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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 26, 2004
Speak when you're angry--and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - Henry Ward Beecher
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Maya really is a marvel who has led quite an interesting and exciting life. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was "exciting." Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring everyday... like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words.
"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.
I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."
I've learned that life sometimes gives you second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Submitted by Marilyn Graham
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
GEORGE W BUSH
We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either against us or for us. There is no middle ground here.
Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.
Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road I am now against it!
I don't know why the chicken crossed the road, but I'll bet it was getting a government grant to cross the road, and I'll bet that somebody out there is already forming a support group to help chickens with crossing-the-road syndrome. Can you believe this? How much more of this can real Americans take? Chickens crossing the road paid for by their tax dollars. And when I say tax dollars, I'm talking about your money, money the government took from you to build a road for chickens to cross.
Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR
I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.
In my day, we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.
Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its life long dream of crossing the road.
Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together - in peace.
It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
It was an historic inevitability.
To boldly go where no chicken has ever gone before.
Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
Did I miss one?
Submitted by Pastor John L. Bechtel, http://www.tagnet.org/fremont/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"People who think they know everything sure bug those of us who do."
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
Triplets make Cambridge history
Triplets Lil, Helen and Kate Armstrong are off to Cambridge after each scooped three A grade A-levels.
The Sun says they're the first triplets to join the university together.
Helen said: "I'm speechless. To win a place at Cambridge is an honour in itself. But for your two sisters to do it as well is just unbelievable."
The girls, who each took different subjects, will do separate courses but hope to share a flat.
They also scooped maths A grades last year at Truro College in Cornwall.
Lil will study medicine at Selwyn College. Helen will read law at Corpus Christi and Kate is heading to Trinity College to do natural sciences.
Their head Jonathan Burnett said: "It's a fantastic achievement. They worked really hard."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com