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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 14, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Look at your choices, pick the best one, then go to work with all your heart. - Pat Riley, Pro basketball coach

Source: Bits & Pieces: Home Delivery http://your.dailyinbox.com/bp/


36 Ways to Reduce Stress

1. Pray

2. Go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say No, to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

6. Simplify and unclutter your life.

7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.

11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you to do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.

12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.,

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut.) This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.

17. Get enough exercise.

18. Eat right.

19. Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.

21. Write thoughts and inspirations down.

22. Everyday, find time to be alone.

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't
wait until its time to go to bed to try and pray.

24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.

26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus!"

27. Laugh.

28. Laugh some more!

29. Take your work seriously, but yourself not at all.

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

32. Sit on your ego.

33. Talk less; listen more.

34. Slow down.

35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.

36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.

Submitted by John L. Bechtel

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

How to speak as a native from the southern United States
(We love you and hope you can understand us. :o)
Part 2 of 4 [August 7, 14, 21, 28]

Faince - Whats round the hawg lot

Far - what get the brandin arn hot

Furred - He got furred from his job

Flar - a rose is a purdy flar

Frash - them aigs ain't frash

Furiners - All non-'bamans

Further - hits ten miles further to town

Grain - She was grain with envy

Hail - where bad folks go

Hep - Poor George, he can't hep it, he was born with a silver spoon
in his mouth.

Hern - It aint hern, it's his'n

Hilbilly - People in the next county

Hollar - whats between the hills

Hard- got a brend new hard

Hand Tar - his core blew a tar

Laymun - a sour fruit

Laig - Most folks have two of them

Lather - what you climb up

Liberry - where you go to check out books for larnin

To be continued . . .

Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/


Warning label seen on a box of hair coloring:

"Do not use as an ice cream topping."

Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) June 10, 2002, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Lightning Fact and Fiction

FICTION: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
FACT: Lightning has "favorite" sites that it may hit many times during one storm.

FICTION: If it is not raining, then there is no danger from lightning.
FACT: Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall.

FICTION: The rubber soles of shoes or rubber tires on a car will protect you from being struck by lightning.
FACT: Rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lightning. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal. Although you may be injured if lightning strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.

FICTION: People struck by lightning carry an electrical charge and should not be touched.
FACT: Lightning-strike victims carry no electrical charge and should be attended to immediately.

FICTION: "Heat lightning" occurs after very hot summer days and poses no threat.
FACT: What is referred to as "heat lightning" is actually lightning from a thunderstorm too far away for thunder to be heard. However, the storm may be moving in your direction.

Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com

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