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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 13, 2001
He who speaks sows, and he who listens harvests. - Argentinean Proverb
Source: DailyInBox: Proverbs Plus, http://mailroom.dailyinbox.com/pplus/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
LOVE IN THE HOME
If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place, but have not love, I am a housekeeper - not a homemaker.
If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements, but have not love, my children learn cleanliness - not godliness.
Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh. Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.
Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk. Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.
Love is present through the trials. Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive. Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child, then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.
Love is the key that opens salvation's message to a child's heart.
Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection. Now I glory in God's perfection of my child. As a mother, there is much I must teach my child, but the greatest of all is love.
- Author Unknown
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THINGS YOU WISH YOU'D HEAR
FROM YOUR AUTO MECHANIC:
"That part is much less expensive than I thought."
"I've never seen anyone maintain his car as well as you do."
"You could get that done more cheaply at the garage down the street."
"It was just a loose wire - No charge."
FROM YOUR DAUGHTER/SON'S PRESCHOOL TEACHER:
"Everyone misbehaved today, except Mary/Michael."
"Mary/Michael traded her/his candy bar for carrot sticks."
"I wish we had 20 Marys/Michaels."
FROM A STORE CLERK:
"The computerized cash register is down. I'll just add up your
purchases with a pencil and paper."
"We're sorry we sold you defective merchandise. We'll pick it up at
your home and bring you a new one, or give you a complete refund
- whichever you prefer."
FROM A CONTRACTOR:
"Whoever worked on this before sure knew what he was doing."
"I think I came in a little high on that estimate."
FROM A DENTIST:
"I think you're flossing too much."
"I won't ask any questions until I take the pick out of your mouth."
FROM A RESTAURANT SERVER:
"I think it's presumptuous for a waiter to volunteer his name,
but since you ask, it's Tim."
"I was slow and inattentive. I cannot accept any tip."
Submitted by Les Pourciau
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher.
The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."
The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.
"Sure," said the young boy confidently. "Means carrying a child."
Source: Monday Fodder firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
In old Alexandria, Egypt, you will find the ruins of Ptolemy's lighthouse. It was built two centuries before Christ. Ptolemy was a proud king, and the story is told of his eagerness to have his own name engraved at the top. The builder carried out his orders, but, before doing so, he carved his own name in the stone. He then plastered it over, and in the plaster engraved the name of the king. The salt spray, the wind, and the rain gradually loosened the plaster. After many years the king's name completely disappeared, leaving only the name of the real builder.
Ptolemy's lighthouse, http://www.unmuseum.org/pharos.htm
By Roy Allan Anderson
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) April 12, 1955, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs
Submitted by Dale Galusha