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Ray’s Daily

October 17, 2019


“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”

​– Thich Nhat Hanh


I am so glad that I live among so many warm and friendly folks. These are people that always express an interest in what we are doing and how we are feeling.

My fellow residents go out of their way to welcome new neighbors while offering their friendship. The people I like best are those that seldom complain, often compliment, and just seem to enjoy life.

One of the reasons they are so popular is that they are quick to smile and reach out to others. Isn’t it amazing what a smile can do, a smile can even wipe away tears and moderate concerns. Here is something I picked up years ago that offers us reasons we should concentrate on offering a smile to those we meet.


  • A smile costs nothing, but gives much.
  • It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.
  • It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
  • None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor, but that he can be made rich by it.
  • A Smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship.
  • It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble.
  • Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone, until it is given away.
  • Some people are too tired to give you a smile; Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.

Author Unknown


“Keep a smile on your face and let your personality be your autograph.”


She said:

Every “Hormone Hostage” knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his life in his hands. This is a handy guide that should be as common as a driver’s license in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend or significant other.

DANGEROUS: What’s for dinner?
SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?
SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner?

DANGEROUS: Are you wearing THAT?
SAFER: Gee, you look good in brown.
SAFEST: Wow! Look at you!

DANGEROUS: What are you so worked up about?
SAFER: Could we be overreacting?
SAFEST: Here’s fifty dollars.

DANGEROUS: Should you be eating that?
SAFER: You know, there are a lot of apples left.
SAFEST: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?

DANGEROUS: What did you DO all day?
SAFER: I hope you didn’t overdo today.
SAFEST: I’ve always loved you in that robe.


“I bought my brother some gift-wrap for Christmas. I took it to the Gift Wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.”
– Steven Wright


A out-of-towner in New York at the height of the tourist season decided to revisit an uptown restaurant he’d enjoyed on a previous trip to the city.

Finally catching the eye of an overworked waiter, he said, “You know, it’s been over five years since I first came  in here.”

“You’ll have to wait your turn, sir,” replied the harried waiter. “I can only serve one table at a time.”


“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”

Niels Bohr

Here are some translations for all the misleading things hotels say.

Old world charm ……………. No bath

Tropical ………………….. Rainy

Majestic setting …………… A long way from town

Options galore …………….. Nothing is included in the itinerary

Secluded hideaway ………….. Impossible to find or get to

Pre-registered rooms ……….. Already occupied

Explore on your own ………… Pay for it yourself

Knowledgeable trip hosts ……. They’ve flown in an airplane before


Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?

George Eliot


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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