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April 2, 2018


“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”



Spring still eludes us here in Indiana, the blustery weather made winter coats the appropriate Easter Sunday wear yesterday, I promised my next door neighbor that Spring will soon be with us and I am sure it will be and our lives will brighten with its arrival.

I am looking forward to the return of buds to the trees and flowers peeking up through the ground.  I always find the warmth and color of Spring to be refreshing. My wife said one time that I always see the flowers and not the weeds and to some extent she was right. Each of us sees not only what we want to see but also what we focus on.

Far too often the critic is so focused on the soiled surface that they don’t see the beauty that lies beneath. Fortunately, we have the ability to see the good things if we choose to look more closely. I think the following article is right on.


By Dr Happy

What do you see? And what DON’T you see? And are you even aware of what you’re focusing on and/or ignoring?

On a recent visit to an art gallery, the following observations were made:

there are so many fascinating people here (me)

these art works are beautiful (my wife)

what an amazing structure this building is (my friend)

The fact is, we were all in the same place; but we were all “seeing” it differently.

This happens all the time. And more often than not it’s inconsequential. But we know the way we view the world can and does, at times, impact on the way we live in the world. Our thoughts and perceptions influence our moods and behaviors; not to mention how we interact with others.

So how we “see” the world can, therefore, be very important.

But are you even aware of how you see the world? If not, do you even know if your thoughts and perspectives are helpful or not? If you’re like most people then the answer is probably “NO”!

Which means the first step to consider is becoming more aware and mindful of what’s going through your mind……So that’s today’s mailing. Take some time to reflect upon the message and how it might apply to you.

I hope it helps you enjoy some more happiness. Until next time…

Keep well & keep smiling


It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thorea


There was a business man driving down this country road when he spotted a little boy that had a lemonade stand.  It being hot and him being thirsty, he decided to stop.

Once he got up to the little boy’s stand, he noticed a sign that said “All you can drink 10 cents,” and a single, very small glass.

Well, he thought that it was an awful small glass, but since it was only 10 cents for all you can drink, he decided to get some anyway.

He gave the boy a dime, and shot down the whole glass in one swig. He slapped the glass back onto the table and said, “fill ‘er up.”

The kid replies, “Sure thing, that’ll be 10 cents.”

To this the business man said, “But your sign says all you can drink for a dime.”

“It is,” the little boy replies, “that’s all you can drink for a dime.”


Don’t let the past hold you back, you’re missing the good stuff.


Little Johnny was wearing a Medical Alert bracelet.  A man came up and asked him, “What is the bracelet for?”

He replied, “It is to warn people that I’m allergic to nuts and eggs.”

“Are you allergic to cats?” the man asked.

Little Johnny said, “I don’t know….. I don’t eat cats.”


When you see the handwriting on the wall, you can bet you’re in a public restroom.


An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled, “Stop! Acts 2:38!” (Repent and be baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven.)

The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar, “Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.”

“Scripture?” replied the burglar. “She said she had an ax and two 38’s!”


I bought a new camouflage vest at Walmart, hung it in the closet, and now I can’t find it.



A knight and his men return to their castle after a long hard day of fighting.

“How are we faring?” asks the king.

“Sire,” replies the knight, “I have been robbing and pillaging on your behalf all day, burning the towns of your enemies in the west.”

“What?!” shrieks the king. “I don’t have any enemies to the west!”

“Oh,” says the knight. “Well, you do now.”


The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Joseph B. Wirthlin


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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