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Ray’s Daily

June 11, 2018


The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.

Peter Drucker


If you are like I am you know people who have the ability to listen to the point they even hear what you haven’t said. I think what I miss most now that I am somewhat homebound is not spending as much time with others as I use to do.

As I am sure you know there is no substitute for face-to-face communications. I am lucky enough to have a few special friends who seem to be able to see things in me that I don’t even see in myself. They are folks who don’t need to ask me how I feel, they already know.

We all should appreciate those friends who not only listen but who also pay attention and who care.

So to all of you who share a little bit of your time for us to spend together, thank you, for you make my life better than it would be without you.

The Art Of Listening

By Sonia Kaur

Listening is an art which one has to develop. Listening means to understand and learn from a person. It pays nothing if you start listening, you will get to know one thing from everybody.

In this world everybody wants to speak and very few are a good listener. Those who listen are always flooded with friends. People want a good listener not a good speaker because everyone himself consider a good speaker.

Everybody has a story and sorrow to share but the problem is, there is no one to listen. Let’s become a good listener and listen from heart not from ears because we can learn a lot through listening. Every story has a moral. The habit of listening enhances concentration.

The wonderful thing in this world is the art of listening. You can develop this art only by listening. Listen everybody and everything. Everything has its language, listen to the sound of the blowing wind, chirps of birds. Listen without interruptions, listen with compassion. What will be the difference if we listen carefully to anyone, if we share someone’s sorrow.

Why is marriage not being successful nowadays, why divorce is happening? Because of lack of listening. Now people don’t listen to each other, due to which they cannot understand each other. Listening is very important for every relationship. Everybody should learn to listen.

Listen to yourself, your thoughts, your actions. Listening our self tells us that what kind of person we are. It is very important to understand first our self, our abilities, our weaknesses, our potentials etc and then to understand others. You can only understand by listening.

Don’t listen what is being said, try to listen what is trying to say. There is a message behind every talk.

Everything is revealing something which we don’t know. So start practicing listening. Wind is saying something, sun is saying something, trees are saying, moon and stars, when the walls of the house are poor then it also speaks that they need a whitewash. Everybody is speaking. Listen and listen to everyone.


Listen with your eyes for feelings.

Stephen Covey


A man is recovering from minor surgery when his nurse comes in to check on him.   “How are you feeling?” she asks.

“I’m okay,” he says, “but I didn’t like the four-letter word the doctor used during the surgery.”

“What word did he say?” the nurse asked.



If you’re smoking in here, you better be on fire.


A young American tourist goes on a guided tour of a creepy old castle. At the end of the tour, the guide asks her how she enjoyed it. She admits to being a bit worried about seeing a ghost in some of the dark cobwebby rooms and passages.

“Don’t worry,” says the guide, “I’ve never seen a ghost all the time I’ve been here.”

“How long is that”? asks the girl.

“About three hundred years.”


Never eat anything whose listed ingredients cover more than one-third of the package.

Joseph Leonard


Doug goes to a doctor and says: “Doctor, my wife recently has lost her voice. What should I do to help her get it back?”

The doctor replies, “Try coming home at 3 in the morning!”


Mike: Do you remember first meeting your wife?

John: Sure, I found Jill lying face down in the gutter. I lifted her to her feet and promised her that if she agreed to marry me, she would begin a new life and I’d never allow her near the gutter again.

Mike: Wow, I hope she appreciates what you did for her.

John: Not really. Jill hated to give up bowling.


Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.



An airline captain was breaking in a new blonde stewardess. The route they were flying had a layover in another city. Upon their arrival, the captain showed the stewardess the best place for airline personnel to eat, shop and stay overnight.

The next morning, as the pilot was preparing the crew for the day’s route, he noticed the new stewardess was missing. He knew which room she was in at the hotel and called her up wondering what happened.

She answered the phone, crying, and said she couldn’t get out of her room. “You can’t get out of your room?” the captain asked, “Why not?”

The stewardess replied: “There are only three doors in here,” she sobbed, “one is the bathroom, one is the closet, and one has a sign on it that says ‘Do Not Disturb’!”


Mary:  What’s wrong, Sally?  Haven’t you found Mr. Right yet?

Sally:  I haven’t found Mr. Right, but I have found Mr. Cheap, Mr. Sleazy, and Mr. Wrong.


The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.    

Ralph Nichols


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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