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Hang in there

Ray’s Daily

April 17, 2018


The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.

Audrey Hepburn


As I underwent medical tests yesterday one of the Doctors commented on the wide variety of my previous medical encounters and what appeared to by my resiliency. I am not sure resiliency is the right word. The operations and medications have generally worked and the life style modifications have not been that bad.

I actually think the experiences have taught me the value of going with what ever happens in life and the importance of patiently dealing with what needs to be done. I think the real key to aging is adaptability. Rather than focusing on what isn’t, it is better to concentrate on what can be and  to do what needs to be done.

I am really not as resilient as I am grateful for the ability to move on. You learn a lot as the years go by, it is what you do with what you learn that makes a difference.


Instructions For Life – Jr. H. Jackson Brown

Excerpts from his book Life’s Little Instruction Book

  1. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2.Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.

3.Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.

4.When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

5.Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.

6.Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

7.Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

8.In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

  1. Remember that your character is your destiny.

10.When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

11.Spend some time alone every day.

12.Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.

13.Pray. There’s immeasurable power in it.

  1. At least once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  2. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.

16.Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

17.Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

  1. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw


You are one of us if:

-Everything hurts and what doesn’t hurt, doesn’t work.

-The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals.

-You feel like the morning after, and you haven’t been anywhere.

-Your children begin to look middle aged.

-You decide to procrastinate but then never get around to it.

-A dripping faucet causes an uncontrollable bladder urge.

-You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions.

-You look forward to a dull evening.

-Your knees buckle and your belt won’t.

-After painting the town red, you have to take a long rest before applying a second coat.

-You just can’t stand people who are intolerant.

-You burn the midnight oil after 9 p.m..

-The little gray haired lady you helped across the street is your wife.

-You have too much room in the house and not enough in the medicine cabinet.


Did you hear about the $3,000,000 Tennessee State Lottery? The winner gets $3 a year for a million years.


For the first time in many years, an old man traveled from his rural town to the city to attend a movie. After buying his ticket, he stopped at the concession stand to purchase some popcorn. Handing the attendant $7.50, he couldn’t help but comment, “The last time I came to the movies, popcorn was only 15 cents.”

“Well, sir,” the attendant replied with a grin, “You’re really going to enjoy yourself. We have sound now.”


YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.


Andy Rooney On Phone-In-Polls: You know those shows where people call in and vote on different issues? Did you ever notice there’s always like 18% that say “I don’t know.” It costs 90 cents to call up and vote and they’re voting “I don’t know.” Honey, I feel very strongly about this. Give me the phone. (Says into phone) “I DON’T KNOW!” (Hangs up looking proud.) Sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe you’re not sure about.” This guy probably calls up phone sex girls for $2.95 to say, “I’m not in the mood.”


I have a switch in my apartment that doesn’t do anything. Every once in a while I turn it on and off. One day I got a call from a woman in France who said, -Cut it out!

Steven Wright


Mary and Sue were best of friends and tried to do everything together. Mary announced that she was going to start a diet to lose some pounds she had put on recently.

“Great,” Sue exclaimed. “I’m ready to start a diet too. We can be dieting buddies and help each other out. And when I feel the urge to drive out and get a burger and fries, I’ll call you first.”

“Wonderful,” Mary replied. “I’ll go with you.”


ENERGY: Element of vitality kids always have an oversupply of until asked to do something.


At a pharmacy, a blonde woman asked to use the infant scale to weigh the baby she held in her arms. The clerk explained that the device was out for repairs, but said that she would figure the infant’s weight by weighing the woman and baby together on the adult scale, then weighing the mother alone and subtracting the second amount from the first.

“It won’t work,” countered the woman. “I’m not the mother, I’m the aunt.”


When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.    

Alexander Graham Bell


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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