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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 5, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed." - Henrik Ibsen

Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:rheamo@centurytel.net?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


by Ellie Braun-Haley

I was thinking about prayers one day, in a creative, child-like way and because of my work with small children I began visualizing prayers winging across the sky and sliding down the rainbow into God's lap. Holding that picture in my mind, I started composing a song. Now for you to understand where this is all going you will need to hear the words of the song.

“I can see a rainbow, dancing in the sky
Where can it be going to, flying there so high?
Is it taking messages, who can they be to?
I can see a rainbow, can't you?”

You will notice that nowhere in the song do I mention God, nor prayers, although they were very much on my mind as I composed the song.

Shortly after this, I made a visit to the city where my youngest granddaughter, Jani lives. We were outside raking leaves and I decided to teach three year old Jani , the song. I just jumped right in and began singing it over and over.

Jani got all excited and ran over to me and began tugging on my slacks, "Grandma, grandma, I know " she said.

"Know what, Jani?" I asked her

"I know where they taking the messages!", she said. "Grandma they taking the messages to God"

By Ellie Braun-Haley, Copyright (c) 2004, shaley@telusplanet.net
WITandWISDOM™ has used this with permission.

Ellie is the author of four books and is presently working on a new book, a compilation of true personal stories about heavenly intervention. Her short stories have been published in numerous books and e-zines.

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Kids - Before and After

The 3 words you most want to hear from your husband are:
Before kids: "I love you"
After 1st child: "Let me help"
After 2nd child: "I'll change her"

The best toys are:
Before kids: wooden and educational
After 1st child: plastic and educational
After 2nd child: plastic and silent

The last restaurant you visited had:
Before kids: elegant tables, an innovative menu, impeccable service
After 1st child: clean tables, a children's menu, quick service
After 2nd child: an available table, the menu on the wall, self-service

You see a child having a tantrum in a store and you feel sorry for...:
Before kids: yourself
After 1st child: the child
After 2nd child: the mom

A home-cooked meal is...:
Before kids: 5 courses, plus wine
After 1st child: main dish, vegetable, and starch
After 2nd child: frozen macaroni and cheese

Children should be potty trained...:
Before kids: as soon as possible
After 1st child: when the are developmentally ready
After 2nd child: sometime before they leave for college

You choose your grocery store based on...:
Before kids: selection
After 1st child: price
After 2nd child: a candy-free checkout lane

You call your mom on Mother's Day to say...:
Before kids: "I love you"
After 1st child: "Thanks, Mom"
After 2nd child: "Please forgive me for my childhood"

"Sesame Street" characters you can name are...:
Before kids: Big Bird, Grover, Oscar the Grouch
After 1st child: Elmo, Zoe, and Slimey the worm
After 2nd child: All of them

You spot your neighbors' child wearing striped tights, a flowered dress, combat shoes, and a tiara and you think...:
Before kids: her mom needs some fashion tips
After 1st child: her dad needs some fashion tips
After 2nd child: won't she get too hot in tights?

You're waiting in line for a rest room when a mom dragging a toddler "in need" enters. You...:
Before kids: wonder if the kid will make it
After 1st child: give up your place in line
After 2nd child: shout "let's move it, ladies, we have an emergency here!"

- Parenting Magazine

Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:rheamo@centurytel.net?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


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