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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 12, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies


What's Your Perspective?

No one sees the exact same picture of the future. . .

I heard the story of four men who were gazing at a sunset in a national park in Utah.

One of them was an artist and exclaimed, "This would make such a gorgeous painting. Just look at those dazzling hues!"

Standing next to him was a geologist, who observed, "Isn't it fascinating how the sun is reflected against the rock formations in the mountains?"

The third person present was a poet. He contemplated, "A setting sun always reminds me of the beautiful ending of one phase of our lives, and the beginning of another stage at sunrise."

The final member of the group, a businessman, stared at the colorful sunset and blurted, "What a great view. I'd love to build a hotel right on this spot!"

What's your perspective?

By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2003, http://www.neileskelin.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The soldier was tired and sleepy from a long train ride in a miserable old-day coach. On top of this, two fussy old ladies were keeping him awake with argument about a window. One wanted it closed and the other wanted it open. This fuss finally brought the conductor. "Conductor," said one, "if that window is opened, I'll just freeze to death!"

"And if it is kept closed," whined the other, "I'll suffocate."

The poor conductor didn't know what to do and finally turned to the GI for help."What would you do, soldier, if it were a military problem?"

"In the Army we handle such problems like a double-prong attack. Open the window and freeze one of them, then close it and suffocate the other."

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies


When I stopped the bus to pick up Chris for preschool, I noticed an older woman hugging him as he left his house.

"Is that your grandmother?", I asked.

"Yes," Chris said. "She's come to visit for a few weeks.

"How nice," I said. "Where does she live?"

"At the airport," Chris replied. "Whenever we want her we just go there and get her."

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2003, Compilation Rights, http://www.katscratch.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

20 - The percentage of doctors who think hospitals should have smoking areas.

1 - The rank of smoking in causes of preventable deaths among U.S. women.

5 million - The number of deaths worldwide from smoking-related causes in 2000.

Source: Health, December 2003, http://www.health.com

WITandWISDOM™ ISSN 1538-8794 - Copyright © 1998-2003 by Richard G. Wimer - All Rights Reserved
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