Ray's musings and humor

Kindness Matters

Ray’s Daily

March 25, 2019


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”



I have found that the happiest people I know are also the kindest. They seem to do what they can for others whenever they can. They truly brighten the world around them with their good deeds.

Conversely the unhappiest people I know are the chronic falt finders they are so busy complaining that they have little time to do much caring for others, These are the folks that seem to treat food servers, clerks and others as their personal servants instead of valuing what the service workers do for us.

I have found it is useless to debate with the naysayers as they seldom listen to others. I just listen and move on as they tend to be the friendless. My favorite time is the time I spend with the caring kind people, people like you.

Here are a couple of things done for others with no expectation of reward.

Showing Kindness in Your Community

I was driving home from college in a heavy rain one dark spring night in the pre-cellphone era.  Suddenly, I had a flat tire about three miles from the small town where my parents lived.  Sadly, I hadn’t paid attention during the tire-changing demonstration in drivers education class, so I was essentially helpless.  However, just as I parked on the shoulder of the county road, I saw headlights behind me.  It was a young man, accompanied by his wife.  He got out and asked if I needed help, which was an understatement.  He got plenty muddy and soaking wet over the next fifteen minutes as he put on my spare, while I stood there twiddling my thumbs.  Then the young husband quietly returned to their car and waited until I drove off.

I was losing my hearing and was struggling to do my job as a teacher/trainer.  I began to withdraw due to my loss of hearing.  So I made an appointment with company that would allow me to borrow a pair of hearing aids. They made such a difference and I wanted to purchase them, but they were very expensive. Unbelievably, two friends told me they would cover the total cost.  My life has been radically changed due to this gift of hearing via hearing aids.



R A Ktivist


The Smiths were dining out when his wife noticed her ex-husband at the bar.

“Honey,” she said as she pointed the guy out, “that guy at the bar has been drinking like that since I left him seven years ago.”

Her husband said, “That’s silly, no one celebrates that much.”


The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does.


Perks of Being Over 60

  1. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
  2. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.
  3. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
  4. People call at 9 PM and ask, “Did I wake you?”
  5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
  6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
  7. Things you buy now won’t wear out.
  8. You can eat dinner at 4 P.M.
  9. You can live without sex but not without glasses.
  10. You enjoy hearing about other peoples operations.
  11. You get into heated arguments about pension plans and politicians.
  12. You have a party and the neighbors don’t even realize it.
  13. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
  14. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
  15. You sing along with the music piped into the Mall.
  16. Your eyes won’t get much worse.
  17. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
  18. Your ankles swell and you can’t feel them either.
  19. You have lost your sense of smell.
  20. Your taste buds only sense the alcohol in medicines. and worst of all…… You can’t remember who sent you this darn list.


Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?


The new Librarian decided that instead of checking out children’s books by writing the names of borrowers on the book cards herself, she would have the youngsters sign their own names.   She would then tell them they were signing a “Contract” for returning the books on time.

Her first customer was a second grader, who looked surprised to see a new Librarian. He brought four books to the desk and shoved them across to the Librarian, giving her his name as he did so.

The Librarian pushed the books back and told him to sign them out.  The boy laboriously printed his name on each book card and then handed them to her with a look of utter disgust.

Before the Librarian could even start her speech he said, scornfully, “That other Librarian we had could write.”


Ever notice that you have to get to church pretty early to find a seat in the back row?


A young man was walking past an old woman on a street corner, when she said, “Son, if it is not too much trouble, can you see me across the street.”

The young man said, “Just a minute.”  Then he walked across the street, looked back and yelled, “Yes, I can see you!”



Amy Leigh Mercree


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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