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Kindness Matters

Ray’s Daily

May 26, 2021


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”


Of all the attributes of folks I know that I appreciate the most is their kindness. There is something special about those who like to help others. For these people it is their normal way of life and they do not require acknowledgement for their dood works.

Recently Marc Chernoff shared some kindness stories that I liked, here are two that I think are especially heartwarming.

“It’s been six months since I totaled my car. I’ve been in and out of the hospital a lot ever since with severe back pain. Although the pain has begun to subside, my recovery forced me to use all my sick time and vacation time for the year. But this morning my boss, who is usually ‘all business’ and pretty hard on everyone, called me into her office and told me she talked with HR and donated five days of her own unused vacation time to me so I would still get paid when I go out of town to visit my family for Christmas.”


“On the way to work today, I watched a teenage boy help an elderly woman with a cane onto the city bus I was riding. He was so careful with her, assisting her every step of the way. The woman had the biggest smile on her face. They both sat directly across from me, and just as I was about to compliment her with having a wonderful grandson, the boy looked at her and said, ‘My name is Chris. What’s your name, ma’am?’”


“Simple kindness may be the most vital key to the riddle of how human beings can live with each other in peace, and care properly for this planet we all share.”

Bo Lozoff


She said: So many men… so few who can afford me.  

“Mommy, my turtle is dead,” Wally told his mother, holding the turtle out to her in his hand.
The mother kissed him on the head, then said, “That’s all right. We’ll wrap him in tissue paper, put him in a little box, then have a nice burial ceremony in the back yard. After that, we’ll go out for an ice cream soda, and then get you a new pet. I don’t want you….”

Her voice trailed off as she noticed the turtle move. “Wally, your turtle isn’t dead after all.”
“Oh,” the disappointed boy, wanting ice cream and a new pet, asked. “Can I kill it then?”


“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”

Søren Kierkegaard


  • When women retire as homemakers they tend to get a little testy. Here is what husbands have to look forward to.
    Kitchen closed – – this chick has had it!
    Martha Stewart doesn’t live here!!
    I’m creative; you can’t expect me to be neat too!
    So this isn’t Home Sweet Home… Adjust!
    Ring Bell for Maid Service…If no answer do it yourself!
    I clean house every other day…. Today is the other day!
    If you write in the dust, please don’t date it!
    Our house was clean last week, too bad you missed it!
    I came, I saw, I decided to order take out.
    If you don’t like my standards of cooking … lower your standards.
    Apology … Although you’ll find our house a mess, Come in, sit down, converse. It doesn’t always look like this: Some days it’s even worse.
  • A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, and this kitchen is delirious.
    A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
    Help keep the kitchen clean – eat out.
    Gardening forever . . . Housework, never!
    Dull women have immaculate houses.


A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who never owned a car.
Carrie Snow


“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.”



Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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