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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 16, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. - Dick Cheney

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Are Your Potatoes Heavy?

A teacher once told each of her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to school. For every person they refuse to forgive in their life's experience, they chose a potato, wrote on it the name and date, and put it in the plastic bag. Some of their bags were quite heavy.

They were then told to carry this bag with them everywhere for one week, putting it beside their bed at night, on the car seat when driving, next to their desk at work.

The hassle of lugging this around with them made it clear what a weight they were carrying spiritually, and how they had to pay attention to it all the time to not forget and keep leaving it in embarrassing places. Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated to a nasty smelly slime. This was a great metaphor for the price we pay for keeping our pain and heavy negativity! Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the other person, and it clearly is for ourselves!

- Author Unknown

Submitted by Sharon Hamel, Karen Staley

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


At the Sinai desert:
"Winding road next 40 years"

At the Red Sea:
"Caution! Subject to sudden flooding"

At Jericho:
"Sound horn for service"

At Sodom and Gomorrah:
"Watch for falling rocks"

Source: Jo Jokers, jo-jokers- subscribe@yahoogroups.com


Mom thinks she knows everything, but I gotta confess she was right about the cheese-fondue-in-the-pocket thing.

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What kind of ocean waves travel fastest? . . .

The fastest ocean waves are also the rarest and the most dangerous. They are tsunamis, very long waves that move across the open sea at speeds approaching 500 miles per hour (800 kph).

A tsunami (sometimes incorrectly called a "tidal wave") is caused by a geological event like an earthquake, underwater landslide, or volcanic eruption. As it moves across the open sea it is only a few feet high, although it may be more than 100 miles long (160 kilometers). Ships do not notice its passage.

But when it reaches the shore, interaction with the bottom slows the wave down and all its energy is concentrated at the surface. A wall of water quickly builds up that can be as high as a multi-story building.

More about tsunamis:
h ttp://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/welcome.html

Source: The Learning Kingdom's Cool Fact of the Day, Copyright (c) 2001, features.learningkingdom.com/fact/

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