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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 29, 2007
"My life as a writer consists of 1/8 talent and 7/8 discipline." - John Irving
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One day, I was driving home after dropping my husband off at work. I was feeling a bit grumpy, as we had recently become a one-car family, so in order to have the car for the day, I had to do this chore of driving my husband to work. On the way home, traffic was bumper-to-bumper, so I was getting ever grumpier.
Suddenly a way was cleared for traffic to move. But instead of surging forward, cars began moving very slowly and cautiously ahead. Mystified by this unusual behavior, I discovered in my turn the reason for this uncharacteristic behavior: a troop of six goslings (sans Mama), who were attempting to cross this major intersection near the Haifa check post junction.
Even a bus in a neighboring lane paused for the goslings, although the driver couldn't resist tooting his horn, which naturally caused the little critters to take even longer getting to the other side!
All six safely reached the other side of the intersection. I hope their mama found them later! If only we were this considerate to all pedestrians,
Source: Kind Words, mailto:Kindness-subscribe@PartnersInKindness.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
My partner and I pulled our police cruiser up behind a car stopped on the shoulder of the highway. We got out and asked the driver if we could help. No, he replied, there was no trouble; he had just stopped for a rest. When we turned back, we noticed that his German shepherd had jumped in the open passenger-side front window of our car. "You may think there's no trouble," I smiled, "but your dog obviously thinks he's done something wrong. He's in our patrol car."
He laughed. "He probably thinks you've come to take him to work," he replied. "He's a retired police dog."
Submitted by Lorraine
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An oral surgeon was scheduled to extract four wisdom teeth from Jim, a high-school football player, who had opted to be sedated for the procedure.
As the intravenous anesthesia was being administered, the doctor asked Jim how he was feeling.
"Man," he replied, struggling to keep his eyes open, "I feel like I'm in English class."
Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm
Ted Williams, at age 42, slammed a home run in his last official time at bat. Mickey Mantle, age 20, hit 23 home runs his first full year in the major leagues. Golda Meir was 71 when she became Prime Minister of Israel. William Pitt II was 24 when he became Prime minister of Great Britain. George Bernard Shaw was 94 when one of his plays was first produced. Mozart was just seven when his first composition was published. Benjamin Franklin was a newspaper columnist at 16 and a framer of the United States Constitution when he was 81. Youíre never too young or too old if youíve got talent. Letís recognize that age has little to do with ability.
From: United Technologies Corporation, in Charles Swindoll, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, p.104, http://isbn.nu/0884863611
Source: SermonCentral Weekly Newsletter,