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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 27, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Make big decisions in the calm." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

Subjects: Decisions


Rolf Benirschke, former place kicker for the San Diego Chargers, remembers a time in his football career when he desperately needed encouragement.

One day, in his third season with the Chargers, Benirschke suffered a complete physical collapse. In the hospital, he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. He went through two operations, spent weeks in intensive care, lost over 60 pounds. Doctors weren't sure he'd pull through.

All during this crisis time, Rolf Benirschke's mother stayed by his side, offering words of comfort and encouragement. As he was reaching an emotional low point, his mother advised, "It takes little steps to climb a mountain."

These words inspired Benirschke to tackle his recovery with renewed vigor.

He went back to play for San Diego, and was eventually named to their sports Hall of Fame.

By Rolf Benirschke in "Mothers" The Saturday Evening Post, May/ June 1999 p. 49 http://www.satevepost.org/

From the personal collection of inspirational speaker King Duncan, http://www.goodstories.com

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

Subjects: Football, Encouragement

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 2 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.

My daughter says she wants a milkshake. Do you do it before you deliver or do I have to shake the bottle."

"Please send me a form for cheap milk, for I have a baby two months old and did not know about it until a neighbour told me."

"Milk is needed for the baby. Father is unable to supply it."

"From now on please leave two pints every other day and one pint on the days in between, except Wednesdays and Saturdays when I don't want any milk."

My back door is open. Please put milk in 'fridge, get money out of cup in drawer and leave change on kitchen table , because we want to play bingo tonight."

"Please leave no milk today. When I say today, I mean tomorrow, for I wrote this note yesterday . . . or is it today ?"

"When you come with the milk please put the coal on the boiler, let dog out and put newspaper inside the screen door.
PS. Don't leave any milk."

"No milk. Please do not leave milk at No. 14 either as he is dead until further notice."

Source: Arizona Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizona_humor/

Subject s: Misprints, Deliveries


Attending a medical conference, I went to a session in which a speaker was supposed to discuss patient relations. As the scheduled time for the meeting passed without the speaker showing up, the physicians began to get restless. Finally one impatient doctor stood up to leave, only to find the door locked from the outside.

The doctors were thrown into an uproar. "This is outrageous! "one shouted in exasperation. "My time is too important to waste waiting for this guy!"

Just then the speaker, who was sitting quietly, rose from his chair. "Ladies and gentlemen," he proclaimed. "Let us now talk about patient relations."

Contributed by Paul Hall

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) October 1999, http://www.readersdigest.com/

Subjects: Physicians, Time, Public Relations, Patients

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Tanning Beds Aren't Safer

New research shows that people who use tanning beds have an increased risk of skin cancer: A Dartmouth Medical School study of 1,400 people found that those who had ever used a tanning bed were 25 times more likely to have squamous cell cancer and 1.5 times more likely to have basal cell cancer (those types don't kill you but do require surgery that can be disfiguring).

Source: USA Weekend, May 10-12, 2002, http://usaweekend.com

Subjects: Cancer, Tan

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