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Take a good look

Ray’s Daily

November 2, 2017


It’s hard to see the good in people, when you’re only looking for the bad.


My day today starts with a couple of early meetings, a trip to the bank and a physical therapy session. In the process I will be with a number of people, many who I have not seen for some time. I hope none will think that my missing in action these last few months is because I have lost interest in the things they care about.

I have learned that it is easy to misread people’s intentions if we don’t know what is really going on in their lives. In fact, I think some of us are too quick to judge others as we focus on their faults. I have found that some of my most valued acquaintances would never have become my friends if I had let rumor, shyness, or strong opinion keep us apart. One of the greatest losses over time probably is the people we failed to know because we did not spend the time to find out who they really were.

Today’s story is a reminder to make sure we try to see the good in others

Always Choose to See the Best In People

By Judith Maduhu

“Oh Lord soften her heart for me please”, these phrases kept repeating themselves in my heart as I headed towards the training department. My training had come to an end so i had to go check with the head of the training department for a recommendation letter, it happened that the lady i was instructed to was regarded as a cold and moody soul. This character made me nervous but i had no choice than to just face it, so i encouraged myself and mumbled a short prayer.

Reaching the department, the door was ajar and it saved me the knocking part. As i entered in, behold the so called cold heart smiled at me and i smiled back. That gesture melted all my worry and fear so she listened to me kindly and i softly got my recommendation letter. What i want us all to learn is that we should always try to see the best in all people regardless of their character or what you have heard about them and another lesson we can take from this is that God answers prayers even if it may seem meaningless and odd at times.


You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others.

Melchor Lim


A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice.

After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, “What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you’re out of the office?”

“I give it to them,” replied the lawyer, “and then I send them a bill.”

The doctor was shocked, but agreed to give it a try. The next day, still feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepared the bills. When he went to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer.


“Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.”

J. Liebling


George Burns told a story about cheating on his wife once during their marriage.  He kept it to himself, but he felt so bad that he bought Gracie a beautiful diamond bracelet.  Finally, after several years had gone by, he confessed to Gracie about his indiscretion.  She said, “I know.  I was hoping you’d do it again.  I wanted a ring to match.”


“If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners.”

Johnny Carson


A Mexican bandit made a specialty of crossing the Rio Grande from time to time, robbing banks in Texas. Finally, a reward was offered for his capture, DEAD or ALIVE! A trigger happy, young, enterprising Texas Ranger decided to track down the bandit on his own and collect the reward. After a lengthy search, the Ranger tracked the bandit to his favorite cantina and snuck up behind him. At the sound of the Ranger’s guns cocking and preparing to fire, the surprised bandit sped around only to see both of the Ranger’s six-shooters bearing down on him. The Ranger announced, “You’re under arrest! Tell me where you hid the loot or I’ll drop you where you stand,” his finger becoming itchy on the trigger. However, the bandit didn’t speak English and the Ranger didn’t speak Spanish. Fortunately for the Ranger, a bilingual lawyer was present in the cantina and translated the Ranger’s demand to the bandit.

The terrified bandit blurted out, in Spanish, that the loot was buried next to an old oak tree behind the cantina. “What did he say, what did he say?” the Ranger hurriedly asked. To which the lawyer replied, “Well, the best I can make out he said … SHOOT!”


“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”

Rita Mae Brown


Mom’s Dictionary

Bottle feeding: An opportunity for Daddy to get up at 2 AM, too.

Defense: What you’d better have around de yard if you’re going to let the children play outside.

Drooling: How teething babies wash their chins.

Dumbwaiter: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.

Feedback: The inevitable result when the baby doesn’t appreciate the strained carrots.

Full name: What you call your child when you’re mad at him.

Grandparents: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they’re sure you’re not raising them right.

Hearsay: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

Independent: How we want our children to be as long as they do everything we say.

Look out: What it’s too late for your child to do by the time you scream it.

Puddle: A small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing ‘dry’ shoes into it.

Show off: A child who is more talented than yours.

Sterilize: What you do to your first baby’s pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby’s pacifier by blowing on it.

Storeroom: The distance required between the supermarket aisles so that children in shopping carts can’t quite reach anything.

Top Bunk: Where you should never put a child wearing Superman jammies.

Verbal: Ability to whine in actual words.

Whoodunit: None of the kids in your house!

Ooops: An exclamation that translates roughly into ‘get a sponge.’


You see only what you want to see, and what you see determines the health of your relationships. Your attitude is a little thing that makes a massive difference.

Suman Rai


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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