Ray's musings and humor

It’s not too late

Ray’s Daily

October 25, 2018


“It’s never too late to start something new, to do all those things that you’ve been longing to do.”

Dallas Clayton

Not too late

If you are like I am someday often turns into never. How many opportunities do we miss because we just don’t take the time to something. It is when we let oru routines dominate not only our days but also our thinking that we miss doing what would have made us happy.

I told a friend years ago that I could think of nothing worse than trying to hold up the coffin lid hollering “Wait I haven’t started yet.” I know we like to think we are immortal but we are not. We never know how may tomorrows we have left so we should not let to many turn into wasted yesterday.

The following story got me thinking about what I can still do to make the days ahead as good as possible.


I like to visit the cemetery and look at different tombstones. I like to find out what is the last phrase that people like to put in their tombstones. It always gives me a lot of inspirations.

On day, I walked into a cemetery aimlessly looking at different tombstones. There have a lot of fancy carved stones engraved with famous proverbs. Some have beautiful sculptures, some big and some small.

Suddenly, I saw a tombstone; no fancy carving, no beautiful sculpture, not big, just an ordinary stone. On the stone, it said:

1964 to 1984

Getter Edge

In the middle of the stone, it had a big word carved……”IF” and under this word it said “I have another chance”.

I stood there, don’t know for how long, looked at the big word “IF” and the little words “I have another chance”. A lot of thoughts went through my mind.

I asked myself, “If I have another chance, what will I do?!!”

Friends, if you have another chance, what will you do? Will you treasure the chance that you have or will you wait until your tombstone says:


“I have another chance”

Benny Lam


“If the path you’re walking on seems to be leading you to nowhere, stop and choose another. It’s never too late to change direction.”



A lawyer was trying to console a weeping widow. Her husband had passed away without a will. “Did the deceased have any last words?” asked the lawyer.

“You mean *right* before he died?” sobbed the widow.

“Yes,” replied the lawyer. “They might be helpful if it’s not too painful for you to recall.

“”Well,” she began, “he said ‘Don’t try to scare me! You couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with that gun.'”


“Trust your husband, adore your husband, and get as much as you can in your own name.”

Joan Rivers


He said:

As a traffic safety consultant, I often gave talks on accident prevention.  One night after I spoke to a PTA group, the program chairperson thanked me profusely and gave me a check for fifty dollars.

“Giving these presentations is part of my job,” I said.  “Could I donate the money to one of your causes?”

“That would be wonderful!” she gushed.  “We have just the program that could use it.  We’re trying to raise money so we can afford better speakers.”


“If All the World’s a Stage, I Want Better Lighting”


It was their fifth anniversary, and Nina and Lloyd had just returned from the movies. Nina was feeling romantic. “Will you love me when my hair has turned to silver?” she crooned.

“Why not?” Lloyd grunted. “Didn’t I love you through four other shades?”


“Pray to God but Keep On Rowing Toward Shore”


Murphy’s Top 10 Laws Of Computing

  1. When computing, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.
  2. When you get to the point where you really understand your computer, it’s probably obsolete.
  3. The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you’d least expect to find it.
  4. When the going gets tough, upgrade.
  5. For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction.
  6. To err is human…to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, its downright natural.
  7. He who laughs last, probably has a back-up.
  8. The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions.
  9. A complex system that doesn’t work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.
  10. A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want it to do.


Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.


Worried that his son was spending too much money on dates, a Father asked the boy how much his last date had cost.

The son calculated a minute then replied, “Oh, about $15 or so I think.”

“Well,” said the Father, “I’m proud of you for finally coming up with an inexpensive evening.”

“To be honest Dad,” the son went on, “we’d have done more, but that was all the money she had.”


“The past is unalterable in any event. The future is the only thing we can change. Learning the lessons of the past is the only way to shape the present and the future.”

Jim Butcher


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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