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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 25, 2002
A person is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. - John Barrymore (1882 - 1942)
Source: Bits & Pieces: Home Delivery http://your.dailyinbox.com/bp/
Subjects: Aging, Regrets, Dreams
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A newly married woman insisted on going to the California desert so she could be near her soldier husband. The only place the couple could find to live was a rundown shack near an Indian village.
The daytime heat was unbearable-105 degrees in the shade. The dry wind blew constantly, covering everything with dust. None of the Indians spoke English. The young wife was miserable.
Then she learned that her husband was going deeper into the desert for 2 weeks. So she wrote her mother and asked if she could come home. In her mother's reply were these words: "Two men looked through prison bars; one saw mud, the other saw stars." As the woman read those lines over and over, she decided to change.
She would look for the stars. She set out to make friends with the Indians. When they saw her genuine interest, they taught her weaving and pottery. She learned their culture. Then she began to study the desert itself-its cacti, Joshua trees, and seashells left behind by the sands of an ocean floor.
Not only did she survive, she became known as an expert on the area and later published a book about it. Are you in an unbearable, inescapable situation? Do you have a negative attitude? Like Joseph or this wife, you can change. Look at the situation positively and make the best of it with the help of God. Who knows? You might end up writing a book.
By John Maxwell
Source: My Daily Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose
Subjects: Attitude, Desert
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
HEADLINES - Times when an editor was definitely needed:
Part 3 of 3 [Apr 5, 15, 25]
Stating the obvious:
If strike isn't settled quickly it may last a while
War dims hope for peace
Smokers are productive, but death cuts efficiency
Cold wave linked to temperatures
Child's death ruins couple's holiday
Blind woman gets new kidney from dad she hasn't seen in years
Man is fatally slain
Something went wrong in jet crash, experts say
Death causes loneliness, feeling of isolation
Source: HUMOR Digest
Subjects: News, Headlines, Misprints, Parody
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
In June of 1990 I was in the hospital recovering from a bypass operation. A member of my Church's Council came to visit and said he brought greetings from the entire Council and their wishes that I should recover soon and live a long and healthy life. I thanked him and said that was very nice. He was somewhat taken aback and said, "It's more than 'nice' Jimmy. It was an official resolution... passed by a vote of 14 to 7 too"
Source: HUMOR Digest
Subjects: Surgery, Church
A man has sold a house for 1,400 times the amount his family paid for it.
Arthur Webb's grandfather bought the three-bedroom house in Nayland, Suffolk for £190 ($271) in 1914.
It's been in the family ever since. The house was sold at auction for £270,000 ($385,233).
The interior decor hasn't been touched since the 1940s, the Sunday Mirror reports.
Estate agent Robert Chapman said: "It looks like something from a film set. It still had the old brown paint on the walls, old wash stands and brass bedsteads."
From: Sunday Mirror, Nayland, England
Source: WhiteBoard News for March 18, 2002, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard