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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 14, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better." - Jim Rohn

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- Author Unknown

It takes courage
To refrain from gossip
When others delight in it,
To stand up for the absent person
Who is being abused.

It takes courage
To live honestly
Within your means,
And not dishonestly
On the means of others.

It takes courage
To be a REAL man or a TRUE woman,
To hold fast to your ideals
When it causes you
To be looked upon
As strange and peculiar.

It takes courage
To be talked about,
And remain silent,
When a word would justify you
In the eyes of others,
But which you dare not speak
Because it would injure another.

It takes courage
To refuse to do something
That is wrong
Although everyone else
May be doing it
With attitudes as carefree
As a summer song.

It takes courage
To live according
To your own convictions,
To deny yourself
What you cannot afford.
To love your neighbor
As yourself!

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Two Texas cowboys come upon an Indian lying on his stomach with his ear to the ground. One of the cowboys stops and says to the other, "You see that Indian?" "Yeah," says the other cowboy.

"Look," says the first one, "he's listening to the ground. He can hear things for miles in any direction."

Just then the Indian looks up. "Covered wagon," he says, "about two miles away. Have two horses, one brown, one white. Man, woman, child, household effects in wagon."

"Incredible!" says the cowboy to his friend. "This Indian knows how far away they are, how many horses, what color they are, who is in the wagon, and what is in the wagon. Amazing!"

The Indian looks up and says, "Ran over me about a half hour ago."

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At the dog-show held at our local hospital fete, there were many handsome dogs with equally handsome owners. But my attention was drawn to a small mongrel and his owner, a boy of about eleven. For nearly an hour, the boy had been gently grooming and hugging his pet in turn.

When his name was called the boy tenderly took the dog's head into his cupped hands and looked at him with all the love a small boy could show. "Now you mustn't be upset if you don't win a prize," he said, "you see, they don't know you as well as I do."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How was the microwave oven invented?

Percy Spencer, a physicist and engineer with radar equipment manufacturers Raytheon, was employed during WWII to make the magnetrons used in radar systems. He had noticed that the magnetrons gave off as much heat as a large lightbulb and used them to warm his hands on cold days. But it wasn't until he discovered a melted candy in his pocket and realized the cause that the possibility occurred to him of cooking food with microwaves. Today, it's the rare home that doesn't have a microwave oven in it!

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