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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 30, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it." - James Truslow Adams (Historian, Writer)

Source: Inspire, Copyright (c) 2000 Information Advantage Corporation, www.infoadvn.com/inspire/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org


The North American Indians had no written language before they met the white man. Their language, however, was far from primitive. Many of the Indians had as many words in their vocabulary as their English and French exploiters. Some of their words were much more picturesque, too. For example, "friend" to the Indians was "one-who-carries-my-sorrows-on-his-back."

Everybody needs at least one trusted "Indian-type" friend with whom he or she can share his or her deepest sorrows and painful feelings. We all need a helping hand and a listening ear when we're going through difficult times.

How do we find such a friend? First, by praying and asking God to help us to be an "Indian-type" friend our self. Next, by getting the help we need to become this kind of friend. And then by asking God to help us find such a friend.

"Share each other's troubles and problems, and so obey our Lord's command" (Galatians 6:2, TLB)

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, help me to become a true "Indian-type-safe-burden-bearing friend" myself to be supportive of others in need, and help me to find a friend with whom I feel safe to share all my sorrows, failures, struggles, and problems. Gratefully in Jesus' name."

Source: Daily Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 2 of 6 [May 17,30, Jun 12,22, Jul 3,13]
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Bore: One who, upon being asked how they are, tells you.
Bottom: What the shopper did when she found the shoes that she wanted.
Boy: A noise with dirt on it.
Brain: The apparatus with which we think that we think.
Bucktooth: The going rate for the tooth fairy.
Budget: A method for going broke methodically.
Budget: Something we go without to stay within.
Burglarize: What a crook sees with.
Camel: A horse designed by a committee.
Cannibal: Someone who is fed up with people.
Cantaloupe: When you are unable to run away to get married.
Capital punishment: Income tax.
Capitalism: Man exploiting man. Socialism: The reverse.
Carpet: A dog who enjoys riding in a automobile.
Cartoonist: What you call your auto mechanic.
Castanet: What they did to fill the role of Frankie Avalon's movie girlfriend.
Celtics: What a parasite salesman does.
Chickens: The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.
Chocolate: The other major food group.
Classic: A book that everybody wants to have read, and nobody wants to read.
Coffee: Break Fluid
Committee: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
Complaint: A grief resume.
Concerts: A breath mint for inmates.
Conclusion: Where somebody got tired of thinking.
Condescend: A prisoner escaping down the wall using a rope.
Consist: A growth on an inmate.


Sign outside a Tennessee skating rink: "Rollerskate for Health."

Sign inside the same rink: "Skate at Your Own Risk."

Source: Giggles & Grins Copyright (c) 2000 by Igiggle@aol.com All Rights Reserved, gigglesngrins-subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Sentences that say the same thing forward and backward are called palindromes. Here's another one:

Was it a rat I saw?

Submitted by: Jonathan A Lytle via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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