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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 7, 2002

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Man will never know peace among his fellow man, until he finds peace within himself. - Author Unknown

Submitted by Shared by Miles

Subjects: Peace


Thomas A. Edison was working on a crazy contraption called a "light bulb" and it took a whole team of men 24 straight hours to put just one together.

The story goes that when Edison was finished with one light bulb, he gave it to a young boy helper, who nervously carried it up the stairs. Step by step he cautiously watched his hands, obviously frightened of dropping such a priceless piece of work.

You've probably guessed what happened by now; the poor young fellow dropped the bulb at the top of the stairs.

It took the entire team of men twenty-four more hours to make another bulb. Finally, tired and ready for a break, Edison was ready to have his bulb carried up the stairs. He gave it to the same young boy who dropped the first one. That's true forgiveness.

Uncommon Friends: Life With Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, & Charles Lindbergh, By Newton, James D., Published by Harcourt Inc (Jun 1, 1989), ISBN: 0156926202, http://isbn.nu/0156926202

Source: My Daily Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose

Subjects: Thomas Edison, Forgiveness, Lightbulbs

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A man was taking his wife, who was pregnant with twins, to the hospital when his car went out of control and crashed. Upon regaining consciousness, he saw his brother, a relentless world-class practical joker, sitting at his bed side.

He asked his brother how his wife was and his brother replied, "Don't worry, everybody is fine and you have a son and a daughter. But the hospital was in a real hurry to get the birth certificates filed and both you and your wife were unconscious so I named them for you."

The husband was thinking to himself, "Oh no, what has he done now?" and said, "Well what did you name them?"

The brother replied, "I named the little girl Denise."

The husband said, "That's a very pretty name! What did you come up with for my son?"
The brother replied, "Denephew."

Submitted by Andrew Smith

Subjects: Names


PUNs . . .

An unemployed court jester is no one's fool. (Jokes4U)

When I spilled my cottage cheese, I lost my whey. (Keith Martin)

Source: Bill's Punch Line, http://www.tcmr.com/billspunchline.html

Subjects: Unemployment, Puns

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

In "Daily Motivations for African-American Success," Dennis Kimbo writes about a "young woman who wanted to go to college. But her heart sank when she read the application that asked, 'Are you a leader?'

"Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote 'no' and returned the application, expecting to be rejected.

"To her surprise, she received this reply from the college: 'Dear Applicant: A study of the application forms reveals that this year our college will have 1,452 new leaders. We are accepting you because we feel it is imperative that they have at least one follower!'"

Source: Daily Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2001, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

Subjects: Applications, College, Leadership

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