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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 13, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. - John Churton Collins

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


I rubbed my chin in amusement as the television ad showed Mr. Perfect draping a diamond necklace around the swan neck. of Mrs. Perfect - supposedly to declare his inexpressible love.

The love gifts from my beloved run a lot cheaper - always have, always will, on a teacher's salary. But I still give him my best Mona Lisa smile when I find a bouquet on the breakfast table - knowing he made a special early morning run to the grocery store for the 99-cent nosegay sale. I feel loved after a long day of housework when he leaves a note on the washing machine: "Thanks for taking a load off our minds and off our dirty bodies."

Even though advertising copywriters tell us otherwise, we don't have to mortgage our futures for jewelry, charter a jet to a secluded beach, or book a room at a posh hotel to live out the biblical command (Ephesians 5:33) to love and respect a spouse. Simple notes and activities can help keep the sizzle in romance and the warmth in expressions of love.

Outwit Hallmark:
Give your spouse a homemade love card.

Note your affection:
Dot the house with sticky notes expressing your appreciation for each other. Put them in odd places,

Send love for lunch:
Decorate a spouse's lunch sack or write a sweet note on the paper napkin. Use a marking pen to apply your love message to a banana.

Dim the lights:
Gather several small candles in a tray, light them, add some mugs of hot cider, and lead your spouse to a special cuddle-and-talk place.

Mark “month anniversaries”:
For each month, draw a big red heart around the day of the month you were married. Celebrate simply, with a moonlight walk or romantic music on the stereo as dinner background.

Count up your love:
Eighth anniversary? Give your spouse something with eight in it. She might get over a note offering her eight hours away from the kids. He might appreciate eight tokens for the automatic car wash.

By Jeanne Zornes

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) February 2004, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Tyler and Katz, two judges, were each arrested on speeding charges. When they arrived in court on the appointed day, no one was there, so instead of wasting time waiting around they decided to try each other. Motioning Tyler to the stand, Katz said, "How do you plead?"


"That'll be fifty dollars and a warning from the court." Katz stepped down and the two judges shook hands and changed places. "How do you plead?" asked Tyler.


Tyler reflected for a moment. "These reckless driving cases are becoming all too common of late," he pointed out. "In fact, this is the second such incident in the last quarter hour. That'll be two hundred dollars and ten days in jail."

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kittysdailymews/


On the back of a septic-service company truck::

"Satisfaction guaranteed, or your merchandise cheerfully refunded."

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

"We must act now for the sake of the world. AIDS is no longer a disease; it is a human rights issue." Nelson Mandela

More than 42 million people are infected with HIV/AIDS.

More than 20 million people have died from HIV/AIDS.

More than 6,500 are killed by HIV/AIDS in Africa each day.

There are 11 million AIDS orphans in Africa.

Ninety-five percent of people with HIV live in the developing world.

More than half of new infections are now young people; two-thirds are young women.

Current life expectancy in countries such as Zambia has dropped to under 30 years.

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) December 25, 2003, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Mary Thayne

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