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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 11, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them. - George Bernard Shaw

Source: DailyThought http://www.sperience.net/lists/signlist.html#thought


We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are we able to go on a nice vacation, or when we retire.

The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with...and remember that time waits for no one.

So, stop waiting . . .
. . . until your car or home is paid off
. . . until you get a new car or home
. . . until your kids leave the house
. . . until you go back to school
. . . until you finish school
. . . until you lose 10 lbs.
. . . until you gain 10 lbs.
. . . until you get married
. . . until you get a divorce
. . . until you have kids
. . . until you retire
. . . until summer
. . . until spring
. . . until winter
. . . until fall
. . . until you die

There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So, work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching.

Submitted by John L. Hoh, Jr., http://www.geocities.com/brandedhand/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

In the newspaper some months ago, one of Ann Lander's readers sent in the following that appeared in the Honolulu Advisor 20 years ago:

"It was reported that Senators. William B. Spong (Va.) and Hiram Fong (Hawaii) got their heads together to sponsor a bill recommending the mass ringing of church bells to hail the arrival in Hong Kong of the U.S. table tennis team after its tour of Communist China"

"Unfortunately, the motion died, cheating Congress out of passing the Spong-Fong Hong Kong Ping-Pong Ding-Dong Bell bill."

Submitted Chaplain Mike White


Australian Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, while speaking at a political meeting, was interrupted by a woman who shouted: "I wouldn't vote for you if you were the archangel Gabriel!" "If I were the archangel Gabriel, Madam," replied Menzies, "you would scarcely be in my constituency."

Source: Peter's Pearls, http://www.peterspearls.com.au

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

In 1975 twice as much Monopoly money was printed in the United States as real money. And in most years the Monopoly output, on face value, comfortably beats the U.S. Treasury. The commercial success of the board game is unrivaled, with nearly 100 million sets sold in its first 50 years.

Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts," by Reader's Digest, Published by Putnam Pub Group (T), Coypright (c) June 1, 1995, ISBN: 0895776928 http://isbn.nu/0895776928

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