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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 31, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. If you change your thinking, you change your life." - Brian Tracy

Source: DailyInBox: Quotes From The Masters, http://your.dailyinbox.com/qftm/


Shannon Lee Miller is the most decorated gymnast in American history, Miller has won seven Olympic (2 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze) and nine World Championship medals.

"God is your only coach. He directs your every move," she said.

After wearing leg braces as an infant to correct a birth defect, Miller discovered a passion for gymnastics as a young child. She made her world championships debut in 1991. She blew the world away in the 1992 Olympics, winning five medals, including the silver in all-around and beam.

"My defining moments," Miller said, "are in what most people would think of as failures, when I hit bottom or really messed up. That's when you show your true character."

She made history in 1994, becoming the first American in history to win two consecutive World Gymnastic All-Around titles. "Never set limits on yourself," she said.

In 1998, Miller shared her inspirational philosophy with the book, "Winning Every
Day: Gold Medal Advice for a Happy, Healthy Life."

"I've learned to be disciplined and organized in order to balance gymnastics, college, and a social life," she said. An enjoyable, easy read, the book was a powerful motivator, especially for teenage girls.

Inducted into the United States Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2003, Miller continues to be an advocate for her sport and spread her message - urging others to "tap into their inner strength to meet and overcome their challenges in life."

What's truly important, said the deeply-spiritual Miller, "Isn't medals and winning. The truly important things are my family, my friends, and a feeling of purpose in my life."

High expectations are the key to everything.

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Leialoha Cator was born and raised in Hawaii and believes the spirit of aloha lives in the heart of everyone. She began her Daily Celebrations website and newsletter: http://www.dailycelebrations.com/subscribe.htm
because of her commitment to help others make a difference. "Life is a celebration of passionate colors," she says. "Make every moment count!"

I have used this with permission. – Richard Wimer :o)

Source: Written Wisdom, mailto:writtenwisdom-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp honoring the one hundredth anniversary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers.

The first man in powered flight was from Ohio.
The first man ever to orbit Earth was from Ohio.
And the first man on the moon was from Ohio.

It sounds like a lot of people are trying to get out of Ohio.

Source: Hover Dog's Good Jokes,


A little girl went to church for the first time. After the service the minister asked how she had liked it. “Well,” she thought for a moment, “I thought the music was very fine, but your commercial was too long!”

From: Serve Him With Mirth by Leslie B Flynn
This is a free e-book download.

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The first Memorial Day was celebrated in United States, in 1868, at the request of General John A. Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. In those days it was called Decoration Day a day set aside to decorate grave sites.

Submitted by Joanne Kull

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