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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 7, 2007
Take time to learn,
It is a sign of greatness.
Take time to think,
It is a source of power.
Take time to plan,
It is the first step to fulfillment.
Take time to work,
It is the price of success.
Take time to dream,
It is the fountain of achievement.
Take time to act,
It is an expression of belief in oneself.
Take time to give,
It is a symbol of maturity.
Take time to smile,
It is the window of the soul.
Take time to love,
It is a gift of God.
By Floyd Brown
I share this is in memory of my Dad, Gene Pierce (1916-2007), who had this tacked up in his shop for as long as I can remember. Ė Molly Rhea
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I WAS HUNGRY; you started a humanitarian association, and you discussed my hunger.
I WAS IN PRISON; you sneaked quietly to your chapel, in the quiet neighborhood, and prayed for my liberation.
I WAS NAKED; you wondered wasnít that perhaps immoral?
I WAS ILL; you kneeled and praised God for your health.
I WAS HOMELESS; you preached to me - about Godís loving care.
I WAS LONESOME; you left me alone - to pray for me.
You seem so holy, so close to God. But I am still hungry and lonesome, and Iím freezing.Ē
Source: These Times, Copyright (c) October 1974, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A man was sleeping soundly when his wife shook him and said, "Wake up, someone is breaking in!"
The man had gone through this same scenario almost every night of his marriage, and he knew that the only way he would get any rest was to get up and go check it out.
This time, however, he found that there really was a man with a gun who entered to rob the house!
As the thief was about to flee the man said, "Stop! You have to come with me and meet my wife."
Surprised, the thief turned around abruptly and said, "Why would you want ME to meet your wife?"
The man replied, "She's been expecting you for 20 years."
Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.cleanlaffs.com/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Sister had spent weeks preparing the first grade children for their first Communion, stressing the solemnity and importance of this sacrament. Much to her chagrin, one boy in the front row was talking and giggling nonstop. Finally, unable to put up with it any longer, she whispered to the lad seated next to her, "Please go up there and tell that one he's done enough talking and had better stop!"
Without question, the boy rose and walked to the front to deliver Sister's message-to the priest who was giving his sermon.
Submitted by Lorraine
A Dutch family have spent their holidays on the same Devon campsite every year for half a century.
The Plomp family have been traveling the 500 miles from their home near Amsterdam to the tranquil spot near Exmouth since 1957, reports the Daily Mirror.
And this October, Hans and Margaret Plomp, who recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary, will be making their 50th journey to the Devon Cliffs holiday park.
The couple will be accompanied by two of their four children - son William, 57, and his wife Regina, and daughter Pauline, 59, with her husband William.
Hans first took his family to the resort after a friend recommended the place.
"We all slept in a big tent with one room for the children and the other for me and Margaret," says Hans.
"Back then, there were only a few tents and about 30 caravans. We had sheep grazing around the tents. It was beautiful with lovely hilly countryside and meadows."
Today, the spot is now a Haven Holiday park. It boasts an indoor and outdoor pool, an all-weather sports court, a luxury spa, adventure golf, amusement arcade, shops, takeaways and restaurants.
Thanks to their frequent visits, Hans and Margaret are regarded as regulars in the congregation at the local church and are good friends with many of the staff at Devon Cliffs.
Source: Ananova (August 17, 2007) http://www.ananova.com