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Ray’s Daily

June 23, 2017


make it a good morning

This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.

Maya Angelou

Yesterday I shared with you an article on how happy people start their day. Today I thought it would be a good idea to share an article on how you can have a healthy start to the day. For ever since I can remember the morning has been my most productive part of my day and I think it is because of how it starts.

Too many of us fail to invest in our own wellbeing. Trust me getting a great start to your day is worth doing.

5 Health Mistakes You’re Making Before 9 a.m.

by Kim Hayes, AARP

Before Getting Out of Bed

Mistake 1: Rushing to rise

While some of us want to jump up and attack the day full throttle, a more leisurely approach may be better for your body. By getting out of bed immediately you could strain your back muscles, which have been resting in one place all night, Before rising bring your knees (one at a time) to your chest to warm up the muscles and get your blood flowing.

Mistake 2: Grabbing your cellphone

When you roll over and grab your cellphone first thing in the morning, you may be adding to your stress levels by reminding yourself of deadlines and unanswered emails before you have even stepped out of bed. “When we wake up in the morning and turn our phone over to see a list of notifications — it frames the experience of ‘waking up in the morning’ around a menu of ‘all the things I’ve missed since yesterday,'”

During Your Morning Routine

Mistake 3: Staying in the dark

It can be tempting to leave the blinds drawn and keep your cozy nighttime cocoon for as long as possible. But researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine found in a 2014 study that early morning natural light exposure is associated with lower body fat. This is possibly due to a reset of our body’s circadian rhythm, which could boost metabolism. A quick walk outdoors is ideal, but if you’re pressed for time, at least open your shades to stream in the morning sun.

Mistake 4: Skipping a glass of water

You’ve been sleeping all night and your body may have become dehydrated, so it is important to refuel with a serving of water first thing. Staying hydrated also helps to aid digestion and metabolism.

Before Leaving the House

Mistake 5: Skipping breakfast

Consuming more calories earlier in the day may reduce the odds of a heart attack, stroke or other circulatory system problems, according to the American Heart Association. And don’t forget to include proteins with every meal, including breakfast, as they are linked to having less body fat and other health benefits. Greek yogurt, cottage cheese and hard-boiled eggs are all good sources of breakfast protein.


Good morning is not just a word, its an action and a belief to live the entire day well. Morning is the time when you set the tone for the rest of the day. Set it right!

Fain Blake


She said: My husband and I had been trying to have a third child for a while. Unfortunately, the day I was to take a home pregnancy test, he was called out of town on business. I had told our young daughters about the test, and they were excited. We decided if it was positive, we would buy a baby outfit to surprise their father when he got home.

The three of us stood in the bathroom eagerly waiting for the telltale line to appear. When it did not, my thoughtful seven-year-old gave me a hug. “It’s okay, Mom,” she said. “The next time Daddy goes out of town, you can try and get pregnant again.”


My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. harvest will be either flower or weeds.

Mel Weldon


He said: I moved from Southern California up to a rural area of the Pacific Northwest recently. While the scenery up here is beautiful, the women-folk do leave a little to be desired in the areas of vanity and appeal. I won’t be the one to say they’re NOT attractive, but they held a beauty-pageant here last summer… and nobody won.


I live in my own little world. But it’s OK. They know me here.


No matter which girls he brought home, the young man found disapproval from his mother. A friend gave him advice. “Find a girl just like your mother — then, she’s bound to like her.” So the young man searched and searched, and finally found the girl. He told his friendly adviser:

“Just like you said, I found a girl who looked, talked, dressed, and even cooked like my mother; and just as you said, my mother liked her”.

“So,” asked the friend, “what happened?”

“Nothing,” said the young man. “My father hates her.”


When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

Marcus Aurelius


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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