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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 28, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Urgent things are seldom important. Important things are seldom urgent."

Source: Heart Touchers, http://www.hearttouchers.com


A young Polish boy wanted to play piano, but his teacher told him that his fingers were too stubby and that he would never play well. The boy was advised to try the cornet, but was later told by an expert musician that he did not have the lip to ever be good.

Then one day he met the great pianist, Anton Rubinstein. The famous musician gave this young boy the first bit of encouragement he ever received. "Young man," Rubin­stein said, "you might be able to play the piano. In fact, I think you can...if you will practice seven hours a day."

That was all the encouragement he needed! The great Rubinstein had told him he could do it! He would have to dedicate his life to practicing piano, but he could do it! He could be good! An­ton Rubinstein said so!

He did practice for many hours a day and his hard work was rewarded; for years later, Jan Paderewski became one of the most famous pianists of his time. An encouraging word carried within it the power to ignite a young boy's eager spirit, which burned brightly for decades.

Steve Goodier is the editor of The Life Support System, a motivational e-newsletter delivered daily to 85,000 subscribers in over 100 nations. His inspirational newsletter and books are available through his website at http://www.lifesupportsystem.com

Source: Life Support System, mailto:LifeSupport-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

MicroSoft Windows 2004 - Improved Error Messages

ERROR: Bang on LEFT side of the computer to restart Windows.

ERROR: press all the keys at once to continue.

ERROR: #0004 any key not found.

ERROR: #0032: keyboard not responding. Use hammer (Y/n)?

ERROR: #004 erroneous error. Nothing wrong.

ERROR: #0040 this program will crash right before you win.

ERROR: #01E timing error. Please wait. And wait. And wait.

ERROR: #3032 recursion error. See error #3032.

ERROR: #304 out of memory, I think. Er... Where was I?

ERROR: Error reading drive A: Please insert 25 cents.

ERROR: file not found. Where did you last leave it?

ERROR: Illegal error. You are not allowed to get this error.

ERROR: Press any key... NO, NO, NO, NOT THAT ONE!!!!!!

ERROR: Recursion error: (R)etry, (R)etry, (R)etry?

ERROR: (A)bort, (R)etry, (F)ind 12 year old and ask?

Source: Clean Hewmor, http://associate.com/lists.shtml


My daughter was six and excited about learning all the wonderful things about the world that first-graders learn.

She turned to me one day and asked, "Mom, back in the old days when you were a kid, had they learned how to make the wheel yet?"

I replied, "No, Sweetie, back then we were just grateful to have fire."

Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:pulpit-supply-subscribe@strategicnetwork.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What animal can live beyond 150 years of age?

The turtle. Maybe humans could live longer if we moved a little slower!

Source: DailyInBox: Trivia, http://your.dailyinbox.com/trivia/

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