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I am concerned

Ray’s Daily

October 2, 2019


You can’t take good health for granted.

Jack Osbourne

Don't Fall

As you know I seldom worry but I am now. You see my wife has fallen a number of times recently and I am concerned that I will not be able to meet all her care needs. We may need additional help, today she is seeing her Doctor to find out if there is a correctable cause. She needs to use her walker all the time but often does not do so which increases her fall risk..

We have not been apart for more than 66 years and I hate to think about us being separated because of her health needs. So I am waiting with the hope that something will be found that will help regain her strength and balance.

Years ago I copied the following to help in situations like this. I’ll keep referring to it until her situation improves.

10 Affirmations to Recover From Disappointment

by Andrea Schulman

  1. I may be able to fix this/find this/change this later when I’m feeling better.
  2. Sometimes problems work themselves out without my needing to do anything.
  3. Things usually work out for me in the end.
  4. There’s no use in crying over spilled milk.
  5. The only way I can make this better right now is to relax.
  6. I’ve had disappointments before, and I’ve always managed to be ok.
  7. Things aren’t always what they seem.
  8. Anything is possible with a positive attitude.
  9. It isn’t what happens, it’s how I react that matters.
  10. There are still a lot of things that are going very well for me right now.

Using affirmations to calm yourself in the midst of disappointment can be extremely effective. This strategy is so powerful you may even find that sometimes it eliminates your reason for being disappointed in the first place! You may suddenly find what you’ve lost, or come across a solution to your problem. At the very least, you will start to feel better. The simple act of taking a broader, more positive perspective can have quick and amazing effects!


There’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset.

Arlen Specter



The pedestrian had no idea which way to run, so I ran him over.

I thought my window was down, but I found it was up when I put my head through it.

The guy was all over the road, I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.

The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intention.

I collided with a stationary truck which was coming the other way.

A truck backed through my windshield into my wife’s face.

My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle.

I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the road when I struck him.

A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.

In an attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.


Help a man when he is in trouble and he will remember you when he is in trouble again.


Two professors of mathematics were staring away at the flag pole in front of the front of the college building. A professor of Physics walking by asked, “What seems to be the problem?”

“We were wondering,” said the mathematicians, “how to measure the height of this flag pole.”

The professor of Physics set about unscrewing the pole from its moorings, laid it on the ground, borrowed a measuring tape and said, “It is exactly 20 feet long,” and walked away smoking his pipe.

Staring after the Physics professor, one mathematician remarked to the other, “Smart Alec. We wanted to know the height, and he tells us the length!”


My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.


A woman rushed into the supermarket to pick up a few items.  She headed for the express line where the clerk was talking on the phone with his back turned to her.

“Excuse me,” she said, “I’m in a hurry.  Could you check me out, please?”

The clerk turned, stared at her for a second, looked her up and down, smiled and said, “Ummmm, Not bad.”


My wife keeps complaining I never listen to her …or something like that.


More things I learned from the movies:

If you need to reload your gun, you will always have more ammunition — even if you haven’t been carrying any before now.

If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.

If your town is threatened by an imminent natural disaster or killer beast, the mayor’s first concern will be the tourist trade or his forthcoming art exhibition.

If a large pane of glass is visible, someone will be thrown through it before long.

If being chased through town, you can usually take cover in a passing St. Patrick’s Day parade at any time of the year.

If a killer is lurking in your house, it’s easy to find him. Just relax and run a bath. Even if it’s the middle of the afternoon.

If a phone line is broken, communication can be restored by frantically pressing the cradle switch and saying, “Hello? Hello?”


An 8-year-old is being punished and sits in the corner of the dining area at a table set especially for her. The rest of the family is ignoring her, until they hear her giving thanks.

She says, “I thank thee, Lord, for preparing a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.”


Maintaining good health should be the primary focus of everyone.

Sangram Singh


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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