Ray's musings and humor

Don’t Be Too Late

Ray’s Daily

September 26, 2018


Don’t Wait! Start on your dreams, your impulses, your longings, your special occasions today. Because this is your moment.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Do it now

I think the best way to enjoy life is to live each day to the fullest. Especially when you become as old as I am, you never know how many days you have left. When you do stay active you find that you do not have to wait until next week or next month to find enjoyment, you can find it almost every day. The secret is to stay involved in what is going on. Too many of us nap and forget to get up and do something.

Trust me when you stay in your day doing what you can do your days will be better and your weeks will be as well. Recently Marc Chernoff published an artice that included a call to action that I think has great merit, here is what he wrote.

Put your whole heart and soul into life!

Do the hard and necessary things, right NOW, with your whole heart and soul fully invested!

When I was a kid, my grandmother used to tell me, “Stop waiting for better opportunities.  The one you have in front of you is the best opportunity.”  She also said, “Too often we spend too much time making it perfect in our heads before we ever even do it.  Stop waiting for perfection and just do your best with what you have today, and then improve it tomorrow.”

Believe it or not, recent psychological research indirectly reinforces my grandmother’s sentiments.  For many years, psychologists believed our minds could directly affect our physical state of being, but never the other way around.  Nowadays, however, it is widely documented that our bodies—for example, our momentary facial expressions and body posture—can directly affect our mental state of being too.  So while it’s true that we change from the inside out, we also change from the outside in.  And you can make this reality work for you.  If you want more passion and happiness in your life right now, act accordingly right now.

Put your heart and soul into something!

Not into tomorrow’s opportunities, but into the opportunity right in front of you.

Not into tomorrow’s tasks, but into today’s tasks.

Not into tomorrow’s run, but into today’s run.

Not into tomorrow’s relationships, but into today’s relationships.


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Theodore Roosevelt


O’Reilly’s law of the kitchen: Cleanliness is next to impossible.

Lieberman’s law: Everybody lies, but it doesn’t matter since nobody listens.

Denniston’s law: Virtue is its own punishment.

Gold’s law: If the shoe fits, its ugly.

Conway’s law: In any organization, there will always be one person who knows what is going on. This person should be fired.

Finster’s law: A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Lynch’s law: When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Mason’s first law of synergism: The one day you’d sell your birthright for something, birthrights are a glut.

Hanlon’s razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Green’s law of debate: Anything is possible if you don’t know what you’re talking about.

First rule of history: History doesn’t repeat itself, historians merely repeat each other.

Oliver’s law of location: No matter where you go, there you are.

Harrison’s postulate: For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.


It is bad luck to be superstitious.


Little Johnny wanted to go to the zoo and pestered his parents for days. Finally, his mother talked his reluctant father into taking him.

“So how was it?” his mother asked when they returned home.

“Great,” Little Johnny replied.

“Did you and your father have a good time?” asked his mother.

“Yeah, Daddy especially liked it,” exclaimed Little Johnny excitedly, especially when one of the animals came home at 30 to 1!”


“I had plastic surgery last week. I cut up my credit cards.”

Henny Youngman


An old lady tottered into a lawyer’s office and asked for help in arranging a divorce. “A divorce?” asked the unbelieving lawyer.  “Tell me, how old are you?”

“I’m eighty-four,” answered the old lady.

“Eighty-four!  And how old is your husband?”

“My husband is eighty-seven.”

“My, my,” said the lawyer, “and how long have you been married?”

“Next September will be sixty-two years.”

“Married sixty-two years?!  Why would you want a divorce now?”

“Because,” the woman answered calmly, “enough is enough!”


“It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.”

Erma Bombeck


The new family in the neighborhood overslept and the six year old daughter missed her school bus.  The father, though late for work, agreed to drive her if she’d direct him to the school. They rode several blocks before she told him to turn the first time, several more before she indicated another turn.  This went on for 20 minutes — yet when they finally reached the school, it proved to be only a short distance from their home.

Asked why she’d led the father over such a circuitous route, the child explained, “That’s the way the school bus goes, and it’s the only way I know.”


It’s easier to get older than it is to get wiser.


Lester Moore was a Wells, Fargo Co. station agent for Naco, Arizona in the cowboy days of the 1880’s.  He’s buried in the Boot Hill Cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona:

Here lies Lester Moore

Four slugs from a .44

No Les No More.


Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love.

Bradley Whitford


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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