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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 1, 2002
When people go to work, they shouldn't have to leave their hearts at home. - Betty Bender
Source: Quotation-Gazette http://www.quotationdepot.com/gazette/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Victor Hugo's novel Les Miserables tells the story of a man named Jean Valjean, who served nineteen years of hard labor for the crime of stealing bread. When he was finally released, Valjean was a hardened, tough ex-convict.
A kind bishop invited him to stay in his home for the night. After the bishop and his sister were asleep, Valjean stole the family silver and ran off into the night. The next morning, he was captured by three policemen and brought back to the bishop. "So here you are!" the bishop cried to Valjean. "I'm delighted to see you. Had you forgotten that I gave you the candlesticks as well? They're silver like the rest, and worth a good 200 francs. Did you forget to take them?"
After the policemen had gone, the bishop gave the candlesticks to Valjean, who was speechless and trembling. "Do not forget; do not ever forget," the bishop said, "that you have promised me to use the money to make yourself a new man."
From: "Pleasing God: 9 Studies for Individuals or Groups" by Kuhatschek, Jack, Published by Intervarsity Press (Jan 1, 1999), ISBN: 0830830863, http://isbn.nu/0830830863
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2002 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.swanlake.twoffice.com
Subjects: Stealing, Forgiveness
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
London, England (Independent Online):
An English motorist reported his car stolen after a night of heavy drinking and was embarrassed to find it again exactly where he had parked it - a full year afterwards - the Sun newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Kevin Eastwood, 24, reported his Vauxhall Cavalier missing on April 18 last year, and by coincidence returned a year later to visit his friend, Simon Cahill, in Eastbourne in the southern English county of Sussex.
Eastwood, an electrician, was first amazed and then red-faced when he saw his car parked in a quiet side street, untouched and without even a parking ticket.
"I couldn't believe it. I realized I'd parked it there myself and felt such a dumbo," said Eastwood, who lives in King's Lynn in the eastern county of Norfolk.
"You'd think someone would have reported it, but they didn't," a policeman said.
Source: WhiteBoard News for April 23, 2002, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard
Subjects: Stealing, Automobiles
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Being just five feet tall presents a problem, especially when I try to reach things on the top shelf at the supermarket. So when a box of macaroni was out of reach, I asked a tall stock boy for assistance. "No problem," he said as he got down on one knee and intertwined his fingers. "Ready for a boost?'
By Eileen Cleary, Glenside Pennsylvania, USA
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) September 1999, http://www.readersdigest.com
I had a hard time losing my flabby stomach until my husband suggested that I put a "fat" photo of my self on the cupboard where we store the snacks I crave. Each time I'm tempted, seeing that photo sends me straight to the fruit bowl. - Mary McClellan, Fords, West Virginia, USA
Zig Ziglar placed the picture of an ad for men's underwear, featuring of course a slim and muscular man, in his bathroom where he would see it each morning. This helped him visualize his goal and he succeed with his weight loss.
Subjects: Diet, Weight