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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 24, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot, Missionary Martyred in Ecuador 1956

Source: http://www.gospelcom.net/chi/DAILYF/2001/01/daily-01-08-2001.shtml


A Jewish legend tells us that King Solomon once asked a jeweler to design a ring and inscribe words on the ring band that would be true and appropriate at all times and in all situations.

Some days later, the jeweler brought the king a ring inscribed with the words, "This too shall pass." On bad days, the king would read the inscription and be reassured, and when he was having an especially good day, the king would read it and be sobered.

Source: Bits & Pieces, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Kathryn's 5-year-old developed a strong interest in spelling once she learned to spell STOP. After that, she tried to figure out her own words. From the back seat of the car she'd yell, "Mom, what does fgrpl spell?"

"Nothing," Kathryn said.

Sitting at breakfast she'd suddenly ask, "Mom, what does doeb spell?"

"Nothing," Kathryn answered.

This went on for several weeks. Then one afternoon as they sat coloring in her room she asked, "Mom, what does lmdz spell?"

Kathryn smiled at her and said, "Nothing, sweetheart."

The 5-year-old carefully set down her crayon, sighed and said, "Boy, there sure are a lot of ways to spell Nothing!"

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, http://www.katscratch.com/


A teacher asked her students to use the word "fascinate" in a sentence. Marta said, "My family went to the Louisville Zoo, and it was fascinating to see all the animals."

The teacher said, "That was good, but I wanted the word 'fascinate.'"

Sarita raised her hand. She said, "My family went to the Cincinnati Zoo and I was fascinated by the animals."

"That's good, too," said the teacher, "but I wanted the word 'fascinate.'"

Little Billy raised his hand and said proudly, "My sister has a sweater with 10 buttons, but it is so small she can only fasten eight."

Source: EMAZING Joke of the Day, http://www.emazing.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


Eating a handful of pecans a day can significantly lower cholesterol, according to a study conducted at Loma Linda University's School of Public Health.

Dr. Sujatha Rajaram, a principal investigator for the study, said even though this research singled out pecans, the emphasis should be on eating different types of nuts rather than just trying to isolate and eat one type of nut. "Population studies have also shown that people who consume nuts frequently have a lower risk for heart disease," said Rajaram, an assistant professor of public health and preventive medicine.

Rajaram dispels the myth that nuts are a fatty food to be avoided. The type of fat in nuts is the healthy monounsaturated variety - similar to the beneficial fat found in olive oil. Nuts also contain phytonutrients, fiber, and other vitamins, she says.

For more information visit: http://www.llu.edu/news/pr/090601pcan.html

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

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