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It’s My Job

Ray’s Daily

December 19, 2019


“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”

Lucille Ball


I thought I had retired after my two careers. They were the days when my jobs pretty mu ch dictated what I was going to do. Lately I have realized that senior living is as much of a job as those in my past.

While some my age do sit back and let events lead them to inactivity and listlessness, the folks I find enjoying their lives are managing themselves as if they were still actively employed. In my case, my wife’s needs as well as my own require that I fulfill a number of tasks while providing the most enjoyable environment that I can.

Just as it has always been my happiness depends on how well I do my job. It is in the vein that I offer the following edited article.in

7 Keys to Unlock Your Happiness

Shawn Doyle

As an entrepreneur, I think it’s essential to be happy while you’re on the journey of building your empire. In fact, research shows that happy people are typically much more successful. It’s with that in mind that I wanted to share seven key focal points from my new book, Jumpstart Your Happiness, that can help you become a happier person and, therefore, a better entrepreneur.

  1. Passion. – Do you have a passion for what you do? Passion is critical to happiness.The reality is that passion is critical because, on those days when business is tough, passion is what will drive you.
  2. Energy.- If you have more energy, you’ll be more enthusiastic and motivated and feel more accomplished in your life. In other words, you’ll feel happier. So the question is, how do you get more energy? The answer comes down to two physical elements: exercise and nutrition. Find a plan that helps you focus on diet and fitness.
  3. Social Life. – Having a good social life helps you get and stay happy because when you’re around other people, they validate your talents and gifts and provide social proof. In a lot of ways, a social life makes you feel loved and a part of something bigger. No matter how busy you are, make time for a social life.
  4. Expand Expectations. – Do you expect smaller results, or do you expect massive results? Research supports the idea that thinking big and thinking positively gets better results. Positive emotions broaden your sense of possibility and open your mind up to more options.”
  5. Purpose. – I believe that purpose is the foundation for maximum motivation and for having a truly happy life. Why is that? If you know your purpose, it gives you direction. It drives everything that you do. It makes you happy. If your business is tied to your purpose, that can be powerful.
  6. Thinking.- One way of being happy is to change your thinking and to realize that “thoughts are things.” What I mean by this is if you think positive thoughts, you get positive results. If you think negative thoughts, you get negative results.
  7. A mentor. – What’s the advantage of having a mentor? Well, first of all, guess what? I know it’s hard to believe, but you can’t learn or know everything yourself, and having a mentor is a shortcut to knowledge.


“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”

Dennis Waitley


A collector of rare books ran into an acquaintance who told him he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box. He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had printed it.

“Not Gutenberg?” Gasped the collector.

“Yes, that was it!”

“You idiot! You’ve thrown away one of the first books ever printed. A copy recently sold at an auction for half a million dollars!”

“Oh, I don’t think this book would have been worth anything close to that much,” replied the man. “It was scribbled all over in the margins by some guy named Martin Luther.”


There is no heavier burden than great potential

Linus (Peanuts)



– He calls you at two in the morning “just to talk.”

– He keeps accidentally referring to himself as “the defendant.”

– He thinks Eastern Medicine was developed in Brooklyn.

– He tries to color your X-Rays with crayons.

– Your internist thinks that “saline solution ” is taking his yacht to Barbados for 3 weeks.


She’s always late, in fact, her ancestors arrived on the June flower.


One evening while I was preparing dinner, my daughter came into the kitchen asking for homework help on her vocabulary words.  “Mom,” she asked, “what’s a quarter horse?”

As I thought of a simple explanation, my five-year-old son piped up, “I know!  It’s the one they have in front of the grocery store.”


Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?


“I have good news and bad news,” the defense attorney told his client. “First the bad news. The blood test came back, and your DNA is an exact match with that found at the crime scene.”

“Oh, no!” cried the client. “What’s the good news?” “Your cholesterol is only 180.”


Researchers at Johns Hopkins announced an incredible breakthrough in shoe science.  Solving a puzzle that has eluded scientists for decades, they reported that it’s the left sandal that’s the flip, and the right sandal is the flop.

Craig Kilborn


“Intelligent” is a term used to describe someone who agrees with you.


Needing some clothes cleaned in a hurry, a man searched this small Georgia town in which he was visiting until he found a sign which read: “Cleaning and Pressing, 24-Hour Service.”

After explaining his needs, he said, “I’ll be back for my suit tomorrow.”

“Won’t be ready til Saturday,” replied the proprietor.

“But I thought you had 24-hour service,” the customer protested.

“We do, son,” the proprietor said reproachfully.  “But we only work eight hours a day.  Today’s Thursday – eight hours today, eight hours Friday, eight on Saturday.  That’s 24-hour service.”


Why Men Shouldn’t Take Messages…Husband’s note to wife:

“Doctor’s office called:  Said Pabst Beer is normal.”


The Hospital regulations where Betty last worked as a nurse, like most all others, require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. One day Betty, found an elderly gentleman, already dressed and sitting on the bed with an overnight suit case besides him. The guy insisted he didn’t need Betty’s help to leave the hospital.

But after Betty educated him about the hospital rules, and vehemently insisting she would take him down to the hospital exit, he reluctantly agreed to let her wheel him to the elevator.

After they were downstairs and at the exit door, Betty asked if his wife or someone was meeting him and taking him home. “I don’t know,” he said. “She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.”


“24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.”

Stephen Wright


Contrary to popular belief, most blondes do indeed know the value of a dollar. The other day a blonde from Atlanta had her car break down. The tow truck driver charged her $65.00 to take the car to the garage less than 10 miles away.

When she told her husband that evening, he said that the driver had taken advantage of her.

She said, “I thought so. But I made him earn it. I kept the brakes on all the way.”


“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”

Mary Stuart


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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