|Prior Date||Back to Archive Index||Next Date|
WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 13, 2000
"Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year while another gets a full year's value out of a week." - Charles Richards
Source: Awesome Quotes, www.coolnewsletters.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A little boy is telling his Grandma how "everything" is going wrong. School, family problems, severe health problems, etc. Meanwhile, Grandma is baking a cake. She asks the child if he would like a snack, which of course he does. "Here. Have some cooking oil."
"Yuck" says the boy.
"How about a couple raw eggs?"
"Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?"
"Grandma, those are all yucky!"
To which Grandma replies: "Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! God works the same way. Many times we wonder why he would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!"
Source: Monday Fodder email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Submitted by Lyle R. Pohly
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
FIRST DAY ON THE JOB
A keen country lad applied for a salesman's job at a city department store. In fact it was the biggest store in the area - you could get anything there. The boss asked him, "Have you ever been a salesman before?" "Yes, I was a salesman in the country," said the lad. The boss liked the cut of him and said, "You can start tomorrow and I'll come and see you when we close up."
The day was long and arduous for the young man, but finally 5 o'clock came around. The boss arrived and asked, "How many sales did you make today?" "One," said the young salesman. "Only one?" blurted the boss. "Most of my staff make 20 or 30 sales a day.
How much was the sale worth?"
"Thirty-eight thousand, three hundred and thirty-four dollars," said the young man.
"How did you manage that?" asked the flabbergasted boss.
"Well" said the salesman, "This man came in and I sold him a small fish hook, then a medium hook and finally a really large hook. Then I sold him a small fishing line, a medium one and a huge big one. "I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast. I said he would probably need a boat, so I took him down to the boat department and sold him that twenty-foot schooner with the twin engines. Then he said his Volkswagen probably wouldn't be able to pull it, so I took him to the car department and sold him a new Sport Utility Vehicle."
The boss took two steps back and asked in astonishment, "You sold all that to a guy who came in for a fish hook?"
"No," answered the salesman. "Actually, he came in to buy a bottle of cough syrup for his wife and I said to him, "Your weekend's shot, you may as well go fishing."
Source: www.svic.net/finetuned/stuff2.htm via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
There are three secrets to success:
The first is "Keep your eyes and ears open."
The second is "Don't tell everything you know."
Source: The Funnies, firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org