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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 27, 2002
If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the river of greatness is always the stream of adversity. - Cavett Robert
Source: Peter's Pearls, http://www.peterspearls.com.au
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Just this once, Lord, I want to come to you with no problems, but simply to say, Thank You:
For your forgiveness when I fail...
For the sheer joy of sleep when I'm terribly tired...
For the remedies for sickness when I am ill...
For the assurance that You have made a place especially for me...
For the joy of helping others when I see people in need...
For the earthly evidences of Your will...
For the fun that refreshes when everything gets too serious...
For the renewal in moments of silence...
For your abiding presence that makes every day I live a day of thanks.
Submitted Robbi Mikkola
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Last Minute Turkey
It's the day before Thanksgiving, and the butcher is just locking up when a man pounds on the door. "Please let me in," says the man. "I forgot to buy a turkey, and my wife will kill me if I don't come home with one."
"OK" says the butcher. "Let me see what's left." He goes into the freezer and discovers that there's only one scrawny turkey left. He brings it out to show the man.
"That one's too skinny. What else have you got?" the man asks.
The butcher takes the bird back into the freezer and waits a minute, then brings the same turkey back out to the man.
"Oh no," says the man, "that one doesn't look any better. You better give me both of them."
Source: Clean Laugh, http://www.cybersalt.org/lists.htm
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My family traditionally begins the evening meal with a prayer of thanks. When they were old enough, we began letting our children say the meal prayer. Of course at first they would ask for a pony, a new bike, etc. They soon learned the more important things which should be included in the prayer.
At Thanksgiving we had the whole family over. My nine year old wanted to say the prayer. It went like this: "Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for the turkey, the rolls, the mashed potatoes, the red jiggly stuff, and the bread stuff even though I don't like it. We ask that You not let us choke on this food."
Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.com
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