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Ray’s Daily

June 19, 2020


“A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.“

Dalai Lama


Today is a big day for me. A few months ago I broke off a permanent bridge that were my upper front teeth. Since we were guaranteed I was not able to get to the dentist until about a month ago. Today is the day I get a replacement. I will be able to smile again without looking like a clown. Fortunately, the required masks have hidden my toothless grin from the few who saw me.

Now if I can only get over my painful gout, I will even feel like smiling more. I do like my great family and my friendly neighbors. I am glad I can smile again. Hopefully we will be able to get to a more normal life one of these days. In the meantime smile.


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


“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”

William Hazlitt


On my first day working at the gas station, I watched a senior co-worker measure the level of gasoline in the underground tanks by lowering a giant measuring stick down into them.

“What would happen if I threw a lit match into the hole?” I joked.

“It would go out,” he replied very matter-of-factly.

“Really?” I asked, surprised to hear that. “Is there a lack of oxygen down there or some safety device that would extinguish it before the fumes ignited?”

“No,” my co-worker continued. “The force from the explosion would blow out the match.”


“We trained hard, but it seemed every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.”

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She told me:

I Don’t Wanna

I don’t wanna do the dishes

I don’t wanna do the wash

I sprinkled clothes a week ago

And now my iron is lost!

I don’t wanna rattle pots

I don’t wanna rattle pans

I see the mail light flashin’

I wanna chat with friends!

Oh the tables need some dustin’

and the floor could sure be mopped

But I know if I get started

there’ll be no place to stop.

The closets are so full

things are falling off the shelves

I wish for cleaning fairies

and magic little elves.

They could sprinkle fairy dust

and twitch their little nose

The windows would be sparkling

I would have no dirty clothes.

Oh I know that I’m just dreamin’

My head is in the sky

I must cook that meat that’s greying

and bake that apple pie.

The Hubby needs a bath

Doggy needs attention

Oh.. the other way around I mean

my brain is in suspension.

I am runnin’ round in circles

I am gettin’ nothin’ done,

I keep thinking of my web

I am missing all the fun!

Well I know I’m not addicted

though I hear that all the time

But I guess this stuff can wait on me

Cause Today I’ll Be On Line!!!


My English professor was stopped for speeding. When asked why she was driving so fast, she quoted Robert Frost: “I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.”

“But, Miss,” replied the officer, obviously familiar with the poet, “Frost chose the road less traveled, and, unfortunately for you, this wasn’t it.”


Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, “I think I’ll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?”


“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.”

Rashida Jones


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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