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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 3, 2000
"Know yourself, like yourself, be yourself." - Chuck Swindoll
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
THE FINAL ANALYSIS
also know as ANYWAY
People are often unreasonable,
Illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind,
People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful,
You will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank,
People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,
Someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness,
They may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today,
People will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have,
And it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis,
It is between you and God;
It never was between you and them anyway.
"The Final Analysis" appears to have been written by Mother Teresa. This poem was on a sign on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, the children's home in Calcultta.
(E-zine: HUMORG Mailto:Judib@mgram.com)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
HOW OTHER PEOPLE SEE YOU
(A 10 question test with proposed perceptions of you.)
1. When do you feel your best?
(a) In the morning
(b) During the afternoon and early evening
(c) Late at night
2. You usually walk
(a) fairly fast, with long steps
(b) fairly fast, but with short, quick steps
(c) less fast, head up, looking the world in the face
(d) less fast, head down
(e) very slowly
3. When talking to people, you
(a) stand with your arms folded
(b) have your hands clasped
(c) have one or both your hands on your hips
(d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
(e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair
4. When relaxing, you sit with
(a) your knees bent and your legs neatly side by side
(b) your legs crossed
(c) your legs stretched out or straight
(d) with one leg curled under you
5. When something really amuses you, you react with:
(a) a big, appreciative laugh
(b) a laugh, but not a loud one
(c) a quiet chuckle
(e) a sheepish smile
6. When you go to a party or social gathering, you
(a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
(b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
(c) make quietest possible entrance and try to stay unnoticed
7. You are working hard, concentrating hard. You are
(a) welcome the break
(b) feel extremely irritated
(c) vary between these two extremes
8. Which of the following colors do you like most?
(a) red or orange
(c) yellow or light blue
(e) dark blue or purple
(g) brown or gray
9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before
going to sleep, you lie:
(a) stretched out on your back
(b) stretched out face down on your stomach
(c) on your side, slightly curled
(d) with your head on one arm
(e) with your head under the covers
10. You often dream that you are
(b) fighting or struggling
(c) searching for something or somebody
(d) flying or floating
(e) You usually have a dreamless sleep
(f) You're dreams are always pleasant
Add the total number of points.
OVER 60 POINTS:
Others see you as someone they should "handle with care." You are seen as vain, self-centered, and extremely dominant. Others may admire you and wish they could be more like you, but they don't always trust you and hesitate to become too deeply involved with you.
FROM 51 TO 60 POINTS:
Your friends see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, quick to make decisions (though not always the right ones). They see you as bold and venturesome, someone who will try an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.
FROM 41 TO 50 POINTS:
Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who is constantly the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to your head. They see you also as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who will cheer them up and help them out.
FROM 31 TO 40 POINTS:
Other people see you as sensible, cautious, careful, and practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or too easily, but someone who is extremely loyal to the friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize that it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but, equally, that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is broken.
FROM 21 TO 30 POINTS:
Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very, very cautious and extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment. They expect you to examine everything carefully from every side and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction on your part is caused partly by your careful nature and partly by laziness.
UNDER 21 POINTS:
People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs to be looked after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions and doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything. They see you as a worrier, who sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only the people who know you well know that you aren't.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
If you want to make your marriage a happy one," said the lecturer to an audience of young men, "you must have a realistic attitude. You must be patient with your wives. When you are going out together, don't worry if your wife is not ready on time. The thing for you to do is to have a book handy so that you can read it while you wait. I assure you that you will be absolutely astonished at the amount of culture you will acquire." - Source unknown
(E-zine: PETER'S PEARLS Mailto:email@example.com)
From: Rick Warren
To: My Friends
For some time Kay and I have been praying about a way to use the royalties from The Purpose-Driven Church book to help pastors and church leaders. It has sold 1,000,000 copies in 14 languages and is still going strong. So we decided to use the money to build an Internet site to provide free email accounts and other free Internet services for pastors and church leaders everywhere. The website is http://www.pastors.com
Some of the services are as follows:
1. Free email accounts for all church leaders
2. Free forums, bulletin boards, and chatrooms for church leaders.
3. Church-to-church auction (beginning in February)
4. Free online classified/ placement notices
5. Free pastor-to-pastor daily online devotional
6. Free downloadable audio leadership interviews
7. Free news and reviews of what church leaders need to know (beginning march)
8. Online stewardship consulting (beginning in April)
9. Sermons, purpose-driven resources, and music