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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 29, 2004
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. - Nido Qubein
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Years ago a minister put up for the night with a man who lived in a lonely cabin and was not supposed to have much of what people call "common sense." As he was about to lie down to rest, his host asked: "Can you tell me, sir, what three words in the English language are the most difficult to pronounce?"
"I don't know that I can," responded the clergyman.
"Well, I'll give you until morning to get the answer."
The minister considered this question only an odd turn of the poor fellow's mind and thought no more about it. But the next morning the old man proposed the question again, and, when the answer was not forthcoming, said: "Very well, I shall tell you. The three hardest words to pronounce in the English language are these: I am wrong."
By H. M. S. Richards, Signs of the Times, June 26, 1945.
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) DATE, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Timmy was a little five year old boy whose Mom loved him very much, and being a worrier, she was concerned about him walking to school when he started Kindergarten. She walked him to school the first couple of days, and at the end of the week, he came home from school and told his mother that he did not want her walking him to school everyday. He wanted to be like the "big boys," and he loudly protested.
So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor, Mrs. Goodnest, if she would please follow him to school in the mornings staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her. Mrs. Goodnest said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well so she agreed.
The next school day Mrs. Goodnest, and her little girl Marcy, set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor boy he knew. She did this for the whole week. As the boys walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week.
Finally he said to Timmy, "Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?"
Timothy nonchalantly replied, "Yeah, I know who she is."
The friend said, "Well, who is she?"
"That's just Shirley Goodnest" Timmy replied, "and her daughter Marcy."
"Shirley Goodnest? Who is she and why is she following us?"
"Well,", Timmy explained, every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers 'cuz she worries about me so much. And in the psalm it says 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life' so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!"
Submitted by Marilyn Graham
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I'm in personnel with the government in Washington, D.C., reviewing applications for federal employment. The standard form includes the question, "Why did you leave your previous employment?" One applicant, a former U.S. Congressman, responded, "The express wish of 116,000 voters."
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
A Brazilian photographer who finds rubbish from around the globe on a north-east beach, returns it to respective embassies.
Fabio Barreto says he's discovered rubbish from 69 different countries on the Costa dos Coqueiros beach in Bahia.
He catalogues each piece and sends it to the corresponding embassies in Brazil so it can be returned. He also presses officials to ask their countries for more environmental education.
Barreto runs a non-governmental organization called Global Garbage.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com