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Ray’s Daily

June 4, 2018


Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.



I really feel sorry for the chronic complainers. They spend so much time searching for something to blame for everything from the weather to acts of god. These are the people who know they are always right even when they are wrong. Their arrogance results in their belief that they know more than the rest of us since they understand that everything is tainted and little good exists.

I much prefer folks who appreciate what they have. I never want to be so busy finding fault that I miss the warm smile of a friend or the good being done by so many who work to make life better for others. I like people who are not blinded by negativism, those who appreciate even the simplest things. Folks like this little country girl who knew what is important.

The Seven Wonder s

Anna was a 9-year-old girl from the small village.  She finished attending elementary school till 4th grade at her village.  For the 5th grade onwards, she will have to get an admission in a school at a city nearby.  She got very happy knowing that she was accepted in a very reputed school in a city.  Today was the first day of her school and she was waiting for her school bus.  Once the bus came, she got in it quickly.  She was very excited.

Once the bus reached to her school, all students started going to their classes.  Anna also made it to her classroom after asking fellow students for direction.  Upon seeing her simple clothing and knowing she is from a small village, other students started making fun of her.  The teacher soon arrived and she asked everyone to keep quiet.  She introduced Anna to the class and told that she will be studying with them only from today.

Then the teacher told the students to be ready for the surprise test now!  She told everyone to write down the 7 wonders of the world.  Everyone started writing the answer quickly.   Anna started to write the answer slowly.

When everyone except Anna had submitted their answer paper, the teacher came and asked Anna, “What happened Dear?  Don’t worry, Just write what you know as other students have learned about it just a couple of days back”.

Anna replied, “I was thinking that there are so many things, which 7 I can pick to write!”   And, then she handed her answer paper to the teacher.  The teacher started reading everyone’s answers and the majority had answered them correctly such as The Great Wall of China, Colosseum, Stonehedge,  Great Pyramid of Giza, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tajmahal, Hanging Gardens of Babylon etc.

The teacher was happy as students had remembered what she had taught them.  At last the teacher picked up Anna’s answer paper and started reading.

“The 7 Wonders are – To be able to See, To be able to Hear, To be able to Feel, To Laugh, To Think, To be Kind, To Love!”

The teacher stood stunned and the whole class was speechless.  Today, a girl from the small village reminded them about the precious gifts that god has given us, which are truly a wonder.

Moral:  Value what you have, use what you have, trust what you have.  You don’t always have to look away to find an inspiration.  God has given you all the strength to reach your goals.


“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.”

Jim Rohn


You know you are getting older when:
You get winded playing cards.
Your children begin to look middle aged.
You join a health club and don’t go.
You look forward to dull evenings.


If ya know what you’re doing, then you’re doing it wrong.

My 50-something friend Nancy and I decided to introduce her mother to the magic of the Internet. Our first move was to access the popular “Ask Jeeves” site, and we told her it could answer any question she had.  Nancy’s mother was very skeptical until Nancy said, “It’s true, Mom. Think of something to ask it.”

As I sat with fingers poised over the keyboard, Nancy’s mother thought a minute, and then responded, “How is Aunt Helen feeling?”


I’m a very modest person.  And very proud of it.

She said: One night John took his mother and me to a movie.  We were enjoying the film until a very explicit bedroom love scene flashed on the screen. Embarrassed, I wondered what John’s mother must be thinking. Just then I felt her hand touch mine.  With her eyes still glued to the screen, she said, “Lovely sheets. I wonder where she got them?”


Want to have your husband remember your anniversary? Get married on his birthday.

A doctor examined a woman and took her husband aside. “I don’t want to alarm you,” he said, “but I don’t like the way your wife looks at all.”

“Me neither, Doc.” said the husband. “But she’s a great cook and real good with the kids.”

I’m going crazy – want to come along?

It was a stifling hot day and a man fainted in the middle of a busy intersection. Traffic quickly piled up in all directions, and a woman rushed to help him. When she knelt down to loosen his collar, a man emerged from the crowd, pushed her aside, and said, “It’s all right honey, I’ve had a course in first aid.”

The woman stood up and watched as he took the ill man’s pulse and prepared to administer artificial respiration. At this point she tapped him on the shoulder and said, “When you get to the part about calling a doctor, I’m already here.”


“A little lemon and seltzer will remove those pesky ink stains after you’ve been fingerprinted. ”
Martha Stewart


When the Jones family moved into their new house, a visiting relative asked five-year-old Sammy how he liked the new place.

“It’s terrific,” he said.  “I have my own room, Mike has his own room, and Jamie has her own room.  But poor mom is still in with dad.”


Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

Ralph Marston


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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