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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 13, 2002

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Concern for man himself and his fate must always be the chief interest of all technical endeavors... In order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. - Albert Einstein

Source: DailyThought http://www.sperience.net/lists/signlist.html#thought

Subj ects: Inventions, Ideologies, Einstein


First-graders were nervous as the teacher called on them to pass out their valentines that February day several years ago. Some of the students received many valentines. Others, who had received only a few, huddled low in their chairs.

The teacher noticed one girl in particular. Her name was Serena. She was shy and awkward, came to school only sporadically, and did not seem to have any friends among her classmates. Serena had only a few valentines on her desk, and tears were running down her cheeks, so the teacher knelt beside her to comfort her. But to her astonishment, Serena was crying for joy!

"Look at all my valentines!" she exclaimed. "I never thought I'd get even one, and look! I got six!"

Whether the cup is half empty or half full depends on your point of view. Like Serena, all of us need to modify the negative so we can accentuate the positive.

By Victor Parachin, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) February 2002, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs

Submitted by Dale Galusha

Subjects: Valentines, Attitude, School

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Alligators....stop nibbling on fellow passengers.

Flies....quit pestering the horses.

Elephants.....shovel up your own mess, it blocks the hallways.

Pigeons....the lions are not statues.

Mosquitoes and bats....quit biting the other passengers.

Myna birds....stop repeating everything you hear.

Cows....fly swatting is prohibited.

Lightening bugs....remember lights out at 9 pm.

Pigs.....clean up your room.

Raccoons....stop your midnight raids.

Hyenas....stop laughing at the other passengers.

Lions....quit stalking everyone.

Vultures....stop hovering.

Bugs....stay out of the pantry.

Snakes....pick up your own skins and throw them away.

Ants....bring your own picnic lunch next time.

Hoofed animals....please tiptoe after midnight.

Camels....no spitting at the other passengers.

Squirrels....quit hiding nuts in the bathtub drains.

Night Owls....keep your hooting down, it keeps the Morning Doves awake.

Turtles....your dinners are getting cold, start for the dining hall earlier.

All passengers.... be careful what you say around the parrots if you don't want it repeated.

Signed, Noah

Source: Monday Fodder mailto:dgauf aaa@iohk.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder

Subjects: Rules, Noah, Animals


There once was a girl named Miss Bright,
who could travel much faster than light.
She left one day,
in an Einsteinian way,
and came back on the previous night.

Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html

Subjects: Einstein, Speed, Limericks

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

When Jim Burke became the head of a new products division at Johnson & Johnson, one of his first projects was the development of a children's chest rub. The product failed miserably, and Burke expected that he would be fired. When he was called in to see the chairman of the board, however, he met a surprising reception. "Are you the one who just cost us all that money?" asked Robert Wood Johnson. "Well I just want to congratulate you. If you are making mistakes, that means you are taking risks, and we won't grow unless you take risks." Some years later, when Burke himself became chairman of J&J, he continued to spread that word.

From: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) Oct, 1991, p. 62 http://www.readersdigest.com

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

Subjects: Inventions, Mistakes, Risks

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