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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 1, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Pity is feeling sorry for someone; empathy is feeling sorry with someone. Empathy is fellow feeling for the person in need - his pain, agony, and burdens. - Martin Luther King

Source: Peter's Pearls, www.peterspearls.com.au via http://www.witandwisdom.org


My son came home disgusted about his job the other day. I told him something worth repeating. . . "You will only leave your job two ways. . . either because you want to leave. . . or they want you to leave. So if you decide you want to leave, at least leave with a plan and some savings." When people get angry in a job or relationship, so often they make desperate and hasty decisions that they soon regret. If you can relate to this, breathe, think about your choices and realize that once you make a change, you create a chain reaction.

Don't expect anyone, not anyone, to be more concerned about the best interest for your life than you! Be proactive, not reactive. Be prayed up instead of ticked off. Be in control instead of giving your power to others. I told my son, "This is your life, no job is permanent or perfect. Make your own decision and live with your choices and your consequences. Some bridges you will cross and some bridges you will burn."

By Jewel Diamond Taylor, Motivational Speaker and Author, jeweldiam@aol.com www.jeweldiamondtaylor.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by: IENJOYPRO

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

He was a professional thief. His name stirred fear as the desert wind stirs tumbleweeds. He terrorized the Wells Fargo stage line for thirteen years, roaring like a tornado in and out of the Sierra Nevadas, spooking the most rugged frontiersmen. In journals from San Francisco to New York, his name became synonymous with the danger of the frontier.

During his reign of terror between 1875 and 1883, he is credited with stealing the bags and the breath away from twenty-nine different stagecoach crews. And he did it all without firing a shot. His weapon was his reputation. His ammunition was intimidation. A hood hid his face. No victim ever saw him. No artist ever sketched his features. No sheriff could ever track his trail. He never fired a shot or took a hostage.

As it turns out, he wasn't anything to be afraid of, either. When the hood came off, there was nothing to fear. When the authorities finally tracked down the thief, they didn't find a blood "thirsty bandit from Death Valley; they found a mild" mannered druggist from Decatur, Illinois. The man the papers pictured storming through the mountains on horse" back was, in reality, so afraid of horses he rode to and from his robberies in a buggy. He was Charles E. Boles - the bandit who never once fired a shot, because he never once loaded his gun.
By Max Lucado in "The Applause of Heaven" Copyright (c) 1990, 1996 via http://www.witandwisdom.org



It could be called the Great Salad Dressing Heist.

A truck containing a shipment of Newman's Own salad dressing was stolen last week, while en route from Southern California to Portland, Oregon.

The truck later turned up -- minus approximately 1,200 cases of Olive Oil & Vinegar, Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Family Recipe Italian flavors. Police say while other brands of salad dressing were part of the shipment, they were untouched.

Said actor Paul Newman, the founder of Newman's Own: "To be chosen and bought is one thing, to be stolen before all the others is a choice honor indeed."

Late last week, 4 cases of empty bottles of the missing products were returned to a local recycling center in Newport, Oregon. Quipped Newman: "They may be thieves, but at least they're environmentalists."

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

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