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Free at Last

Ray’s Daily

March 5, 2021

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On the other side of this darkness, a new day will slowly dawn.

Corban Addison

We have been emancipated! We have been advised today that we can begin more normal lives. I will enjoy meals with friends as well as occasionl away restaurant visits. While we still have a way to go as we establish our new normal but at least we can begin to do so. Here are our new rules.

•         Dining room service for three meals a day.

•         Activities may include 10-15 socially distanced residents at a time.

•         Bus rides have resumed with riders socially distanced and wearing masks.

•         With an advance reservation for up to four people, guests may have a meal with their loved one in our private dining room. 

•         We have resumed scheduled entertainment including well-enjoyed live music.

•         This Friday brings the return of Happy Hour to our dining room with hors d’oeuvres delivered to the table.

We no longer require a 14-day quarantine for residents who leave the community for less than 24 hours.

Our Independent Living residents may have visitors in their apartments.

As we all adjust to our new normal it is worth remembering the following.

ONE DAY AT A TIME

Our lives are made up of a million moments, spent in a million different ways. Some are spent searching for love, peace, and harmony. Others are spent surviving day by day.

But there is no greater moment than when we find that life, with all it’s joys and sorrows, is meant to be lived one day at a time. It’s in this knowledge that we discover the most wonderful truth of all.

Whether we live in a forty-room mansion, surrounded by servants and wealth, or find it a struggle to manage the rent month to month, we have it within our power to be fully satisfied and live a life with true meaning.

One day at a time – we have that ability, through cherishing each moment and rejoicing in each dream. We can experience each day anew, and with this fresh start we have what it takes to make all our dreams come true. Each day is new, and living one day at a time enables us to truly enjoy life and live it to the fullest.

Author Unknown

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Time is like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy.

Doménico Cieri Estrada

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There really is a difference

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.

A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

 To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.

To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

 A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.

A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, and she does.

 A woman has the last word in any argument.

Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

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“Don’t ya just hate it when you see one of those road signs that says ‘Draw Bridge Ahead’ and you don’t have a pencil.”

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David was a crotchety old fellow who always took breakfast with his wife.  He would read the morning paper while she fumed at his neglect, and today of all days because it was their 25th wedding anniversary.

“David!!  David!!  Put down that paper and let’s talk about how we are going to celebrate our wedding anniversary today.  What do you suggest?”

David put his newspaper down, removed and polished his glasses, stared for a moment into the distance, then said, “How about two minutes of silence?”

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Doesn’t “expecting the unexpected” make the unexpected expected?

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Chet: How does Wilma like being pregnant, Bert?

Bert: She’s not “pregnant.” She’s “expecting.”

Chet: Oh!

Bert: She’s expecting me to do more housework. She’s expecting me to cook dinner. She’s expecting me to rub her feet, etc.

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No sense being pessimistic, it probably wouldn’t work anyway

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Taking up painting, an asylum inmate worked for weeks on his masterpiece.  When he finally showed it to asylum doctors, they were stunned.  The canvas was entirely blank.

“Ummmm, yeah, it’s lovely,” said one psychiatrist, “but, er…what is it?”

“Why,” the inmate proudly replied, “it is a painting of the exodus from Egypt.”

“I see,” said another doctor.  “Actually, what I don’t see is the Red Sea.”

“Ah,” said the inmate, “it’s been parted…driven back, as it says in the Old Testament.”

“And the Israelites?”

“They have already passed through.”

“And what of the Egyptians?” demanded another.

“Are you blind?”  said the artist, growing indignant. “They haven’t arrived yet!”

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I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to show up.

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A lady lost her handbag in the bustle of holiday shopping. It was found by an honest little boy and returned to her. Looking in her purse, she commented, “Hmmm…. That’s funny. When I lost my bag there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty $1 bills.”

The boy quickly replied, “That’s right, lady. The last time I found a purse, the owner didn’t have any change for a reward.”

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I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.

Juansen Dizon

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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