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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 21, 2007
"None are so empty as those who are full of themselves." - Benjamin Whichcote
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2007, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
There's no doubt doing your job and doing it well has a significant, positive impact on your family. But what is essential in climbing that corporate ladder?
Management guru Jim Collins studied 11 of the most successful American companies over the past 15 years. These businesses averaged over 7 times the stock returns of the general market. The most significant attribute about these businesses is that every one of them had modest CEO’s.
Collins shares that the starting point of a great company is a humble leader. So if you want to succeed at work and at home, start with humility. The last shall be first and the first shall be last.
By Mark Merrill
From: All Pro Dad, http://www.allprodad.com
Source: Laughter for a Saturday
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
My father was completely lost in the kitchen and never ate unless someone prepared a meal for him. When Mother was ill, however, he volunteered to go to the supermarket for her. She sent him off with a carefully numbered list of seven items.
Dad returned shortly, very proud of himself, and proceeded to unpack the grocery bags. He had one bag of sugar, two dozen eggs, three hams, four boxes of detergent, five boxes of crackers, six eggplants, and seven green peppers.
By Joan Flood
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Yesterday I went to the optician's, walked up to the counter and said to the guy on duty, "I think my eyes are going."
He said, "They've gone mate - this is Burger King."
Submitted by B. B.
San Diego's Oldest Newlyweds
San Diego, CA (UPI 06-12-07) -- Two lovebirds who have lived a combined 181 years have become the oldest couple to ever apply for a marriage license in San Diego.
Harold Bentzien, 100, and Madonna Marshall, 81, were married Saturday at the Tierrasanta Seventh-day Adventist Church, with an odd spin on the ceremony, The San Diego Union Tribune reported. One of their flower girls was the groom's great-granddaughter and one of Marshall's middle-age sons walked her down the isle.
The San Diego County recorder may not track the age on marriage licenses, but staff members couldn't remember anyone older having been granted one.
"The men all say he is robbing the cradle," Marshall said, chuckling. "But at 81, I'm not sure that applies."
Copyright 2007 by United Press International
Source: ArcaMax – Weird News, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44