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Ray’s Daily

June 16, 2017



“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I probably told you before but I am disappointed in how many people I know who don’t realize how good they are. What is unfortunate is that too often some of us hold ourselves back because we don’t think we are capable enough. I have learned over the years that the successful folks are the ones who don’t hold back. They realize that they won’t get far if they never start.

I know in my life I was often surprised to find I was able to do more than I thought I could. I, like many others learned that the journey that took me beyond my misperceived limits enriched my life.

I know I believe in what you can do, I hope you do too. So please heed the following advice and oh by the way, I’ll be the guy on the sidelines cheering as you go by.

Believe in Yourself

Author Unknown

 There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be.

That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down.

But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.

There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them.

Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are.

So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be.

Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.

Keep Believing in Yourself!


“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”

Roy T. Bennett,


“What are you selling, young man,” he asked.

“I’m not selling anything, sir.” the young man replied. “I’m the Census Taker.”

“A what?” the man asked.

“A Census Taker. We are trying to find out how many people are in the United States.”

“Well,” the man answered. “You’re wasting your time with me, I have no idea.”


Now is the most interesting time of all.


My medical friends tell me that:

-:- The patient furthest away from the nurses’ station rings the call bell more often than the patient nearest to the nurses’ station.

-:- You always remember “just one more thing” you need after you’ve gowned, gloved, and masked and gone into that isolation room.

-:- The correct depth of compression in adult CPR is a bit less than the depth you just reached when you broke those ribs.

-:- When you cancel extra staff because it’s so quiet, you are guaranteed a rash of admissions.

-:- If you wear a new white uniform, expect to be thrown up on.

Corollary: Residents always poop on your brand new shoes.

-:- There is always a way, and it usually doesn’t work.

-:- When management smiles at you, be afraid, very afraid …

-:- Staffing will gladly send you three aides–but you have to float two of your RNs.

-:- As soon as you discontinue the IV line, more fluids will be ordered.

-:- Mandatory meetings are always scheduled after you’ve had the night from hell and just want to go home to bed.

-:- You always forget what it was you wanted after you get to the supply room. You always remember when you get back to the other end …

-:- Doctors only ask your name when the patient isn’t doing well.

-:- Success occurs when no one is looking, failure occurs when the boss is watching.

-:- The more sophisticated the equipment, the longer it takes to get repaired.

-:- Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

-:- As soon as you’ve ordered the pizzas, 25 patients show up at the ER registration desk along with three ambulances all with cardiac arrests!


He can stay longer in an hour than most people do in a week.


Having lost weight over the past few years, a lady was discarding things from her wardrobe that no longer fit.

Her seven-year-old daughter was watching as she held up a huge pair of slacks.

“Wow,” the lady said, “I must have worn these when I was 183.”

Her daughter looked puzzled, then asked, “How old are you now?”


What’s the opposite of opposite?


Q: What’s the difference between the 1960’s and the 2000’s?

A: In the 2000’s, a guy goes into a drug store and shouts, “Give me a box of condoms!” … and then whispers to the clerk, “Oh, and slip in a pack of cigarettes, too.”


“Don’t pretend to be what you’re not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretense, it is a journey to self realization.”

Michael Bassey Johnson


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.

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