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Ray’s Daily

February 7, 2018


“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”

Morris West


I was at the doctors yesterday to check on my progress and as I already knew I still have a way to go. I have found that the path to recovery is to stay patient and not move too quickly. Friends and family keep reminding me that ribs take a long time to heal and I can verify that they are right.

While at the doctors a nurse friend asked why I seemed so happy. I told her that I was overjoyed that I had only injured my chest and ribs. I also said that while I was not very mobile there are still things I can do besides spending all my time in the recliner. In fact, in the next week or so I will be taken to see a Tony award winning play Spelling Bee being performed by my friends at the Actors Theatre of Indiana. And not too many days later I will get to watch a friend perform in the musical Mamma Mia. I have even been invited to have lunch with a couple of former colleagues from my Kiwanis/UNICEF days. So all in all I am pretty happy. I hope you are too.

May You …

R.L. Keith

May you find happiness in every direction your paths take you

May you never lose your sense of wonder, and may you hold on to the sense of humor you use to brighten the lives of everyone who knows you.

May you go beyond the ordinary steps and discover extraordinary results.

May you keep on trying to reach for your stars.

May you never forget how wonderful you are.

May you always be patient with the problems of life, and know that any clouds will eventually give way to the sunlight of your most hoped-for days.

May you be rewarded with friendships that get better and better, and with love that blesses your life forever.

May you meet every challenge you are faced with, recognize every golden opportunity, and be blessed with the knowledge that you have the ability to make every day special.

May you have enough material wealth to meet your needs, while never forgetting the real treasures of life are the loved ones and friends who are invaluable to the end.

May you search for serenity, and discover it was within you all along.

May you be strong enough to keep your hopes and dreams alive.

May you always be gentle enough to understand.

May you know that you hold tomorrow within your hands, and that the way there will be shared with the makings of what will be your most wonderful memories.

And may you always remember, each step along the way…  You are loved more than words can ever begin to say.


“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”


This is a handy guide that should be as common as a driver’s License in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend or significant other.!!!!!

DANGEROUS: What’s for dinner?

SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?

SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner?

DANGEROUS: Should you be eating that?

SAFER: You know, there are a lot of apples left.

SAFEST: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?

DANGEROUS: What did you DO all day?

SAFER: I hope you didn’t overdo it today.

SAFEST: I’ve always loved you in that robe.


“Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.”

Lily Tomlin


A general noticed one of his soldiers behaving oddly.  The soldier would pick up any piece of paper he found, frown and say, “That’s not it” and put it down again. This went on for some time, until the general arranged to have the soldier psychologically tested.

The psychologist concluded that the soldier was deranged, and wrote out his discharge from the army. The soldier picked it up, smiled and said, “That’s it.”


We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people.

Arthur Schopenhauer


As soon as the service had ended, little Benjy walks up to Rabbi Bloom and says, “When I grow up, Rabbi, I’m going to give you lots of money.”

Rabbi Bloom laughs and replies, “That’s really good to know, Benjy, but why do you want to do this?”

Benjy replies, “Because my Dad says you’re the poorest Rabbi we have ever had!”


We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castaneda


There was a ventriloquist who had no work for six months. He went to his agent and told him he needed work badly. The agent said, “There’s no call for ventriloquists, but if you were a psychic I could get you plenty of work.”

So this ventriloquist went home and hung out a psychic sign. An hour later a woman knocks on the door: “I want to talk to my deceased husband-how much will it cost?”

The ventriloquist says, “If you talk to him, $50; if he talks to you, $100; and if you talk to each other while I’m drinking coffee, that’s $200.”


“It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need somebody to clean up after them”

Anita, nine years old


A worried father asked his daughter if her latest beau was serious about their relationship.

“I’ll say he is, Daddy,” responded the girl. “Just last night he asked me how much you make, what kind of meals Mom serves, and if you two are easy to get along with.”


“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”

Marquis de Condorcet


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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