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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 11, 2003
"God has entrusted me with myself." - Epictetus
Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Charles Francis Adams was the United States ambassador to Great Britain during the Lincoln administration. He had the habit of keeping a daily diary. He also taught his son, Brooks, the value of journaling his activities in a diary.
One memorable day, eight-year-old Brooks recorded, "Went fishing with my father, the most glorious day of my life." It must have been, for the next forty years Brooks repeatedly mentioned it in his diary.
His father also wrote about the fishing trip. His own diary on that pivotal day for his son reads, "Went fishing with my son; a day wasted."
Did he ever know that a single day spent with Brooks may have been the most well spent day of his life? He may have felt that, as a United States ambassador, his time was extremely valuable. But history seems to show that some individual time spent with his son may have turned out to be one of his most valuable investments. Which raises the question...is there an important way you can spend some time today?
Source: Life Support System, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lifesupport/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Huddersfield, England (Ananova):
Two-year-old Ian Wilkinson fell off a bed, hit his head and stopped breathing. The toddler's face was turning blue. His father, Engineer Chris Wilkinson, revived him with the kiss of life and dialed 999.
Chris was following the ambulance which was also carrying his wife Tracy. The ambulance was taking Ian to a hospital in Huddersfield.
"Suddenly it slowed down and stopped. I was terrified Ian had a relapse." Chris Wilkinson said. "Then the ambulance attendants said they would have to wait for another vehicle because it ‘wouldn't go.' I said there was no need to wait as I've worked as a car mechanic and told them I'd take a look. I got out my pliers and flashlight and crawled under the ambulance."
He discovered the accelerator cable had snapped. So he grabbed some 1ft-long engineering cable ties from his van and repaired the break in under ten minutes.
The vehicle then carried on to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, West Yorkshire, where Ian had a series of tests before being allowed home after five hours.
Source: White Board News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A man wrote a mail order house and made a request . . .
"Please send me one of the gasoline engines you show on page 87 of your catalog. If it's any good, I'll send you a check."
Shortly, the man received a reply: "Please send a check. If it's any good, we'll send the engine."
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2003, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
Pig Rescues Child
In 1983 Priscilla the pig was swimming with children at Lake Somerville in Texas. All day long Priscilla had been in the water towing swimmers around while they held onto her harness.
Nobody noticed that a woman's young son followed his mother and the pig into the water. Suddenly, the boy stepped into a hole and went under. Every time the boy's head came up he screamed bloody murder. Priscilla, thinking that the screams were coming from one of her neighborhood friends, swam toward the boy. As she passed the struggling child, he grabbed her harness and was pulled to safety.
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Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies