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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 26, 2002
The right word spoken at the right time sometimes achieves miracles.
Source: Bits & Pieces: Home Delivery http://your.dailyinbox.com/bp/
Subjects: Words, Time
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I knelt to pray when day was done
And prayed, "O Lord, bless everyone,
Lift from each saddened heart the pain
And let the sick be well again."
And then I woke another day
And carelessly went on my way,
The whole day long I did not try
To wipe a tear from any eye.
I did not try to share the load
Of any brother on the road.
I did not even go to see
The sick man just next door to me.
Yet once again when day was done
I prayed, "O Lord, bless everyone."
But as I prayed, into my ear
there came a voice that whispered clear,
"Pause now, my son, before you pray.
Whom have you tried to bless today?
Gods sweetest blessing always go
by hands that serve him here below."
And then I hid my face and cried,
"Forgive me, God, I have not tried,
But let me live another day
and I will live the way I pray."
Submitted by Sue Archer
Subjects: Prayer, Blessings, Duty
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Part 1 of 2 [June 26, 27]
Are you old enough to remember having your milk delivered by the milkman? Here are some funny notes left to those trusty men.
"Dear Milkman, I've just had a baby, please leave another one."
"Please leave an extra pint of paralysed milk."
"Please don't leave any more milk. All they do is drink it"
"Milkman please close the gate behind you because the birds keep pecking the tops off the milk."
"Sorry not to have paid your bill before, but my wife had a baby and I've been carrying it around in my pocket for weeks."
"Sorry about yesterdays note. I didn't mean one egg and a dozen pints, but the other way round."
"When you leave my milk knock on my bedroom window and wake me because I want you 'to give me a hand to turn the mattress."
"Please knock. My TV's broken down and I missed last nights 'Sopranos' . If you saw it, will you tell me what happened."
Source: Arizona Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizona_humor/
Subject s: Misprints, Deliveries
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long ... seven hundred and forty-two years from now the Mississippi will be only a mile and three -quarters long. ... There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact." - Mark Twain
Source: A Joke a Day http://www.topica.com/lists/ajokeaday7
Subjects: Rivers, Science
Book lovers have long touted the power of words, but a new survey suggests that how we see ourselves as adults may be influenced by the books we read (or had read to us) as children.
After years of being told by educators about the strong link between reading and success in life, it's not surprising that a recent survey by the home furnishings retailer Ikea found that people who were read to frequently as children are more likely to have a college degree than those who were not. But how about proof that the bedtime ritual may one day make for a happier marriage? The survey of 1,000 people discovered that married adults who were read to often as children are more likely to refer to their marriages as "adventurous" than those who weren't.
The poll results also hint that what you read as a child may determine your career path: As kids, accountants enjoyed mysteries; people in the military preferred science fiction. And if employers are looking for a hard worker, they may want to ask what candidates read in childhood: People who loved history and autobiographies while growing up are most likely to work more than 60 hours a week.
The survey was conducted to support Save the Children, a global non-profit organization that helps kids and their families improve their health, education and economic opportunities.
Source: USA Weekend, May 10-12, 2002, http://usaweekend.com
Subjects: Reading, Success, Parenting