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Ray’s Daily

October 11, 2017


Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.

Kenneth Branagh


Sorry about no Daily yesterday. I had an early morning dizzy spell and spent the day at the hospital getting tested to see if the could determine the cause. They found nothing specific and I am to rest today and report my status. So no YMCA this morning but ever onward.

I know I have shared with you that I believe happiness is really a choice. There are folks who enjoy their lives primarily because they have decided to enjoy each day as much as they can.

Some time ago I ran across an article entitled Being Happy Is A Decision: 11 Ways to Change Your Life NOW! Written by Larry Crane. He suggests ways we can find more happiness. Here in part is what he said.

Abraham Lincoln observed that most people for most of the time can choose how happy or stressed, how relaxed or troubled, how bright or dull their outlook to be. The choice is simple really; choose to be happy. There are several ways by which you can do this:

Being grateful is a great attitude. We have so much to be thankful for. Thank the taxi driver for bringing you home safely, thank the cook for a wonderful dinner and thank the guy who cleans your windows. Whatever you can find to be grateful for, find it.

Manage your time. Time is invaluable and too important to waste. Time management can be viewed as a list of rules that involves scheduling, setting goals, planning, creating lists of things to do and prioritizing. These are the core basics of time management that should be understood to develop an efficient personal time management skill. These basic skills can be fine tuned further to include the finer points of each skill that can give you that extra reserve to make the results you desire.

Laugh and laugh heartily everyday. Heard a good joke? Tell your friends or family about it. As they also say -‘Laughter is the best medicine’.

Express your feelings, affections, friendship and passion in healthy ways to people around you. They will most likely reciprocate your actions. Let go of pent up anger and frustrations, as this is bad for your health. Instead find ways of expressing them in a way that will not cause more injury or hurt to anyone.

Working smart instead of hard brings tremendous personal satisfaction. It gives us a feeling of being competent in finishing our tasks. Accomplishments are necessary for all of us; they give us a sense of value. Work on things that you feel worthy of your time. And don’t forget to celebrate them once they are completed!

Learning is a joyful experience. Try and learn something new everyday. Learning also makes us expand and broaden our horizons. And could also give us more opportunities in the future.

Physical exercise. Run, jog, walk and do other things that your body was made for. Feel alive.

Positive Attracts Positive. Avoid exposure to negative elements like loud noises, toxins and hazardous places.

LET GO, LET GO, LET GO! Letting go of the layers and layers of negative emotions, feelings, and habits is the number one critical key to being happy all the time.


Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.



A friend of mine was in the hospital awaiting the arrival of her first child. When I telephoned the hospital to see if the baby had arrived, the nurse said it had. I asked if it was a boy or girl and was told that it was against hospital policy to give this information over the phone.

“Fine,” I said. “I can understand that. But can you tell me what she didn’t have?”

“It wasn’t a boy,” came the reply.


“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

Arthur Schopenhauer


Two old cronies met in the street after not seeing each other for more than twenty years because the Diamonds had moved from the lower East Side. They shook hands warmly and began to inquire about each other’s families. Diamond said, “Jacobson, I’m very proud to tell you both my boys are a great success. Dick is a doctor with a beautiful office, does very well and lives on Sutton Place. My Marion is a lawyer, a regular Clarence Darrow, and makes $150,000 a year after taxes. All my friends should do so well! And how about your son? What is he doing?” Jacobson answered, “My boy, Norman, is a rabbi.” “A rabbi? What kind of work is that for a Jewish boy!”


A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.

Yiddish Proverb


A wealthy, local businessman, noted for his frugal financial habits choked on a fish bone at our seafood restaurant on Fisherman’s Pier. He was fortunate that one of the town’s doctors was enjoying a quick lunch with a voluptuous nurse at a nearby table. Springing unsolicited into action at the first sound of trouble, the doctor skillfully removed the bone and saved the guy’s life. When the businessman had calmed himself and could talk again, he thanked the surgeon enthusiastically and offered to pay him for his services.

“Just name the fee,” he croaked gratefully.

“Okay,” the doc smiled, and continued, “How about half of what you would have offered when the bone was still stuck in your throat?


Wear sleeveless shirts! Support your right to bare arms!


“Great TIPS”

  • Before attempting to remove stubborn stains from a garment always circle the stain in permanent pen so that when you remove the garment from the washing machine you can easily locate the area of the stain and check that it has gone.
  • High blood pressure sufferers. Simply cut yourself and bleed for a while, thus reducing the pressure in your veins.
  • Olympic athletes. Conceal the fact that you have taken performance enhancing drugs by simply running a little slower and letting someone else win.
  • X File fans. Create the effect of being abducted be aliens by drinking two bottles of vodka. You’ll invariably wake up in a strange place the following morning, having had your memory mysteriously ‘erased’.
  • Tape a chocolate bar to the outside of your microwave. If the chocolate melts you will know that the microwaves are escaping and it is time to have the oven serviced.
  • A mouse trap, placed on top on of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep.


Live, love, laugh and lighten your burdens. There’s no better way to enjoy life….

Hermann J Steinher


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 http://rays-daily,com/ currently there are more than 2000 readers from around the world.




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