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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 8, 2000
It is our relation to circumstances that determines their influence over us. The same wind that carries one vessel into port may blow another offshore. - Christian Bovee
Source: Peter's Pearls, firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
On June 18th, I went to my little brother's baseball game as I always did. Cory was 12 years old at the time and had been playing baseball for a couple of years. When I saw that he was warming up to be next at bat, I decided to head over to the dugout to give him a few pointers. But when I got there, I simply said, "I love you."
In return, he asked, "Does this mean you want me to hit a home run?"
I smiled and said, "Do your best."
As he walked up to the plate, there was a certain aura about him, He looked so confident and so sure about what he was going to do. One swing was all he took and, wouldn't you know, he hit his first home run! He ran around those bases with such pride - his eyes sparkled and his face was lit up. But what touched my heart the most was when he walked back over to the dugout. He looked over at me with the biggest smile I've ever seen and said, "I love you too, Ter."
I don't remember if his team won or lost that game. On that special summer day in June, it simply didn't matter.
By Terri Vandermark
Source: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Copyright (c) 1997 by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger, www.soupserver.com/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THINGS CHILDREN SAY & DO:
A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday School presentation. His mother, sitting in the front row to prompt him, gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it didn't help. Her son's memory was blank.
Finally she leaned forward and whispered the cue, "I am the light of the world."
The child beamed and with great feeling and a loud, clear voice said, "My mother is the light of the world."
Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the- email@example.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
The ushers were walking toward the front of the church to begin collecting the offering. As usual, the organist waited until they reached the front before beginning an offertory. During the silence, one gentleman near the front apparently took out a bill for the offering. The astonished voice of his six year old daughter (who was seated next to him) echoed through the sanctuary: "TWENTY DOLLARS!!!!!!!" - By Bob Dillon via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Out shopping, my friend Darin noticed a mother with three little girls and a baby. The woman's patience was wearing thin as all the girls called "Mama" while she tried to shop. Finally, Darin heard her say, "I don't want to hear the word MAMA for at least five minutes." A few seconds went by, then one girl tugged on her mom's skirt and said, "Excuse me, miss." - Mariel Raechal in Reader's Digest http:www.readersdigest.com
Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor, McHawListfirstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
When our daughter Molly was three she loved banana milkshakes. The only thing she loved more than drinking them was making them. Once she poured in a lot of vanilla extract and I said "Oh, Molly, that is too much." The next time we made them she asked to pour in the vanilla and I said that I would do it. She solemnly held up one little finger and said, "Mommy, I promise to pour in only one much."
Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2000 All rights reserved worldwide, kittysdailymews- email@example.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Unaware that Indianapolis is on Eastern Standard Time and Chicago on Central Standard Time, Bob inquired at the Indianapolis airport about a plane to Chicago.
"One leaves at 1 p.m.," a ticket agent said, "and arrives in Chicago at 1:01 p.m."
"Would you repeat that, please?" Bob asked.
The agent did so and then inquired, "Do you want a reservation?"
"No," said Bob, "But I think I'll hang around and watch that thing take off."
Source: Bill's Punch Line, firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
For Long Life . . .
Life expectancy for weekly churchgoers is 82; for those who attend more than once a week, it's 83. Non-churchgoers live an average of 75 years. - USA Today
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) December 1999, Pacific Press, www.pacificpress.com/signs via http://www.witandwisdom.org