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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 11, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

The higher you go, the more dependent you become on others. - Author Unknown

Subjects: Management, Teamwork


Antonio Rossini (1792-1868) Italian composer best known for the opera The Barber of Seville and the William Tell Overture was presented with a watch by the King of France. Several years after receiving the watch, while he was showing it to a friend, the friend looked at the watch and said, "I don't believe you know the real value of this watch."

Rossini disagreed, claiming that it was valuable simply because the King himself had given it to him. The friend said, "That's not why it is so valuable." He took the watch and proceeded to open the inner case of the watch using a secret spring on the back of it. To Rossini's amazement, there located in the inner casing of the watch was a beautiful miniature painting of Rossini himself!

For years Rossini had a watch and didn't know that the real reason why it was so valuable was not because of what was on the outside, but because of what was on the inside.

May you live your life in such a way that at that special moment when someone touches the spring of your life may your heart pop open with a picture of Jesus.

Have a blessed day!

Source: Mr. Mom's Mailing List, http://mrmom.amaonline.com/

Subjects: Watches, Character

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

To encourage better spelling, somebody on the Chicago Daily News put up this notice on the bulletin board:

"Let's set our sights high. Let's learn to spell JUDGMENT correctly. Let's repeat to ourselves each day, 'Today I will spell JUDGMENT without an E.' Who shall be the first to announce this accomplishment. Praise be unto him.


Right next to this a reporter pinned up:

"Dear Deranged,

I tried to spell judgment without an 'e' and it came out judgmnt. Now I'm in a prdicamnt.


Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/

Subjects: Spelling


As I left the grocery store, I noticed two little kids, maybe six or seven years old, selling candy bars in front of the store to raise money for their school band.

"I'll buy a chocolate bar on one condition," I said to the boys. "You eat it for me."

I bought one and handed the candy back to one of the boys. He shook his head. "I can't," he said.

"Why not?"

Looking me in the eye, he responded gravely, "I'm not supposed to take candy from strangers."

Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/

Subjects: Fundraising, Selling, Candy, Strangers

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Study Links Water with Heart Health

Not drinking enough water could be as harmful to a person's heart as smoking, according to a study released last month by Loma Linda University and Medical Center. Researchers at the California-based institution said that drinking a sufficient amount of water every day significantly lowers the risk of coronary heart disease.

Jacqueline Chan, chief researcher on the project, told reporters at an April 25 news conference that sufficient water is as important to heart health as other factors such as diet, exercise, and abstinence from smoking.

Statistics gathered from a study of Seventh- day Adventists in California showed that healthy men who drank five or more glasses of water every day had a 54 percent decrease in the risk of fatal coronary heart disease, compared with those who drank only two glasses of water. Women who drank five glasses of water each day lowered their fatal heart attack risk by 41 percent.

The data for these findings comes out of the Adventist Health Study, a massive research project begun in 1973 that tracked the health of more than 20,000 Californian Seventh-day Adventists.

Researchers believe that drinking a high volume of plain water works to thin the blood, thus lowering the risk of blood clots. People who replaced some of the water with other fluids, such as fruit juice, milk, or soda, did not receive the same protection, researchers found.

Submitted by Thurman C. Petty, Jr.

Subjects: Water, Health

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