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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 5, 2000
"Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity." - Helen Schucman
Source: Inspiration A Day!, inspiration_a_day- firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One day when my daughter Sydney was 18 months old she was studying her Cheerio's box. Suddenly she started jumping up and down, pointing at the heart logo. Then without prompting she said, "'You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart' [Jeremiah 29:13, NIV]." She had learned this memory verse with the help of Plant-a-Seed videos, by the Evanson family. That kind of seed sprouts quickly!
By Sylvia Paulsen, Puyallup, Washington via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
When I was very little
All the Grandmas that I knew
Were wearing the same kind
Of ugly grandma shoes.
You know the kind I mean.
Clunky heeled, black, lace-up kind,
They just looked so very awful
That it weighed upon my mind,
For I knew, when I grew old.
I'd have to wear those shoes,
I'd think of that, from time to time
It seemed like such bad news.
I never was a rebel,
I wore saddle shoes to school,
And next came ballerinas
Then the sandals, pretty cool.
And then came spikes with pointed toes
Then platforms, very tall,
As each new fashion came along
I wore them, one and all.
But always, in the distance,
Looming in my future, there,
Was that awful pair of ugly shoes,
The kind that Grandmas wear,
I eventually got married
And then I became a Mom
Our kids grew up and left,
And when their children came along,
I knew I was a Grandma
And the time was drawing near
When those clunky, black, old lace up shoes
Was what I'd have to wear.
How would I do my gardening
Or take my morning hike?
I couldn't even think about
How I would ride my bike!
But fashions kept evolving
And one day I realized
That the shape of things to come
Was changing, right before my eyes.
And now, when I go shopping
What I see, fills me with glee
For, in my jeans and Reeboks
I'm as comfy as can be.
And I look at all these little girls
And there, upon their feet
Are clunky, black, old Grandma shoes,
And I really think that's neat.
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Albert Einstein attended a political banquet at which a number of windy speeches were delivered. Late in the evening, the principal speaker who was determined to speak longer then anyone who had preceded him, was introduced. Two hours later, he was still going strong, although his audience was yawning openly. Einstein, bored like everyone else, turned to the man seated next to him and whispered: "Now I am beginning to comprehend infinity."
What famous French landmark is named after a German city?
The Eiffel Tower. It was built by Gustave Eiffel, whose upholsterer grandfather moved to Paris from Eifel, Germany, and became known as Eifel because his friends couldn't pronounce his name, Boenickhausen. Eventually grandad added another "f" to distinguish it from the city and legally changed his name to Eiffel.
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