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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 4, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Have fun. Misery is optional. - Jean Westcott


I asked my friend George Harland to reflect on his years as an executive with the Cadillac division of General Motors. "It certainly wasn't about cars," he smiled, "it was about the people."

Once, when Harland was running the company's operation in Chicago, he received a phone call from his superiors in Detroit. "George, you've exceeded the sales targets for this year and we're anxious for you to come to headquarters so that we can honor you."

"No," replied George. "I'd like you to fly to Chicago and thank the people who made it happen. I'm not the one who should be lauded."

A few weeks later, at a lavish catered banquet, Harland's team was applauded by the top brass from Cadillac. "It was a night they will never forget," beamed Harland.

Remember, winning is never about yourself. It's about others.

By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2004, http://www.neileskelin.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Church Oxymorons

Brief meeting

Preacher's day off

Early sign up

Clear calendar

Volunteer waiting list

Realistic budget

Concluding remarks

Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.comSkin for Sale


A former governor of New York, Martin Van Buren, once complained to the U.S. president that "railroad carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of fifteen miles per hour," and concluded that "the Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed."

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) December 2003, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Mary Thayne

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Skin for Sale

Talk about face time. College kids in need of pizza money can now earn it by slapping temporary-tattoo ads on their foreheads. Headvertise, a Providence, R.I., firm, sells the skin mostly to websites geared to those 18-24. Live billboards like Johnson & Wales University sophomore Amy Johnson earn up to $200 a week. It's easy money, she says. "You don't do much, except suffer a little bit of your pride."

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) April 2004, http://www.readersdigest.com/

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