Ray's musings and humor

Every day is a good day, some are just a little better than others.    

Jeff Garthwaite


I find a lot to be interested in each day. Yesterday for example at 5:45 AM as I was the 14th in line waiting to vote I entered into conversation with voter number 13. She is a vivacious neighbor who I learned has a mother who lives a few doors down from me. It turns out she also lives close by being one of our river dwelling neighbors. I also learned that we have friends in common. She magically changed what would have been a boring wait into a delightful few minutes. It was a great way to start my day.

After I voted I went to a new restaurant in the area and discovered that they served a great homemade corned beef hash. That is something I really like but am often disappointed when served canned hash. This was not that at all, my all-time favorite hash has been served to me at the Parker House in Boston and the Old Ebetts Grill in Washington DC, happily yesterday’s hash ranks up there with the best. I’ll be back there for sure.

I am laying low for a few days waiting for the results Nuclear Stress Test on Friday. So I’ll be enjoying taking it easy for a while.

So all in all even though I am dragging a little yesterday was pretty good and it was made better knowing that the political campaigns are finally over.

Here is something I picked up a while ago that I like I hope you will too.

A Lesson in Life

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks you heart, forgive them. For they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to who you open your heart to.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.

Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either.

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.


“Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.”

Amit Ray


A husband and wife went to the fairgrounds. The wife wanted to go on the Ferris wheel, but the husband wasn’t comfortable with that. So the wife went on the ride by herself. The wheel went round and round and suddenly the wife was thrown out and landed in a heap at her husband’s feet.

“Are you hurt?” he asked.

“Of course I’m hurt!” she replied. “Three times around and you didn’t wave once.”


An antique is something your grandmother bought, your mother threw out, and you are now buying back.


A bricklayer at my husband’s construction job routinely complained about the contents of his lunch box. “I’m sick and tired of getting the same old thing!” he shouted one day. “Tonight I’ll set my wife straight.”

The next day the men could hardly wait until lunch time to hear what happened.

“You bet I told her off,” the bricklayer boasted. “I said, ‘No more of the same old stuff. Be creative!’ We had one heck of a fight, but I got my point across.”

He had indeed. In front of an admiring audience, he opened his lunch box to find that his wife had packed a coconut- and a hammer.


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

Robert Frost


Jill and Nadine were having lunch and Jill looked a little upset.

“What’s wrong?” asked Jill.

“I’m really worried about myself,” Nadine said forlornly. “My memory has always been a source of quiet pride to me, but lately it’s been failing me. I’m having a hard time remembering things from the mundane to the major.”

“I wouldn’t worry too much about it,” Jill said consolingly, “sounds like you’ll forget all about it tomorrow.”


Always behave like a duck…. keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like crazy underneath!


Traffic Court Judge:  “And, when you crashed into the stop sign, ma’am, just what gear were you in?”

Blonde Driver:  “Oh, that’s easy! It was the blue print suit, navy pumps, and matching handbag, your Honor.”


Why do we say something is awfully good? What exactly do we mean by this?


Jill and Nadine hadn’t seen each other in awhile, so they decided to meet for lunch. The talk naturally got around to their respective love lives. Jill confided that there really wasn’t anyone special in her life. Nadine, on the other hand, was beaming about the new man she had found.

“He’s perfect.  He’s handsome, and last night when we went out to dinner, he said the four little words I’ve been waiting to hear a man say to me!”

“He said ‘will you marry me’?” Jill asked.

Nadine replied, “No, he said ‘put your money away’.”


Consciousness:  That annoying time between naps.


The minister’s car wouldn’t start and so he called the garage to come and tow it in for repairs. When the truck driver appeared at his house to get the car, the minister says,

“I hope you go easy on me. You know I’m only a poor preacher.”

“I know,” replied the tow truck driver… “I’ve heard you preach.”


Every single day is a good day no matter how bright or dark it is, because it always brings an opportunity to start a positive beginning in your life.

Edmond Mbiaka


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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