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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 12, 2002
Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive someday. - Ronnie Milsap
Source: Peter's Pearls, http://www.peterspearls.com.au
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A Climate of Forgiveness
In his tape Living Faith (Random House Audio Books, 1996), President Jimmy Carter shares that forgiveness is fundamental to his life. He says that without the knowledge that he can be forgiven, it would be impossible for him to face his own shortcomings. This even includes forgiveness of himself.
He relates that both he and his wife, Rosalynn, are "strong-willed" persons who find it difficult to admit being at fault.
One day, after a particularly disturbing argument, Carter decided that he would never let another day end with each of them angry with the other. So he went out to his wood shop and cut a thin piece of walnut, a little smaller than a bank check. On it, he carved the words, "Each evening forever this is good for an apology or forgiveness, as you desire." That evening, he gave the plaque to Rosalynn. He reports that, so far, he has been able to honor it each time Rosalyn has presented it to him.
With his plaque, Carter created a climate of forgiveness between the two of them. Without the knowledge that we will be forgiven, how quickly will we admit our own faults? And how can our closest relationships be healthy if we are each afraid to apologize or unwilling to accept an apology? A climate of forgiveness is a necessary part of happiness.
From: Living Faith, President Jimmy Carter Published by Random House (Oct 1, 1998) ISBN: 0812930347, http://isbn.nu/0812930347
From: One Minute Can Change a Life, by Steve Goodier, Published by Life Support System Pub Inc (Nov 1, 1999) ISBN: 1929664001, http://lifesupportsystem.com/onemincancha.html
Sourc e: Life Support System, http://lifesupportsystem.com/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
My Money Matters
Since I'm not Dr. Phil, money does matter...
Money used to talk... then it whispered. Now it just sneaks off...
Money has wings and most of us see only the tail feathers.
Joe: Money doesn't bring happiness.
Moe: Can you prove it?
Joe: Sure, you take a guy with 40 million dollars. He isn't any happier than a man with 37 million dollars.
It takes twice as much money to live beyond your means as it used to.
Both men grabbed for the check after eating lunch together. The man to get the check said, "Either you're losing your grip, or I don't know my own strength."
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A little leaguer came home and announced that he had hit a home run.
"You must have really smacked it," said the proud father.
"Oh, I didn't hit it so hard," answered the young slugger. "I just hit it and started to run."
"It must have gone over the outfielder's head," the father said excitedly.
"Oh, he wasn't there," explained the boy. "He'd gone to the bathroom."
Source: Bits & Pieces, October 13, 1994, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc. http://www2.ragan.com/html/main.isx?sub=1249
Smaller Can Be Better . . .
Philips is secretly working on a newer, better optical disk standard. Blu-ray is the emerging standard for a system that will use blue lasers to record high-definition TV pictures on DVD-sized discs, and is backed by a group of leading firms, including Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp and Sony.
Tentatively called SFFO, short for Small Form Factor Optical, the technology could let your mobile phone store five two-hour movies, squirrel away 25,000 digital photos or hoard 48 hours of MP3 music on a three-centimeter disc. The disc will be the same thickness as a DVD. . . The drive is currently 0.5 centimeters thick, 5.6 centimeters long and 3.4 centimeters wide.
The first versions of the disc will store one gigabyte on each side, but the dual-layer coating already used for DVDs will double the capacity to four gigabytes in total.