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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 19, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

True simplicity is both buoyant and bountiful, able to liberate depressed spirits from the bondage and burden of extravagance and excess. - Sarah Ban Breathnach

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The Measure of a Man
Author Unknown

NOT "How did he die?"
BUT "How did he live?"

NOT "What did he gain?"
BUT "What did he give?"

NOT "What was his station?"
BUT "Had he a heart?"
"How did he play his God-given part?"

NOT "What was his shrine?
Nor "What was his Creed?"
"Had he befriended those really in need?"

NOT "What did the piece in the newspaper say?"
BUT "How many were sorry when he passed away?"

Was he ever ready with a word or good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

These are the units to Measure the Worth
Of a Man as a Man, regardless of birth.

Shared by: Bunni via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Everything is further away now than it used to be. It is twice as far to the corner - and they've added a hill I've noticed. I have given up running for the bus, it leaves faster than it used to. It seems to me they are making steps steeper than in the old days - and have you noticed the smaller print they use in the newspaper and telephone books?

There's no sense in asking people to read aloud - everyone speaks in such a low voice, I can hardly hear them. The material in dresses is getting so skimpy - especially around the waist and hips.

Even people are changing. They are much younger than they used to be when I was their age. On the other hand people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and she had aged so much she didn't recognize me!

I got to thinking about the poor thing while I was combing my hair this morning and, in doing so, I glanced at my reflection - and would you believe it - they don't make mirrors like they used to either!!

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Submitted by Bunni


Little Bobby was spending the weekend with his grandmother after a particularly trying week in kindergarten. His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and everything was beautiful.

His grandmother remarked..."doesn't it look like an artist painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you?"

Bobby said, "Yes, God did it and he did it left handed."

This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him "What makes you say God did this with his left hand?"

"Well," said Bobby, "we learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on God's right hand!"

Submitted by: Lyle R. Pohly via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


In a study at the University of California, Irvine, scientists found that children who watch more than two hours of TV or video games each day have twice the blood cholesterol levels of those watching less than two hours.

Why is this true? Three things happen when kids sit in front of the TV: they snack more, they exercise less, and their metabolic rate drops even lower than if they were laying in bed doing nothing.

Advertisers know it, too. According to Dr. Thomas Starc of Columbia University, ads for high-fat foods (such as pizza and fast-food burgers) during children's cartoon shows rose from 16% of the total in 1989 to 41% in 1993.

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

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