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Enjoy the Moment

Ray’s Daily

September 9, 2019


Don’t make things too complicated. Try to relax, enjoy every moment, get used to everything.

Angelique Kerber


when I was younger, I took most of the events in my life for granted. I concentrated on the highlights as I examined my days. Maybe it was a cruise that month or a trip, not really placing much value on the things happening each day.

I have since learned the value of appreciating the moments that are provided to me each day, for they can provide the foundation of happiness. It is the regular interaction with friends and family and the events that take place as I engage in activities like my daily exercise. Instead of enjoying only the mountain tops I now appreciate what takes place in the valley, where I now spend my days.

Instead of regretting what we can’t do, we are better off placing value on all we can do. It may be the story I just read or the neighbor who stopped to chat that makes the moment special, for I know now it is the moments that count. Here is a reminder of the things that are worthy of our attention.

    The power of 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 a prayer

One HOPE will raise our spirits

One TOUCH can show you care

One VOICE can speak with wisdom

One HEART can know what is true


One LIFE can make a difference

        Author Unknown


Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.

Gretchen Bleiler


She e-mailed me things she has been thinking about……

…*You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn’t like me anyway.

…*I was thinking about old age and decided that it is when you still have something on the ball but you are  just too tired to bounce it.

…*I thought about making a movie for folks my age and call it “Pumping Rust”

…*I have gotten that dreaded furniture disease…. that’s when your chest is falling into your drawers!

…*I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older then it  dawned on me . . . they were cramming for their finals.


Sign on a repair shop door:



A college dean was berating a veteran economics professor for having used the same tests for the past 35 years.

“Don’t you realize, professor, that the students have been sharing these tests for decades and that all of your students know EXACTLY what’s on the test before they sit for it?”

“Doesn’t matter,” replied the professor. “You must realize that the subject is economics. The answers are different each year!”


“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.”

Rita Rudner


A man was complaining: “Oh Lord, please have mercy on me, I work so hard, meantime my wife stays at home, I would give anything if you would grant me one wish ‘Switch me into my wife” She’s got it easy at home I want to teach her a lesson of how tough a man’s life is. As God was listening He felt sorry for this soul and granted his wish.

Next morning the “new woman” wakes up at dawn, makes lunch boxes, prepares  breakfast, wakes up the kids for school, puts a load of clothes in the washer, takes the meat out of the freezer, drives the kids to school, on his way back stops at the gas station, cashes a check, pays the electricity and phone bills, picks up some clothes from the cleaners, quickly goes to the market. It was 1:00 o’clock already; he made the beds, took the clothes out of the washer and put another load in, he vacuumed the house, made some rice, went to pick up the kids from school and had an argument with the kids on the way home.

As soon as he got home he fed the kids, washed the dirty dishes, he hung the damp clothes he had washed on the chairs because it was raining outside. He helped the kids with their homework, watched some TV while he ironed some clothes, prepared dinner, he gave the kids a bath and put them to sleep.

At 9:00 o’clock he was so tired and he went to bed. Of course there were some more duties and somehow he managed to get them done and finally fell asleep.

The next morning he prays to God once again:

“Oh Lord, what was I thinking when I asked you to grant my wish, I can’t take it anymore. I beg you please switch me back to myself, please oh please.”

Then he heard God’s voice speaking to him, saying: “Dear son, of course I’ll switch you back into yourself but; there’s one minor detail, you’ll have to wait 9 months . . . Last night you got pregnant.”


I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate.

Lady Nancy Astor


A young man was sitting in class when the professor asked him if he knew what the Roe vs. Wade decision was. He sat quietly, pondering this profound question. Finally, after giving it a lot of thought, he sighed and said, “I think this was the decision George Washington made prior to crossing the Delaware.”


The moment is everything. Don’t think about tomorrow; don’t think about yesterday: think about exactly what you’re doing right now and live it and dance it and breath it and be it.

Wendy Whelan


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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