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A New Beginning

Ray’s Daily

June 1, 2020


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill


This has been a challenging weekend. Our favorite niece and her daughter drove up from North Carolina to help my daughters celebrate their birthdays. When they got here, she sprung her knee and was told she needed an MRI, since one could not be scheduled until Monday, they drove back to North Carolina. We hope they can eliminate the pain and all of us regret we did not get to see them.

On top of that my wife fell yesterday and we struggled to get her back up, meanwhile my chores were a little more than I could handle. Thank goodness today is a new day, highlighted by my oldest daughter’s birthday. I had retired twice by her new age, she is still working and doing great things.

Meanwhile life goes on and we all do our best. Here is a recipe that reminds us how it is done.

Recipe for forever

Gather all of the ingredients together, so that they are close at hand! Get a clean cloth and wipe the bowl clean of any lingering dust from the past.

Take maturity, respect and friendship, and stir gently.

Add unlimited amounts of compassion and kindness, and mix well.

To this, add caring by the handfuls and fold in trust.

Continue stirring gently, adding listening, honesty, and large amounts of communication.

Slip in some dreams, goals, and firm pieces of keeping promises.

Bake in a home filled with peace, beauty and serenity.

Before you taste the finished product, sprinkle liberally with patience, love, and a touch of spice.

Serve very hot, with imagination on the side.

Author Unknown


I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.

James Baldwin


If a barber makes a mistake, It’s a new style…

If a driver makes a mistake, It is an accident…

If a engineer makes a mistake, It is a new venture…

If parents makes a mistake, It is a new generation…

If a politician makes a mistake, It is a new law…

If a scientist makes a mistake, It is a new invention…

If a tailor makes a mistake, It is a new fashion…

If a teacher makes a mistake , It is a new theory…

If our boss makes a mistake, It is our mistake……

If an employee makes a mistake, It is a “MISTAKE”


Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.


A judge was instructing the jury that a witness was not necessarily to be regarded as untruthful because he changed his statement after he gave it to the police.

“For example,” he said, “when I entered my chambers today, I was positive that I had my gold watch in my pocket. But then I remembered that I left in on my nightstand in my bedroom.”

When the judge returned home that evening, his wife asked him “Why so much urgency for your watch? Isn’t sending three men to pick it up for you a bit extreme?”

“What?” said the judge, “I didn’t send anyone for my watch, let alone three people. What did you do?”

“I gave it to the first one,” said the wife, “he knew exactly where it was.”


Two men were overheard talking about the infidelities of an office Romeo.

“I do not know how he gets away with it,” said one fellow.  “The only thing I’ve ever done behind my wife’s back is to zip her up.


Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach.


A man doing telephone solicitations for a local charity called up a prominent and wealthy lawyer and asked him for a modest donation. The lawyer became incensed at the request and said to his caller: “I bet you weren’t aware that just this past week my wife required major surgery and the expenses for this surgery weren’t covered by insurance.”

The caller started to apologize and express his regret for having asked for money and was interrupted by the lawyer who chimed in, “And this past month my mother died and my family had to put together an expensive funeral for her.”

Again the caller tried to apologize to the lawyer for attempting to solicit a donation and told the lawyer he was sorry to hear that his mother had died.

“Then just this past month, one of my sons came down with a serious illness and almost died…..and my daughter needed plastic surgery to repair a congenital defect on her face,” the lawyer added to the conversation.

The caller again felt bad and regretted having bothered the lawyer for taking up his time and apologized to him.

The lawyer than responded, “And if I didn’t give any of these people my money, why should I give some to you.”


Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Khalil Gibran


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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