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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 7, 2004
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
It was the eve of his graduation from a long, grueling master's degree program. After four years of intensive, full-time study, he was finally about to receive his diploma.
His wife planned a special party so many of their friends could come and help him celebrate the long-awaited "day of deliverance." There would be cake, refreshments, banners, streamers, swimming, croquet, and other yard games. Many people had already accepted her invitation to attend, and it looked like it would be a full house. Her husband, though, had other ideas. He secretly contacted each person who had received an invitation and revealed his plan to make the party a surprise in honor other. Yes, there would be banners, streamers, and all the rest) but they would bear her name, not his.
He wanted to do something special to let her know how much he appreciated the years of sacrifice she had devoted to his goal. Working full-time to put him through school and delaying her dreams of a house and family had, in many ways, been harder on her than the long hours of study had been on him.
When the day arrived, she was busy with preparations and last-minute details, still convinced that all was going according to plan. He arranged to get her away from the party site, and while she was gone, he put up a huge banner with her name on it. During that time, all the guests arrived as well.
She returned to be greeted with a loud "SURPRISE!" When she realized what was going on, she could barely fight back the tears. Her husband asked a few people to share what they most appreciated about her. Then he stood before them and, with tender words of love and admiration, expressed his gratitude for all she had done for him.
Source: Night Light: A Devotional for Couples, By Dobson, James C.; Dobson, Shirley Published by Multnomah Pub (September 1, 2000), ISBN: 1576736741, http://isbn.nu/1576736741
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A shy little 4-year-old came in to the dentist for his first cleaning and check-up.
The hygienist tried to strike up a conversation but no response.
After the cleaning, the dentist was called in to do the final check.
The dentist tried to strike up a conversation as well.
"How old are you?" No response.
The dentist then asked, "Don't you know how old you are?"
Immediately four tiny fingers went up.
"Oh," replied the dentist, "and do you know how old that is?"
Four little fingers went up once again.
Continuing the effort to get a response, the dentist asked, "Can you talk?"
The solemn little patient looked at him and asked, "Can you count?"
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
It used to be only death and taxes were inevitable. Now, of course, there's shipping and handling, too.
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Did you know . . . it would take 42 minutes to fall through the center of the earth and arrive at the other side?
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