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Ray’s Daily

December 19, 2017


Regardless of how it goes down life goes on.

Rick Ross


This has been and will continue to be an interesting week for me. So far I have finished reading a novel written by the friend of one of my favorite people. The book is Gifted written by organ transplant specialist Robert Horsey. I found the story engaging but what made it special for me was learning how the organ transplant process works. Thousands of people each month are given new lives through the donation of organs and I now have a greater appreciation for what it takes.

This is also the week that I will end my recent series of physical therapy. And it is the week when I will bid fond farewell to my well-loved auto. With my wife no longer able to drive we do not need two cars. Hers still has eighteen months on a lease so mine has to go.

So life goes on, I have added below some thoughts from the Bldg 25 blog that bear repeating as it does.


The studies are in: Feeling grateful makes you feel better. If you’re going through a tough time, this can be just the thing to turn you around. Find something, no matter how small, to feel grateful for — beautiful sunset, a warm cup of tea, a smile from a stranger. Write down three things a day and let yourself feel gratitude deeply in your body. This practice will bring an instant smile to your face.


Even in the midst of chaos, there is always beauty. It can be huge, like a gorgeous vista, or tiny, like a little heart-shaped rock in an abandoned lot. The brain is wired toward negativity, so when you start to focus on and notice beauty all around you, you start to rewire your brain for positivity — and you feel happier!


This goes along with gratitude. Give thanks for all of the goodness in your life. Make a habit of giving thanks. Maybe bring it into your mealtimes. Before you eat, take a moment to pause, and say, “Thank you to all the people who’ve had a hand in bringing this food to my table.” It helps to put you into a gracious frame of mind to notice and be thankful for your life.


If you’re having a tough time, the best thing you can do is step back and take a few deep breaths. Breathing deeply in through the nose and out through the mouth helps activate the parts of the brain that bring you into calm and happiness.


No matter how busy you are, take a moment to pause and reflect on your life. Instead of just rushing through things, stop and do one of the above practices: Notice something beautiful, give thanks for the day or take a deep breath and feel your own miraculous body working.


Plug into the abundant earth energy and de-stress by putting your bare feet on the bare earth. It’s deeply healing and feels so good. This is a great one to do with kids, as they love nothing more than getting right up against the earth; they can teach us so much about simplicity.


“if something does go wrong, here is my advice… KEEP CALM and CARRY ON.”

Maira Kalman


“And you tell me several men proposed marriage to you,” said the husband.

“Yes, several,” the wife replied.

“Well I wish you had married the first fool who proposed.”

“I did.”


If a turtle loses his shell, is it naked or homeless?


The following are actual medical records taken from patients charts around North America.

* Exam of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.
* Rectal exam revealed a normal size thyroid.
* I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.
* Bleeding started in the rectal area and continued all the way to Los Angeles.
* She is numb from her toes down.
* The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.
* The patient was to have a bowel resection. However he took a job as a stockbroker instead.
* Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches.
* Patient was alert and unresponsive.


A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions that your wife asks for nothing.


The applicant for life insurance was finding it difficult to fill out the application.

The salesman asked what the trouble was, and the man said that he couldn’t answer the question about the cause of death of his father.

The salesman wanted to know why.  After some embarrassment the client explained that his father had been hanged.

The salesman pondered for a moment.  “Just write: ‘Father was taking part in a public function when the platform gave way.'”


Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.

A young man was walking through a supermarket to pick up a few things when he noticed an old lady following him around.  Thinking nothing of it, he ignored her and continued on.  Finally he went to the check-out line, but she got in front of him.

“Pardon me,” she said, “I’m sorry if my staring at you has made you feel uncomfortable. It’s just that you look just like my son, who I haven’t seen in a long time.”

“That’s a shame,” replied the young man, “is there anything I can do for you?”

“Yes,” she said, “As I’m leaving, can you say ‘Good bye, Mother!’?  It would make me feel so much better.”

“Sure,” answered the young man.  So, when the old woman was leaving, he called out, “Goodbye, Mother!”

As he stepped up to the check-out counter, he saw that his total was $127.50.  “How can that be?” he asked, “I only purchased a few things!”

The clerk replied, “Your mother said that you would pay for her.”


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.


Do what you like, be what you want to be, live your life in the way you like. Because day by day, life goes on and on with you or without you because everyday is just another day, so live it while you can because no one lives forever.

Anurag Prakash Ray


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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