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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 5, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Everything we have is really loaned to us; we can't take anything with us when we depart. If we have no use for a thing, we should pass it on to someone else who can use it - now." - Norma S. Scholl - Bits & Pieces, May 27, 1993

(Magazine: BITS & PIECES http://www.epinc.com/)



1. Every time I went, they asked me for money.
2. The people sitting next to me didn't seem very friendly.
3. The seats were too hard.
4. The coach never came to call on me.
5. The referee made a decision I disagreed with.
6. I was sitting with hypocrites - they came only to see what others were wearing.
7. Some of the games went into overtime and I was late getting home.
8. The band played songs I didn't like.
9. The games were scheduled when I wanted to do other things.
10. My parents took me to too many games when I was growing up.
11. Since I read a book about football, I know more than the coaches, anyhow.
12. I don't want to take my children, because I want them to choose for themselves what sport they like best.

These reasons sound foolish but could reasons like these be the reason we don't go to church?

(E-zine: TERESA'S JOKERS http://www.eGroups.com/list/jo-jokers/)

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


+ The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.

+ I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows. And a foundation leaks and a ball game gets rained out and a car rusts and . . .

+ Always take time to stop and smell the roses, and sooner or later, you'll inhale a bee.

+ Into every life some rain must fall - usually when your car windows are down.

+ This land is your land. This land is my land. So stay on your land.

(Terry Marchal via E-zine: KEITH'S MOSTLY CLEAN HUMOR http://hostigos.otherwhen.com/mailing_lists.html#MCHAWLIST)


TV commentator Mike Wallace was once interviewing a woman on a quiz show. "What would you do," he asked her, "if you found a million dollars in cash lying on the sidewalk?"

The woman pondered the question for a moment, then answered, "Well, if it belonged to a poor family, I'd return it!"

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A study by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami Medical School demonstrates a clear advantage to regular massage therapy. (1) In this study 40 premature infants were given three 15-minute massages daily for 10 days. The massaged infants gained 47 percent more weight than the isolated babies, even though the caloric intake was identical in the two groups. On the Brazelton scale the treated infants exhibited more mature orientation and motor habituation. Finally, the treated babies were released six days earlier, yielding a hospital cost savings per infant of $3,000. - Gerald Colvin

(1) F. Scafidi, T. Field, S. Schanberg, etcetera, "Effects of Tactile/Kinesthetic Stimulation on the Clinical Course and Sleep/Wake Behavior of Preterm Neonates," Infant Behavior and Development 9 (1986): 91-105

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