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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 1, 2000
Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again. -Frances Rodman
Source: The Daily Quote, quotes-on@mail- list.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
"I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." - The Apostle Paul (Philippians 4:11, NIV)
Where is Happiness found? According to one writer:
NOT IN UNBELIEF. Voltaire was an infidel of the most pronounced type. He wrote: "I wish I had never been born."
NOT IN PLEASURE. Lord Byron lived a life of pleasure if anyone did. He wrote, "The worm, the canker, and grief are mine alone."
NOT IN MONEY. Jay Gould, the American millionaire, had plenty of that. When dying, he said: "I suppose I am the most miserable man on earth."
NOT IN POSITION OR FAME. Lord Beaconsfield enjoyed more than his share of both. He wrote, "Youth is a mistake; manhood a struggle; old age a regret."
NOT IN MILITARY GLORY. Alexander the Great conquered the known world in his day. Having done so, he wept, because he said, "There are no more worlds to conquer" (The Bible Friend).
As most of us have learned the hard way, if we live for happiness we have found that it is about as elusive as searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, who lived from 1804 to 1864, said the following: "Happiness in this world, when it comes, incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us on a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it."
Another has said, "Happiness is having something to live for that is bigger than yourself."
What better purpose could any of us have than to live primarily for God with the genuine desire to be a part of his plans and what he is doing in the world today?
This can lead to contentment and that can make us happy!
"Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please give me a genuine desire to live for you and to be a part of what you are doing in the world today. Help me to find contentment in serving you and let happiness take care of itself. Gratefully in Jesus' name. Amen."
Source: Daily Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Songs From the Hospital Hit Parade:
(Warning - Pun zone)
"I'll be Sewing You"
"Red Cells in the Sunset"
"It's Spleen a Long, Long Time"
"It Had to Be Flu"
"On the Bonny Banks of Glaucoma"
"Gonna Take a Sentimental Gurney"
"Yes, We Have No Pajamas"
"Glove Me Tender
"The Staphs and Streps Forever"
"The Pill Is Gone"
"Old Man's Liver"
"Try To Dismember"
"That Old Gangrene of Mine"
"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Brace"
"On the Road to Mend and Lay"
"The Girl From Emphysema"
"Lay That Hupo Down, Babe"
"Call Me Unresponsive"
"Some Implanted Evening"
"Blame It on My Tooth"
"My Melancolicky Baby"
"Fron Here to Maternity"
"You Broke Your Promise But I'll Get a Lung"
Source: The Funnies, email@example.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My Parents had not been out together in quite some time.
One Saturday, as Mom was finishing the dinner dishes, my father stepped up behind her. "Would you like to go out, girl?" he asked.
Not even turning around, my mother quickly replied, "Oh, yes, I'd love to!"
They had a wonderful evening, and it wasn't until the end of it that Dad confessed. His question had actually been directed to the family dog, lying near Mom's feet on the kitchen floor.
Source: Clean Laugh, cleanlaugh- firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
What is the largest food-marketing cooperative in the United States?
Land O'Lakes, which markets the products of more than 300,000 farmers and ranchers in 15 midwestern and northwestern states. The co-op, formed in 1921 with $1,375 in seed money from the U.S. Farm Bureau, is now America's top marketer of butter, butter blends, and delicatessen cheeses.
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, www.arcamax.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org