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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 3, 2001
To love people, to be indispensable somewhere, that is the purpose of life. That is the secret of happiness. - George Mason
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
WORDS TO LIVE BY
When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, tell her so.
Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition.
Start the standing ovation at the end of school plays.
When someone lets you down, don't give up on him.
What you do today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
Nothing important was ever achieved without someone's taking a chance.
When a friend is in need, help him without his having to ask.
When someone gives you something, never say, "You shouldn't have."
Remember that cruel words deeply hurt.
Remember that loving words quickly heal.
Seek respect rather than popularity.
Seek quality rather than luxury.
Never be too busy to meet someone new.
Don't let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know you were meant to do.
To help your children turn out well, spend twice as much time and half the money.
Remember that life's most treasured moments often come unannounced.
Be willing to accept a temporary inconvenience for a permanent improvement.
Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others.
Remember, it's not your job to get people to like you; it's your job to like people.
Rebuild a broken relationship.
Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor, McHawListfirstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THINGS WILL ROGERS NEVER SAID
(but probably wishes he had)
Some things that cost $5 to buy several years ago now costs $10 just to repair.
A synonym is a word you use in place of one you can't spell.
The outcome of the income depends on the outgo for the upkeep.
Here's a new invention -- a solar-powered clothes dryer. It's called a clothes line.
Leaders go down in history -- some farther down than others.
Four-word story of failure: Hired, tired, mired, fired.
The law of gravitation is the only law that everybody observes.
Source: Humor Digest
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
During an air-raid on London in the Second World War, a voice was heard urging, "Come on, grandad." The old man explained that he could not find his teeth. To which the reply was: "They're dropping bombs, grandad, not sandwiches!"
Source: Peter's Pearls, www.peterspearls.com.au
What town is almost completely underground?
The town of Coober Pedy, in Australia's hot, dry outback, is almost entirely built inside holes in the ground. The town was originally an opal mining settlement, and many of the holes are left over from opal mines.
The holes are quite cozy, with a year-round temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees C). Visitors are welcome to stay (underground, of course) at the Desert Cave Hotel, have a brew at the Underground Bar, and try a hand of poker on the underground gaming machines.
Coober Pedy got its name from the Aboriginal phrase "kupa piti" (white man's burrow). The town, which produces an estimated 70-90% of the world's opals, has about 3500 residents.
More about Coober Pedy:
Source: The Learning Kingdom, Copyright (c) 2000, www.tlk- lists.com/join