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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 10, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"It is important to live each day with a positive perspective. It is not wise to pretend problems do not exist, but it is wise to look beyond the problem to the possibilities that are in it." - Dale Turner

Source: Ancestry Daily News, Copyright (c) 2000, www.ancestry.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


- Author Unknown

Before I was a Mom,
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom,
I slept as late as I wanted.
I never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was Mom,
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys.
I never forgot words to lullabies.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been . . .
puked on
pooped on
spit on
chewed on
peed on
or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom,
I had complete control of my mind, thoughts and body.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so that doctors could do tests or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby
just because I didn't want to put it down.

I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a Mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never known . . .
the warmth
the joy
the love
the heartache
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much . . . before I was a Mom.

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the-funnies-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 now & we don't know where in the world she is.

I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to show up.

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.

I don't exercise at all. If God meant us to touch our toes, he would have put them further up our body.

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.

The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier.

If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

I don't jog. It makes the ice jump right out of my glass.

Submitted by: Dave & Darla Parker


Three new beginning engineers, one from electronics, the second from mechanics and the third from computers finished their studies and decided to go together to look for their future in some high-tech plants over the country.

They took the electronics engineer's old car and drove. After a while the car stops. The electronics engineer opens the engine cover and says: "Oh no! How could we drive a car like this, all the electricity is a wreck! All the wires are full of rust and disconnected, we're stuck!" The mechanics eng' pushes him away and says:"Let me look!" - "Oh no!" he cries, "How could we drive such a car, all the hydraulic system is leaking and the tooth wheels are finished! we're stuck!" The computers man pushes him away and says: "No problem, let's just turn it off and on again and I'm sure everything will be alright."

Submitted by Udi Latarre

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


If you could point NASA's Hubble Space Telescope at any object in the sky, which one would you choose?

The Hubble Heritage Project, a team of astronomers working with the space-based telescope, are asking you to answer this question. The Hubble Heritage Project, a team who release a new image from Hubble each month, is soliciting the public's votes for their choice of objects to observe with Hubble. Votes will be accepted through June 6, 2000.

To vote or see Hubble images visit the Project's internet site, http://heritage.stsci.edu

Source: ArcaMax Science News, www.arcamax.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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