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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 22, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) Medical missionary and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

Subjects: Success, Happiness


I am scheduled to give a speech and it scares me to death. Any suggestions that will help me calm my fears?" - Warren T.

I remember teaching a course in public speaking at the college level, and a student named Walter told me, "I am so frightened in front of an audience that I just freeze up. My voice turns to a whisper. I know it sounds foolish, but I get physically ill at the thought of standing before a group of people."

During the conversation I discovered that his problem was one of the most acute cases of an inferiority complex I'd ever seen. It affected his total life.

I scheduled a conference with the young man and learned some things about his background that were unique. For example, he had suffered through an operation due to heart disease at the age of ten. He knew more about heart trouble than anyone I'd ever met. And I could see his confidence growing as I told him so.

"Walter, you're an expert on what has happened to you - and you need to share it with the class," I told him. When the time came for his presentation, he delivered it with great composure and assurance. Why? Because he knew more about his topic than anyone in the audience.

Fear of public speaking is basically a fear of the unknown. When you speak from personal experience the battle is almost won.

By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2001, http://www.neileskelin.com

Subjects: Speaking, Inferiority, Fear

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Condensed from "Skiing: A Skier's Dictionary" Henry Bread and Roy McKie
Part 2 of 2 [March 21, 22]

INERTIA: Tendency of a skier's body to resist changes in direction or speed due to the action of Newton's First Law of Motion. Goes along with these other physical laws:
- Two objects of greatly different mass falling side by side will have the same rate of descent, but the lighter one will have larger hospital bills.
- Matter can neither be created nor destroyed, but if it drops out of a parka pocket, don't expect to encounter it again in our universe.
- When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, an unethical lawyer will immediately appear.

PREJUMP: Maneuver in which an expert skier makes a controlled jump just ahead of a bump. Beginners can execute a controlled pre-fall just before losing their balance and, if they wish, can precede it with a pre-scream and a few pre- groans.

SHIN: The bruised area on the front of the leg that runs from the point where the ache from the wrenched knee ends to where the soreness from the strained ankle begins.

SKI!: A shout to alert people ahead that a loose ski is coming down the hill. Another warning skiers should be familiar with is "Avalanche!" - which tells everyone that a hill is coming down the hill.

SKIER: One who pays an arm and a leg for the opportunity to break them.

STANCE: Your knees should be flexed, but shaking slightly; your arms straight and covered with a good layer of goose flesh; your hands forward, palms clammy, knuckles white and fingers icy, your eyes a little crossed and darting in all directions. Your lips should be quivering, and you should be mumbling, "Why?"

THOR: Thcandinavian god of acheth and painth.

TRAVERSE: To ski across a slope at an angle; one of two quick and simple methods of reducing speed.

TREE: The other method.

Submitted by Scott and Bonnie Peterson

Subjects: Skiing, Definitions


When my sister Andrea got married, she asked to wear my mother's wedding dress. The day she tried it on for the first time I was sitting with Mother in the living room as Andrea descended the stairs. The gown was a perfect fit on her petite frame. Mother's eyes welled with tears. I put my arm around her.

"You're not losing a daughter," I reminded her in time-honored fashion. "You're gaining a son."

"Oh, forget about that!" she said with a sob. "I used to fit into that dress!"

Contributed to Reader's Digest "Life In These United States" by John A. Sullivan

Source: DailyInBox: Reader's Digest CyberSmiles, http://dailyinbox.com/rd/

Subjects: Weddings, Clothing

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Every time I delete something, it goes to the recycle bin. Is there a way to just delete it and be done with it?

There's actually a couple ways. First, if you want to bypass the recycle bin hold down the SHIFT key when you delete. That will bypass the recycle bin and get rid of the file. This is the way I would recommend.

The other way is to set your recycle bin to delete the files as they come in. To do this, right-click it and select Properties from the resulting menu. Check the box labeled "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted."

I do NOT recommend checking that little box though.

There's been more than a few times I was glad I had that recycle bin when I had to recover files I "thought" I no longer needed.

Besides, the recycle bin will automatically empty out old files once it's full.

Source: Computer Tips, ISSN: 1529_336X, Copyright 2001, WorldStart. All unauthorized reproduction strictly prohibited. Http://www.coolnewsletters.com

Subjects: Computer Tips

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