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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 19, 2002
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
We often learn most from our children. Some time ago, a friend of mine punished his 3 year old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper.
Money was tight, and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the tree.
Nevertheless the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, " This is for you daddy," He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found that the box was empty.
He yelled at her, "Don't you know that when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside of it?"
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes, "Oh, Daddy, It's not empty, I blew kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy."
The father was so crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and begged for her forgiveness.
My friend told me he kept that box by his bed for years. Whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each of us as parents has been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold...
Submitted by Bunny, Lyle Pohly
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
In my next life...I want to be a bear.
If you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.
Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that.
If you're a bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.
If you're a momma bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that.
If you're a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.
Yup . . . gonna be a bear.
Submitted by Rindi Patterson
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
tOOK A LESSON IN sPEEED tY[PING.
nOW MAKE TWICW AS MANY MISTAAKES IN HALF THER TIME.
Took a Speed Logic course.
Can immediately jump to a conclusion.
Took a Speed Memory course.
Able to remember everything before it happens. Life suddenly seems so dull!
Source: Monday Fodder mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
Finding volunteers can be difficult, so two Canadian Web sites http://www.volunteer.ca/index-eng.php and http://www.charityvillage.com allow potential volunteers to list the skills they have and community organizations to post their needs. It works. Via these sites, and their own Web site, Randy Tyler, volunteer coordinator at Macdonald Youth Services in Winnipeg, has managed to obtain the help of volunteers from Victoria, B.C., San Diego, and even Ukraine. - Maclean's Online, http://www.macleans.ca/
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) August 2001, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha