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~~~~~~~ WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 24, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

(James Rhinehart)


Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at Stanford Hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes, I'll do it if it will save Liza." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away?" Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give her all his blood. - Author unknown

(James Rhinehart)

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

(Emoticons and Moodicons)

:) Midget smiley
:) Happy
:* Kisses
:*) User is drunk
:+( Punched nose, hurt
:,( Crying
:-" Heavy smoker
:-# User wears braces
:-# Smiley face with bushy moustache
:-$ Smiley face with it's mouth wired shut
:-% Smiley banker
:-& User is tongue tied.
:-' Smoker
:-)-8 User is a Big girl
:-)-B User is a not-so-big girl.
:-)-B User has cleavage showing.
:-)~ User drools
:-* User just ate something sour
:--) Jamie Farr (Clinger from M*A*S*H)
:-/ User is skeptical
:-0 No Yelling! (Quiet Lab)
:-1 Smiley bland face
:-6 Smiley sticking out Tongue
:-7 Smiley after a wry statement
:-8( Condescending stare
:-9 User is licking his/her lips
:-: Mutant Smiley
:-< Moustache
:-=) Older smiley with moustache
:-? User smokes a pipe
:-@ User is screaming
:-C User is really bummed
:-D User is laughing (at you!)
:-E Bucktoothed vampire
:-F Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing
:-O Ohh, big mouth, Mick Jagger
:-P Nyah nyah
:-S User just made an incoherent statement
:-X User's lips are sealed
:-[ User is a Vampire
:-] Smiley blockhead


I'm accustomed to my dentures
To my deafness I'm resigned
My Bifocals I've accepted
But, My God I miss my mind!
- Author Unknown

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