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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 21, 2004
It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. - Moliere
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Someone told me that he once witnessed an elderly man, who was the head of a charitable organization, being berated by someone he had helped greatly a number of years earlier. The angry person kept yelling and shouting insults. The kind man remained silent and just apologized for having been the source of this person s being upset.
He later asked that elderly gentleman, "You did so much for this person. Why didnít you remind him of what you did for him? Perhaps that would have calmed him down."
"First of all," he replied, "this person had a need to vent his angry feelings. I don t take such things personally. He suffers a lot and I was glad to be able to help him let off steam. Secondly, once I do something for someone, I prefer not to remind him of it. He doesnít owe me anything for what I have done."
Source: Kind Words, mailto:Kindness-subscribe@PartnersInKindness.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
It was a Saturday afternoon, and Ray had rushed down to the local supermarket to hurriedly pick up some hamburger rolls, chips and a few condiments. The big college game was going to be on, so he was having a few friends over to watch it.
The store was loaded with shoppers and as he headed for the six item express lane, the only one that didn't have a long line, a woman completely ignoring the overhead sign slipped into the check-out line just in front of him pushing a cart piled high with groceries.
Ray was quietly fuming at the anticipated delay. But the elderly cashier beckoned the woman to come forward, looked into the cart and asked ever so sweetly, "So Dearie, which six items would you like to buy?"
Submitted by Orvie Jensen
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A missionary family serving in the Belgian Congo had just finished their meal. Then came time for family devotions. One of the boys wanted to know what the Bible meant when it spoke of Christians being the salt of the earth. The explanation satisfied him at the time, but when he was being tucked into bed, he asked, "If we are the salt, who is the pepper?"
Source: Monday Fodder mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
Should you eat like a shrew?
Not really - The average woman consumes 2,000 calories a day, the average man about 2,500; but if you had the metabolism of a shrew you would need to consume about 200,000 calories a day (making a six-pound hamburger something of a necessity) . Metabolic rate is the sum of all the chemical reactions occurring in the body at one time. The faster the reactions, the higher your metabolism and the more calories you need to consume. Smaller animals tend to have higher metabolic rates because they have to work harder to keep their bodies warm.
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/reg