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Over the years I have received many “Tips for life” lists. Every once in a while I like to visit one to pick up some suggestions and reminders. I did that again this morning and choose a few off a list written by that prolific author, Unknown. Here they are with a few of my comments.


Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. – I think this is one of them greatest suggestions for a pleasant life and a prosperous career. If you target on exceeding people’s expectations you will seldom fail even if you stumble a bit.

Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.

When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye. – I don’t think we take responsibility for our errors often enough. I know of no better way of neutralizing a troublesome issue than to tell someone your sorry and meaning it. Protect your friendships; don’t lose them by failure to own up to your mistakes.

Never laugh at anyone's dreams. – Each of us is different and many of us march to a different drummer. Unfortunately many of us find it easy to ridicule another’s dream often because we have given up on our own. The belief in the possibility of ones dreams provides the hope that motivates us to carry on.

Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely. – I find it tragic that so many folks miss a chance at real happiness because of their fear they won’t find it and will be hurt in the search. Trust me the joy that is there is well worth the risk.

Don't judge people by their relatives. – I wonder how many interesting and potentially great friends we miss because we don’t like those around them so we never give them the chance.

Remember that great love and great achievements involve risk. – And you know what? Taking the risks makes life challenging, interesting and most rewarding.


As we all know life can be pleasant, fun and worthwhile if we don’t convince ourselves that it is not worth the effort.


To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily.  To not dare is to lose oneself.

Soren Kierkegaard


A group of elderly Jewish men meet every Wednesday for a coffee and a chat. They drink their coffee and then sit for hours discussing the world situation. Usually, their discussion is very negative.

One day, Moishe surprises his friends by announcing, loud and clear, "You know what? I've now become an optimist."

Everyone is totally shocked and all conversation dries up.

But then Sam notices something isn't quite right and he says to Moishe, "Hold on a minute, if you're an optimist, why are you looking so worried?"

Moishe replies, "Do you think its easy being an optimist?"


You know you're into middle age when you realize that caution is the only thing you care to exercise.


A passenger jet was suffering through a severe thunderstorm. As the passengers were being bounced around by the turbulence a young woman turned to a minister sitting next to her and with a nervous laugh asks, "Reverend, you're a man of God, can't you do something about this storm?"

To which he replies, "Lady, I'm in sales, not management."


"The main fault we, as human beings have, is the preoccupation with the faults of others."


The mother of a problem child was advised by a psychiatrist: "You are far too upset and worried

about your son. I suggest you take tranquilizers regularly."

On her next visit the psychiatrist asked, "Have the tranquilizers calmed you down?"

"Yes" the mother answered.

"And how is your son now?" he asked.

"Who cares?" she replied.


Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.


A handful of 7 YR. OLD CHILDREN were asked 'What they thought of beer.'

"I think beer must be good. My dad says the more beer he drinks the prettier my Mom gets." --Tim, 7 years old

'Beer makes my dad sleepy and we get to watch what we want on television when he is asleep, so beer is nice.' --Mellanie, 7 years old

"My Mom and Dad both like beer. My Mom gets funny when she drinks it and takes her top off at parties, but Dad doesn't think this is very funny." --Grady, 7 years old

''My Mom and Dad talk funny when they drink beer and the more they drink the more they give kisses to each other, which is a good thing.' --Toby, 7 years old

"My Dad loves beer. The more he drinks, the better he dances. One time he danced right into the pool--Lilly, 7 years old

"I don't like beer very much. Every time Dad drinks it, he burns the sausages on the barbecue and they taste disgusting." --Ethan, 7 years old


There is never a wrong time to do the right thing.


Three prisoners are captured in the war. They are asked what they wish to have for their last meal.

The Italian asks for and receives Pepperoni Pizza.

The Frenchmen requests and receives a Filet Mignon.

The American requests a plate of strawberries. The captors are surprised and reply, “strawberries?”

“Yes, Strawberries.”

“But, they are out of season!”

“That’s ok. I’ll wait….”


You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Wayne Gretzky


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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