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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 1, 1999
Your thoughts can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak.
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
This story took place in the historic Wyoming Valley, in Pennsylvania, in the times of 1778. An aged father living in the mountains had asked his sons to go the next day to the mill in the valley with corn to replenish the meal chest. The boys prepared bright and early for the journey, expecting to spend the night as usual at the mill, and return the day after.
As the father came out in the morning from the closet of prayer and said to the waiting sons, "Not today!" the young men were greatly surprised. "But, father, our supply is used up, and why should we delay?" they said.
"Not today, my sons," the man of prayer repeated with emphasis. "I know not what it means, but in my prayer my mind was deeply impressed with this word, ‘Let them wait until tomorrow.'" Without charging their venerated father with superstition, the obedient sons yielded, unloaded their horses, and waited for another morning to come.
That memorable night a horde of savages, with torch and tomahawk, entered Wyoming Valley, and began their work of destruction; and it is said that before their work was ended, not a house, barn, church, or mill escaped the flames; and few of the inhabitants escaped.
In the morning at sunrise the father and sons were watching the valley filled with ascending volumes of smoke and flames. The awful truth flashed upon their minds. The aged saint knelt down with his sons on the mountain top, and in adoring prayer thanked God for the warning voice of His Spirit. - OUR DAY IN THE LIGHT OF PROVIDENCE, c1921
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
From: Information Services Department
To: Mr. President:
Our staff has completed the 18 months of work on time and on budget. We have gone through every line of code in every program in every system. We have analyzed all databases, all data files, including backups and historic archives, and modified all data to reflect the change.
We are proud to report that we have completed the "Y-to-K" date change mission, and have now implemented all changes to all programs and all data to reflect your new standards:
Januark, Februark, March, April, Mak, June, Julk, August, September, October, November, December
As well as:
Sundak, Mondak, Tuesdak, Wednesdak, Thursdak, Fridak, Saturdak
I trust that this is satisfactory, because to be honest, none of this Y-to-K problem has made any sense to me. I understand it is a global problem, and our team is glad to help in any way possible. And what does the year 2000 have to do with it? Speaking of which, what do you think we ought to do next year when the two-digit year rolls over from 99 to 00?
We'll await your direction.
(John L. Hoh, Jr., Contract & Free-Lance Writing, email@example.com)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Robert Orben quips that we owe a lot to science. "Thanks to modern medicine," he says, "we are no longer forced to endure prolonged pain, disease, discomfort and wealth."
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Dillon and Patty Bayes from the Talladega Church of Christ in Alabama, won the Happy Marriage Contest in the June, 1996 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. They came in first out of 12,000 entries. They said the secret of their success of their 27 year marriage is:
We gave . . . when we wanted to receive.
We served . . . when we wanted to feast.
We listened . . . when we wanted to talk.
We submitted . . . when we wanted to reign.
We forgave . . . when we wanted to remember.
We stayed . . . when we wanted to leave.
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