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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 27, 2003
If you do your best, don't mind the rest. Irish Proverb
Source: DailyInBox: Proverbs Plus, http://mailroom.dailyinbox.com/pplus/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Words of Wisdom
Part 2 of 2 [Mar 26, 27]
By Fred Rogers, TV's Mr. Rogers
From a Speech at Marquette University - May 20, 2001
One day, I was privileged to sit in on one of Yo-yo Ma's master cello classes. Now, Yo-yo is one of the great appreciators of our world. It seems that people always walk taller after they've had an encounter with him. The only thing that's larger than his talent is his heart.
At any rate, during that master class, one young man was struggling with the tone of a certain cello passage. He played it over and over, and Yo-yo listened with obvious interest. Finally, Yo-yo said, "Nobody else can make the sound you make." That young man looked at Yo-yo Ma and beamed.
What a gift those words were, not only to that cellist, but to everyone who was there.
Nobody else can make the sound you make.
Well, nobody else can live the life you live. And even though no human being is perfect, we always have the chance to bring what's unique about us to live in a redeeming way.
Submitted by Thurman Petty
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Top Ten Questions Most Often Asked At A 99-Cent Store
10. "How much is this?"
9. "Is this necklace real gold?"
8. "Do these Tampa Bay Devil Rays sweatshirts come in medium?"
7. "So let me get this straight -- everything here is 99 cents?"
6. "How much is this?"
5. "Do you have anything nicer for $1.99 ?"
4. "How much is this 'Best of Ray Stevens' CD?"
3. "Didn't this used to be a White Castle?"
2. "Do you have change for a dollar bill?"
1. "Can someone go to the bank and get more pennies?"
Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
As a commercial airline jet was flying over Arizona on a clear day, the co-pilot was providing his passengers with a running commentary about landmarks over the public address system.
"Coming up on the right, you can see the Meteor Crater, which is a major tourist attraction in northern Arizona. It was formed when a lump of nickel and iron, roughly 150 feet in diameter and weighing 300,000 tons, struck the earth at about 40,000 miles an hour, scattering white-hot debris for miles in every direction. The hole measures nearly a mile across and is 570 feet deep."
From the cabin, a passenger was heard to say, "Wow! It just missed the highway!"
Source: Smile a Day Newsletterę, http://www.net153.com/best.htm