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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 8, 2007
I don't want to be a passenger in my own life. - Diane Ackerman
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I got to meet a wonderful person the other day. I had stopped to buy a local newspaper from a machine when I saw a middle-aged lady already there. She had a handful of quarters and was slowly buying paper after paper gently closing the machine after each purchase. She smiled at me and explained that her daughter's picture was in the paper. She was getting copies for all the members of her extended family.
When she turned to leave I noticed a hole in her shoe and realized that the rest of her clothes had also seen better days. She climbed into her rusty, 20-year-old pickup truck, and after 30 seconds of trying, finally got it started. She smiled at me again and waved as she drove off. It occurred to me as she disappeared in the distance that she had never once thought of taking the extra papers she needed while only paying for one. It was then that I realized I had just met one of the richest people in the world.
I only wish that everyone in this world had this lady's wisdom and wealth. She was rich beyond measure in all the important things in life. She was rich in honesty, integrity, goodness, kindness, cheerfulness, joy, and love. She was rich in family and in friends. She was rich most of all in oneness with God. It didn't matter if her truck was old, her clothes were worn, and her dollars were few. She was rich in her heart and soul, and she possessed within her the wealth of an entire: the Kingdom of Heaven.
This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.
© 2007 Josephson Institute of Ethics; reprinted with permission. Michael Josephson, one of the nation's leading ethicists, is the founder of the Josephson Institute of Ethics and the premier youth character education program, CHARACTER COUNTS! For further information visit http://www.charactercounts.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
This puzzle is called Lateral Thinking . . .
Just Check This Out
Scroll down slowly and be honest to yourself.
Think like a wizard . . .
Ans. = man overboard
Okay, let's see
if you've got the hang of it.
Ans. = I understand
OK . . .
Got the drift ?
Let's try a few now and see how you fair ?
Ans. = reading between the lines
Ans. = cross road
Not having a good day now, are you ?
Ans. = tricycle
Easy to figure that one out ha!
Ans. = two degrees below zero
C'mon give it a little thought ! !
Ans. = neon light
( knee - on - light )
U can prove u r smart by getting this one.
feet feet feet feet feet feet
Ans. = six feet underground
Oh no, not again ! !
he's X himself
Ans. = he's by himself
Now u messing up big time.
Ans. = backward glance
death ..... life
Ans. = life after death
Okay last chance ..................
Ans. = think big ! !
And the last one is real fundoo - - -
Ans. = long time no 'C'
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Submitted by Elaine
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One Sunday at our church, a visitor came who brought his cellular phone and sat in the midst of the congregation. In the middle of the pastor's teaching, the phone began to ring, startling everyone.
Without missing a beat, the pastor said, "If that's for me, tell them I'm busy!"
Source: Laugh & Lift, http://www.laughandlift.com/list.html
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