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Look Ahead

Ray’s Daily

October 24, 2017


Always look ahead and be prepared for everything instead of looking back and regret.

Anurag Prakash Ray


I have found that one of the secrets of enjoying our golden years is to spend little time reliving regrets. There is little value in rehashing the past especially when you can never change it. We all make mistakes as the years go by, we make them and then live on. It is too bad that so many of us let those memories linger.

I found that using mistakes as learning experiences rather than stored regrets is the way to go. There are not that many years ahead that we can afford to be burdened by past mistakes. I chose to march ahead expecting good times and if I make a mistake or two along the way I am not going to let them worry me.

I got the following from the Sunny Skyz blog. Since it has a good message for us all I want to share it with you.

Always Look Forward

I know it’s a human thing to look back at the things in life that we sometimes, if not always regret. Whether it’s doing drugs, to getting to know someone, to date someone, to be with someone, we all have regrets, we’re not perfect.

So many people look back at life, at their regrets, saying how they regret doing this, or talking to that person, or getting to know that girl/guy, I used to be one of those people, heck i still am, it’s a battle, for anyone.

So, look forward, move forward, and think about what’s coming, and not what left.

Many of us are still young and have so much to look forward to in life, and whether you can’t see something good happen in the near future, it doesn’t mean it won’t. Each step we take, we slightly or dramatically change our future, each word we speak, we influence the people around us, the setting around us.

Remember, if we look back whilst we’re walking, we’ll crash or bump into things we could see coming if we were looking forward.

So, look forward, admire what is coming, face the challenges that appear, overcome obstacles and kick negativity in the ass.


You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

George Lucas


Speedy Morris was the basketball coach at LaSalle and they were having a pretty good season. One morning, he was shaving and the phone rang. His wife answered it and called out to him that Sports Illustrated wanted to talk to him.

Coach Morris was excited that his team was apparently about to receive national recognition in this famous sports magazine. As a matter of fact, he was so excited that he cut himself with his razor.

Covered with blood and shaving lather and running downstairs to the phone, he tripped and fell down the stairs. Finally, bleeding and bruised, he made it to the phone and breathlessly said, “Hello”?

The voice on the other end asked, “Is this Speedy Morris”?

“Yes, yes!” he replied excitedly.

Then the voice continued, “Mr. Morris, for just seventy-five cents an issue, we can give you a one-year subscription to Sports Illustrated.”


Learn to write your hurts in sand; learn to carve your blessings in stone.



One day, there was a blind man sitting on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet and a sign that read: “I am blind, please help.”

A man was walking by and stopped to observe. He saw that the blind man had only a few coins in his hat. He dropped in some money and, without asking for permission, took the sign and rewrote it.

He returned the sign to the blind man and left. That afternoon the man returned to the blind man and noticed that his hat was full of bills and coins.

The blind man recognized his footsteps and asked if it was he who had rewritten his sign and wanted to know what he had written on it.

The man responded, “Only the truth. I just wrote the message a little differently.” He smiled and went on his way.

The new sign read: “Today is Autumn and I cannot see it.”


The only difference between stumbling blocks and steppingstones is the way in which we use them.



Growing up as a kid, I learned all about capitalism through the board game Monopoly. I mean, what better way to teach a young mind the way our economy functions. I loved this game and still do. Only now, as an adult I have some questions that remain unanswered.

For instance, if I have all this money and own all this real estate…why am I still driving around in a thimble?


The most damaging phrase in the language is: ‘It’s always been done that way.’

Grace Murray Hopper


A fisherman from the city was out fishing on a lake in a small boat. He noticed another man in a small boat open his tackle box and take out a mirror. Being curious, the man rowed over and asked, “What is the mirror for”?

“That’s my secret way to catch fish,” said the other man. “Shine the mirror on the top of the water. The fish notice the spot of sun on the water above and they swim to the surface. Then I just reach down and net them and pull them into the boat.”

“Wow! Does that really work”?

“You bet it does.”

“Would you be interested in selling that mirror? I’ll give you $30 for it.”

“Well, okay.”

After the money was transferred, the city fisherman asked, “By the way, how many fish have you caught this week”?

“You’re the sixth,” he said.


We do not know what tomorrow will bring. It is a brand new adventure where anything can happen. If today is not working for you then look ahead and try to see all the great possibilities that can happen then.

Dr Anil Kumar Sinha


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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