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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 18, 2000
"Feelings are everywhere - be gentle" - J. Masai
Source: America's Quote, firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I N S T R U C T I O N S F O R L I F E
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs:
Respect for self
Respect for others and
Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone in silence every day.
9. Open your arms to change but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year go someplace you've never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
- Author Unknown (Possibly the Dalai Lama)
Source: Inspire, Copyright (c) 2000 Information Advantage Corporation, www.infoadvn.com/inspire/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
DEAR TEACHER: HERE'S A GOOD EXCUSE
Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick, and I had her shot.
I hope you will excuse John for being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and also 33.
DEAR MISS LARSON:
Jack didn't go to school yesterday because he had two teeth taken out of his face.
Please excuse Tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea, and his boots leak.
DEAR MR. ANDERSON:
Maryann was absent yesterday because she had a fever and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, and her brother had a fever. I wasn't too well, either. There must be something going around.
DEAR MR. THOMAS:
Jennifer missed school yesterday for a good reason. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday.
By Ann Landers
Submitted by Ruby Hayasaka
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A boy, frustrated with all the rules he had to follow, asked his father, "Dad, how soon will I be old enough to do as I please?"
The father answered immediately, "I don't know. Nobody has lived that long yet."
Source: Clean Laffs www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Submitted by John Hoh
John Smith is still the most common name in the United States. It was for that reason that Mark Twain dedicated his story of The Celebrated Jumping Frog to John Smith, "who I have known in diverse and sundry places and whose many and manifold virtues did always command my esteem."
Twain figured that anyone to whom a book is dedicated would be sure to buy at least one copy, and since there were thousands of John Smiths, his book would be assured of at least a modest sale.
Source: Bits & Pieces, August 17, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org