

A member of the church requests to be buried in his 4-wheel-drive truck because “It ain’t never been in a hole it couldn’t git out of.”

High notes on the organ set the dogs on the floor to howling.

People think “rapture” is what you get when you lift something too heavy.


If a man’s “Captain of his ship”, his wife’s likely the Admiral.


My friend’s husband always teases her about her lack of interest in household chores.  One day he came home with a gag gift, a refrigerator magnet that read: “Martha Stewart doesn’t live here.”

The next day he came home to find the magnet holding up a slip of paper.  The note read: “Neither does Bob Vila.”


A priest, a minister and a rabbi walk into a bar.

The bartender looks up and says, “What is this, a joke?”


She said: My husband is wonderful with our baby daughter, but often he turns to me for advice.  Recently, I was in the shower when he poked his head in to ask, “What should I feed Lily for lunch?”

“That’s up to you,” I replied.  “There’s all kinds of food. Why don’t you pretend I’m not at home?”

A few minutes later, my cell phone rang.  I answered it to hear my husband asking, “Yeah, hi, Honey.  Uh..what should I feed Lily for lunch?”


The only people who listen to both sides of an argument are the neighbors.


“If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.”

Santosh Kalwar


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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