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Ray’s Daily

February 27, 2019


“Believe with all your heart that how you live your life makes a difference.”

Colin Brown

Make a difference

We often make more of a difference than we realize. A caring question at the right time often lets someone know you care. Acknowledging what a friend says lets them know they are being heard. In truth so many of what we think are the little things in reality are often the big things.

All it takes to make life more enjoyable is to get involved. Let people know you care, when help is needed offer it and be the person you would like others to be. Life is to be enjoyed and not just to stand on the sidelines and watch as it passes by.

I like the following poem because it is a reminder that we can make a difference.


                Just One

One song can spark a moment,

One flower can wake the dream

One tree can start a forest,

One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,

One handclasp lifts a soul.

One star can guide a ship at sea,

One word can frame the goal

One vote can change a nation,

One sunbeam lights a room

One candle wipes out darkness,

One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey.

One word must start each prayer.

One hope will raise our spirits,

One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,

One heart can know what’s true,

One life can make a difference,

You see, it’s up to you!


“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Jake Goodall


A man walks along a lonely beach. Suddenly he hears a deep voice:  DIG!

He looks around: nobody’s there.  “I am having hallucinations,” he thinks. Then he hears the voice again: I SAID, DIG !

So he starts to dig in the sand with his bare hands, and after some inches, he finds a small chest with a rusty lock.

The deep voice says: OPEN!

Ok, the man thinks, let’s open the thing. He finds a rock with which to destroy the lock, and when the chest is finally open, he sees a lot of gold coins.

The deep voice says: TO THE CASINO!

Well the casino is only a few miles away, so the man takes the chest and walks to the casino.

The deep voice says: ROULETTE!

So he changes all the gold into a huge pile of roulette tokens and goes to one of the tables where the players gaze at him with disbelief.

The deep voice says: 27!

The man takes the whole pile and drops it at the 27. The table nearly bursts. Everybody is quiet when the croupier throws the ball.

The ball stays at the 26.

The deep voice says: OOOPS!


Amnesiacs Anonymous meeting at ah, er gimme a sec…


One day at a family reunion, the grandparents were reminiscing.

The grandfather remarked, “I wonder what ever happened to the old-fashioned girls who fainted when a man kissed them.”

The Grandmother gave him a withering look, “What I’d like to know,” she said, “is what happened to the old-fashioned men who made them faint!”


18 out of 10 schizophrenics agree.


As a concierge at a posh resort, he was often asked about the ski facilities. One day a couple who had just checked in after a long flight came by and asked him where the lift was.

“Go down the hill,” he told them, “out the door, past the pool, 200 yards down the block, and you’ll see it on your right.”

Their tired faces suddenly looked even more exhausted, until the man behind them spoke up.

“They’re from England,” he said.  “I think they’re looking for the elevator.”


“If it’s free, it’s advice; if you pay for it, it’s counseling; if you can use either one, it’s a miracle.”

Jack Adams


At the construction site of a new church, the contractor stopped to chat with one of his workmen.

“Paddy,” he asked casually, “didn’t you once tell me that you had a brother who was a bishop?”

“That I did, sir.”

“And you are a bricklayer!  It sure is a funny world.  Things in life aren’t divided equally, are they?”

“No, that they ain’t sir,” agreed Paddy, as he proudly slapped the mortar along the line of bricks.  “Me poor brother couldn’t do this to save his life!”


I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.


Actual doctors’ notes taken from patient charts.

“While in the ER, she was examined, X-rated, and sent home.”

“Patient was alert and unresponsive.”

“The patient left the hospital feeling much better except for her original complaints.”


“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there.”



Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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