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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 19, 2007
"The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else." - Oswald Chambers
Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
What Iíve Learned: The Perspective
From 13-Year-Olds 505.5
A few years ago I got a note from Sam Rangel, an eighth-grade teacher in Corona, California. He distributed some of my commentaries on "What Iíve Learned" to his students and asked them to write down what theyíd learned over the past year or in their lives.
Hereís the world of growing wisdom from the 13-year-old perspective:
Iíve learned that work comes first; fool around later.
Iíve learned that being popular isnít everything.
Iíve learned that being pretty on the inside is better than being pretty on the outside.
Iíve learned that not everything in life is fair.
Iíve learned that all people want is someone to listen to them.
Iíve learned that girls seem to fight with their friends a lot, but almost never with their enemies.
Iíve learned that it takes a long time to make a friendship and a fraction of a second to destroy it.
Iíve learned that your imagination is as important as your knowledge.
Iíve learned that to say no to someone is not wrong.
Iíve learned that by following others, you arenít following yourself.
Iíve learned that the harder it is to do something, the stronger it makes us.
Iíve learned that I am responsible for me.
Iíve learned to give everybody a second chance.
Iíve learned that teenagers will do dumb things.
Iíve learned that if you respect your elders, they will respect you.
Iíve learned that words do hurt people more than sticks and stones.
Iíve learned that when I come to a fork in the road, I should ask for help.
Iíve learned that the easy way is not the best way.
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:
A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.
A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.
A lie travels farther than the truth.
An old broom knows the dirty corners best.
Put silk on a goat, and it's still a goat.
A friend's eye is a good mirror.
It's no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.
God is good, but never dance in a small boat.
Even a small thorn causes festering.
Every dog is brave on his own doorstep.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him.
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Source: Clean Hewmor, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My sister, Danielle, recognized a lady she saw at the market as her neighbor who owned the cottage across from her. She introduced herself and described where she was located. "Oh, yours is the cottage with the dog named Nobody."
Danielle laughed. Sound obviously travels loud and clear across open land, especially when her dog, Buddy, is being reprimanded
Submitted by Lorraine
Associated Press, March 16, 2007
A television news anchor donated a kidney to his friend - a colleague at a rival station.
KABC-TV morning co-anchor Phillip Palmer underwent surgery early Wednesday to remove one of his kidneys. The kidney was then transplanted into Dale Davis, who works as a video editor for KCAL/KCBS-TV.
Palmer, who has been with KABC since 1998, told viewers Tuesday that Davis had no shortage of friends willing to help.
'Friends of his lined up to get tested just to see if they could be a living donor, and by giving Dale a kidney also give him a chance at returning to a normal life, a life that will hopefully allow him to see his cousin play college football and his two daughters one day walk down the aisle,' he said.
KABC reported that Palmer and Davis were both doing well after surgery and that doctors said Davis' new kidney started functioning almost immediately.
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