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A New Day

Ray’s Daily

April 6, 2021


“Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier.”

Colin Powell

Here we go again a new day. I have decided that I am going to let Spring back into my life. Not only the warmth of the weather but also the harbringer of the better days coming. I don’t know about you but I have had enough of our bad days and have decided to make the best of whats ahead.

Here is a poem that reminds us that we need to work to stay positive but the effort is well worth the reward.

In this day and age…..,

It’s not easy….,

Being positive……,

But we’ve got to….,

Make the effort…..,

To carry on…..,

And get by…..,

All the negative thinking…..,

That’s going on…..! ! !

So bring yourself up….,

And reach for the high ground….,

Even if you’re feeling down….,

Try to turn yourself around…..,

We’re all well aware….,

That life is never fair….,

And Optimism Is Difficult….! ! !

Trade Martin


“The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.”

William Arthur Ward


What A Teacher Really Means: In this political correct world here’s some help in understanding what the teacher is trying to tell you.

1. “Your son has a remarkable ability in gathering needed information from his classmates,” really means, “He was caught cheating on a test.”

2. “Martha is an endless fund of energy and vitability,” really   means, “The hyperactive monster can’t stay seated for five minutes.”

3. “Fantastic imagination. Unmatched in his capacity for blending fact with fiction,” really means, “He’s definitely one of the biggest liars I have ever met.”

4. “David exhibits a casual, relaxed attitude to school, indicating that high expectations don’t intimidate him,” really means, “The lazy thing hasn’t done one assignment all quarter.”

5. “His athletic ability is marvelous. Superior hand-eye coordination,” really means, “The little creep stung me with a rubber band from 15 feet away.”

6. “Nick thrives on interaction with his peers,” really means, “Your son needs to stop socializing and start working.”

7. “Your daughter’s greatest asset is her demonstrative public discussions,” really means, “Classroom lawyer! Why is it that every time I explain an assignment she creates a class argument.”

8. “John enjoys the thrill of engaging challenges with his peers,” really means, “He’s a bully.”

9. “An adventurous nature lover who rarely misses opportunities to explore new territory,” really means, “Your son was caught skipping school at the swimming pond.”

10. “I am amazed at her tenacity in retaining her youthful personality,” really means, “She’s so immature that I can hardly stand it!”

11. Unlike some students who hide their emotions, Charlie is very expressive and open,” really means, “He must have written the Whiner’s Guide.”

12. “Her exuberant verbosity is awesome!” really means, “A mouth that never stops yacking.”


I don’t get even, I get odd.


Laws of Slow People

1. Slow people always walk side by side, even if they don’t know each other.

2. They drive side by side, too. If they can’t find another slow driver to pair up with, they drive in the fast lane.

3. Slow walkers never look back. When they drive, they never look in their rearview mirrors, either.

4. Slow people drift sideways so they’ll block the path of anyone trying to pass them. If two people or vehicles are trying to get around them at the same time, they drift into the path of the one that is moving at the highest speed.

5. Follow behind a slow person in the grocery store and you’ll wind up with soggy ice cream every time.


In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.


“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.

What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”

Howard Zinn


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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