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~~~~~~~ WITandWISDOM™ - April 8, 1999
"Attitudes are capable of making the same experience either pleasant or painful." - John Powell
(E-zine: 4 THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK http://www.netastic.com/4tow/4tow.html)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
- Author Unknown
When I was a little boy, my mother used to embroider a great deal. I would sit at her knee and look up from the floor and ask what she was doing. She informed me that she was embroidering. I told her that it looked like a mess from where I was. As from the underside I watched her work within the boundaries of the little round hoop that she held in her hand, I complained to her that it sure looked messy from where I sat.
She would smile at me, look down and gently say, "My son, you go about your playing for a while and, when I am finished, I will put you on my knee and let you see it from my side." I would wonder why she was using some dark threads along with the bright ones and why they seemed so jumbled from my view. A few minutes would pass and then I would hear Mother's voice say, "Son, come and sit on my knee."
This I did only to be surprised and thrilled to see a beautiful flower or a sunset. I could not believe it, because from underneath it looked so messy.
Then Mother would say to me, "My son, from underneath it did look messy and jumbled, but you did not realize that there was a pre-drawn plan on the top. It was a design. I was only following it. Now look at it from my side and you will see what I was doing."
Many times through the years I have looked up to my Heavenly Father and said, "Father, what are You doing?" He has answered, "I am embroidering your life." I say, "But it looks like a mess to me. It seems so jumbled. The threads seem so dark. Why can't they all be bright?"
The Father seems to tell me, "My child, you go about your business of doing My business, and one day I will bring you to Heaven and put you on My knee and you will see the plan from My side."
(Walt Groff, Jean Nunez)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
(From a language learning class. To understand it, read it aloud, better yet, have someone else read it to you.)
LADLE RAT ROTTEN HUT (LITTLE RED ROBBIN HOOD)
Wants pawn term dare worsted ladle gull hoe lift wetter murder inner ladle cordage honor itch offer lodge dock florist. Disc ladle gull orphan worry ladle rat cluck wetter putty ladle rat hut, end fur disc raisin pimple cauldron ladle rat rotten hut. Wan moaning, rat rotten hut's murder colder inset: "Ladle rat rotten hut, heresy ladle basking winsome burden barter end shirker cockels. Tick disc ladle basking Tudor cordage offer groin murder, hoe lifts honor udder site other florist. Shaker lake, done stopper laundry wrote, end yonder nor sorghum stenches done stopper torque wet strainers."
"Hoe cake, murder," resplendent ladle rat rotten hut. Den sea ticker ladle basking an stuttered oft. Honor wrote Tudor cordage offer groin murder, ladle rat rotten hut mitten anomalous woof.
"Wail, wail, wail," set disc wicket woof. "Effervescent ladle rat rotten hut! Wares or putty ladle gull goring wizard ladle basking?"
"Aroma goring tumor groin murder's," reprisal ladle gull. "Grammar's seeking bet. Armor ticking arson burden barter end shirker cockles."
"Oh, hoe! Heifer peasant woke," setter wicket woof. Butter taught tomb shelf, "Oil tickle shirt court Tudor cordage offer groin murder. Oil ketchup wetter letter, end den oh bore!"
Soda wicket woof tucker shirt court, end whinney retched a cordage offer groin murder, picket inner winnow end sore debtor pore oil worming worse lion inner bet. Inner flesh disc abdominal woof lipped honor betting adder rope. Zany pool dawn a groin murder's nut cup end gnat gun, any curdle dope inner bet.
Inner ladle wile, ladle rat rotten hut a raft adder cordage an ranker dough ball.
"Comb ink, sweat hard," setter wicket woof disgracing is verse. Ladle rat rotten hut entity bet rum, end stud buyer groin murder's bet.
"Oh, grammar!" crater ladle gull. "Wart bag icer gut! A nervous sausage bag ice!"
"Butter toe lucky chew whiff, doll ink," whiskered disc ratchet woof wither wicket small.
"Oh, grammar! Water bag noise! A nervous sore suture anomalous prognosis."
"Butter day small your whiff," inserter woof, ants mouse worse waddling.
"Oh, grammar! Water bag mousey gut! A nervous sore suture bag mouse!"
Daze worry on forger nut gull's lest warts. Oil offer sodden trolling offer carvers an sprinkling otter bet, disc curl end bloat Thursday woof ceased pore ladle rat rotten hut an garbled erupt.
Mural: Yonder nor sorghum stenches shut ladle gulls stopper torque wet strainers!
(Anomalous) by Howard L. Chace, Anguist Languish, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1956, pp. 19-22., Out of print
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An elderly gent, at the movies, got popcorn and paid $1.50. He then commented that the last time he got pop-corn it only cost 15 cents. The clerk said, "you'll really enjoy the show this time - now we have sound."
(E-zine: E- CHEER, An Excellent Daily Devotional Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Back in 1994 David Weinlick got tired of the question that thoughtless people ask single adults: "When are you going to get married?" He began replying to all such inquiries, "On June 13, 1998." As the date drew nearer, he realized that he had decided on the wedding site and whom he would invite, but hadn't a clue whom he would marry!
What to do? Why, have a bride contest, of course! As world of his plight got out, two dozen candidates from several states applied for the position of Mrs. Weinlick and showed up on the wedding day at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.
There David's friends and relatives carefully questioned the two dozen would-be brides to determine which one would be most compatible. Finally they chose Elizabeth Runze, a lovely redhead who, like David, was 28 years old. The two had met only briefly the day before when she dropped off her application, but they proceeded to get married immediately, as 2,000 shoppers watched. Both were thrilled at the way things worked out. - Eugene F. Durand