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Ray’s Daily

June 29, 2017


Learn to enjoy life

Live today, for tomorrow it will all be history.

Over the last couple of months my wife and I have lost our closest friend and our dearly appreciated brother-in-law. Their passing has left a vacuum in our lives leaving only our memories of our times together. In spite of it all life goes on and it is important that we do too.

You may know folks. as I do. who stop living at some point in their lives choosing to only exist. I have found that the secret is to keep finding ways to enjoy each day. True, there are certain things I no longer find as easy to do but there are many more things I have yet to do.

The bottom line is that I want to continue to be the person my departed friends and loved ones knew. So, I continue to look for the good things in each day and look forward to each one with optimism and gratitude.

If you think you need to add something to your life try these suggestions that I excerpted from the Life Optimizer blog.

Simple Ways to Enjoy Life

Do you want to live a happy life? If you say yes like most people do, then it’s important to learn to enjoy life. You can enjoy your life where you are with what you already have. You can enjoy your life now.

Here I will share with you how to enjoy life. But before that, I’d like to share two tips that are essential to live a happy life. The first one is to be grateful. No matter how many pleasant things you do, if you don’t learn to be grateful you will always see things negatively.

The second one is to slow down. Life has a lot of simple things you can enjoy. But if you move too fast you will overlook most of them.

With those two tips in mind, here are some ways to enjoy life. Pick the ones that work for you:

  • Enjoy your meal. Don’t just eat. Taste it and appreciate its richness.
  • Feel music and not just listen to it.
  • Sing.
  • Gather with old friends.
  • Take a walk in the park.
  • Read a novel.
  • Find and watch a movie you like.
  • Give yourself a lazy day.
  • Have a candle-light dinner with your spouse.
  • See beautiful pictures.
  • Read inspiring quotes.
  • Exercise with friends.
  • Play with kids.
  • Have a cup of coffee.
  • Get a massage.
  • Go to a theater.
  • Take pictures.
  • Browse your photo album for your treasured memories.



Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

Marcus Aurelius


Becky: Do you love me with all your heart and soul?

Dave: Uh-huh!

Becky: Do you think I’m the most beautiful girl in the world?

Dave: Uh-huh!

Becky: Do you think my lips are like rose pedals?

Dave: Uh-huh!

Becky: Oh, you say the sweetest things!


Doug: “I’m a man of few words.”

Bill: “Yeah, I’m married, too.”


A young man is reported to have approached the renowned composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (one of the great musical prodigies of all time), and asked, “Herr Mozart, I have the ambition to write symphonies and perhaps you can advise me how to get started.”

Mozart said, “The best advice I can give you is to wait until you are older and more experienced, and try your hand at less ambitious pieces to begin with.”

The young man looked astonished. “But, Herr Mozart, you your- self wrote symphonies when you were considerably younger than I.”

“Ah,” said Mozart, “but I did so without asking advice.”


Mary had a little lamb, the doctor was surprised…


These two Jewish men are sitting in a wonderful deli frequented almost exclusively by Jews in the Jewish section of town. They are talking among themselves in Yiddish. A Chinese waiter comes up and in fluent and impeccable Yiddish asks them if everything is okay, can he get them anything, and so forth.

The Jewish men are dumbfounded. “My God, where did he learn such perfect Yiddish?” they both think. After they pay the bill they ask the manager of the store, an old friend also fluent in Yiddish, “Where did your waiter learn such fabulous Yiddish?”

The owner looks around and leans in so no one will hear and says, “Shhhh. He thinks we’re teaching him English.”


Do you realize that in about 40 years, we’ll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?


A man, exiting a grocery store, was very surprised when a rather good-looking and perky young lady greeted him cheerfully by saying, “Good evening!” Her face was beaming. At least she was smiling until he gave her that “Who are you?” look. He couldn’t remember ever having seen her before.

Then, she obviously realized that a mistake had been made and apologized. She explained, “Oh, I’m so sorry. When I first saw you I thought you were the father of one of my children.” She walked on her way into the store.

The man was left staring dumbfounded after her. More than a bit puzzled, he thought to himself, “What is the world coming to, an attractive woman who doesn’t even keep track of what the father of her children look like.”

However, he was also a bit flattered that he might resemble one of her former suitors. But, also hoped that nobody overheard her saying that she mistook him for being the father of one of her children. A bit panicked, he then thought, “Could I possibly have forgotten a relationship?”

“Could it be that I really fathered a child?” Still stunned, he walked to his car.

He still did not realize, of course, that she was a fifth-grade teacher at a local elementary school


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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