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A Great Day

Ray’s Daily

March 4, 2020


We don’t “have” a great day, we “make it” a great day!

Frosty Westering


I have a lot to do today. First, I have to fast and then undergo a full body poke and probe physical done by my primary physician. Since she has been doing it for years there are no surprises nor modesty concerns. I will then have blood drawn to check my internal chemistry.

I also have a few errands to run with my daughter. I will return home in time to give my wife her morning medicines, provide her lunch and then I’ll probably nap. But only after I have transmitted my health information to my hospitals patient monitoring system

It is a lot to do but I will make the day go like all my others. I will again have a great day. I hope you will as well.


How you see the world determines the world you see. That’s why it’s especially important to start each day with a positive perspective. Remember… positivity is like a muscle, the more we exercise it the stronger it gets.

Today let’s:

1) Attack Today with Enthusiasm – If you want an exciting life, get excited about life. Many of us wake up and just go through the motions. Our lives become routine. It doesn’t have to be like that. Remember your WHY today. We don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.

2) Stay Positive – Instead of focusing on your problems, focus on your purpose. Instead of seeing yourself as a victim, see yourself as a hero. Heroes and victims both get knocked down but heroes get back up, and armed with optimism and a greater purpose they create a positive future.

3) Be Thankful – When you are grateful for the things in your life, big and small, you always seem to find more things to be grateful about.

4) Replace “Have to” with “Get To” – Live life as a gift, not an obligation. We GET TO, we don’t HAVE TO. This simple shift can have a dramatic impact.

5) Be a Blessing to Others – We are blessed to be a blessing. This doesn’t have anything to do with material things (although it can). It’s about loving, serving and caring. It’s about choosing to make a difference in the lives of others each and every day.

Jon Gordon


When you’re wide awake say it for goodness sake, it’s gonna be a great day.

Paul Mccartney


Officer Patrick McGuire of the New York City Police Department answers a call on his radio and reports to the scene of a car accident in the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Officer McGuire notes that a new Buick had its front end merged with the rear end of a Chrysler. The driver of the Buick was Father Francis O’Boyle; the driver of the Chrysler was Rabbi Isaac Goldstein.

After Officer McGuire verifies that Rabbi Goldstein has suffered no physical injuries in the accident, he walks back to survey the damages to each vehicle.

Then, Officer McGuire walks over to Father O’Boyle and asks him: “Tell me, Father, just how fast was that Rabbi going when he backed into you?”


There is not one shred of evidence to support the notion that life is serious.


80 years after Little Big Horn, an East Coast journalist began research on George Armstrong Custer. A friend told him that an Indian that lived through that experience was still living and furthermore remembered EVERY event of his long life.

The journalist visited Chief Big Eagle, who now lived in a small town in Pennsylvania. When he arrived and stated his purpose, the Chief agreed to answer his questions.  “On what day of the week did the event take place? ”


“What was Custer wearing?”  Black uniform.. ceremony sword.. old hat”

“What did Custer eat for breakfast?”

“Eggs”  The journalist was skeptical and figured anyone could make up these answers. He left, and never published his article.

Ten years later, the journalist was by coincidence driving through the same small town, and decided to see if the old Chief was still living. To his surprise, he was. As the journalist walked in he raised his hand in the air and said, “How!” “Over easy, with potatoes on the side,” said the chief.


My idea of cleaning the house is sweeping the floor with a glance.


Charlie was playing with his little brother Mickey when the little boy asked whether he could fly like Superman.

“Sure you can, Mickey,” Charlie said, “Just flap your arms really really hard.”

So Mickey climbed up on the window sill, started flapping like mad, jumped, then smashed into the ground just a few inches below.

Horrified, their mother came screaming into the room and said, “What the heck happened?!?”

Charlie said, “I was just teaching Mickey not to believe everything someone tells him.”


“It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.”

Max Eastman


Science Ideas that Deserve More Recognition:

If an infinite number of rednecks riding in an infinite number of pickup trucks fire an infinite number of shotgun rounds at an infinite number of highway signs, they will eventually produce all the worlds great literary works in Braille.

Why Yawning Is Contagious: You yawn to equalize the pressure on your eardrums. This pressure change outside your eardrums unbalances other people’s ear pressures, so they must yawn to even it out.

Communist China is technologically underdeveloped because they have no alphabet and therefore cannot use acronyms to communicate ideas at a faster rate.

The earth may spin faster on its axis due to deforestation. Just as a figure skater’s rate of spin increases when the arms are brought in close to the body, the cutting of tall trees may cause our planet to spin dangerously fast.

Birds take off at sunrise. On the opposite side of the world, they are landing at sunset. This causes the earth to spin on its axis.

The reason hot-rod owners raise the backs of their cars is that it’s easier to go faster when you’re always going downhill.

The quantity of consonants in the English language is constant. If omitted in one place, they turn up in another. When a Bostonian “pahks” his “cah,” the lost r’s migrate southwest, causing a Texan to “warsh” his car and invest in “erl wells.”


Do not let us speak of darker days, let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days-the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race.

Winston Churchill


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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