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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 3, 2003
"All glory comes from daring to begin." - Eugene F. Ware
Source: Quotes From The Masters, http://mailroom.dailyinbox.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The house is a mess, the dishes are dirty.
I'm too old for this stuff, I'm well over thirty!
The car is not clean, my hair is a wreck,
And I've already spent next Friday's paycheck.
The laundry needs washing, the kids are too rowdy,
And I never have time for a leisurely "Howdy."
With all that I do, it's never enough,
It's never quite finished, it always looks rough.
I looked in my mirror and what did I see?
A harried old stranger, where I used to be.
The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.
Today is tomorrow, and I'm not caught up yet.
My kids are growing at such a fast pace,
That I'm missing their childhood for the sake of this race.
I work and I clean and I cook, and I say
"Hit the books, clean your room!" there's no time for play.
Well, the Lord, for some reason, chose ME with the care
Of three of His children, but I'm rarely there!
I've GOT to slow down lest there's nothing to show
For my role as their mom when they pack up and go!
I'm only one person, but look through my door,
What appears to be one, divides into more!
I'm a chauffeur, a cook, a planter of trees,
A teacher, an umpire, a mender of knees.
Sometimes, I forget that deep down inside,
There's a lady with feelings, and last night, she cried.
She gets tired and lonely, feels taken for granted
She wants to see blooms from the seeds that she's planted.
Then, amidst all the turmoil in this mind-bending pace,
My little ones look at me square in the face...
And just when I need it, they in unison say,
"Momma, I love you" and then...I'm OKAY!
By Rabona Gordon
From: Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul, By Aaron, Raymond; Canfield, Jack; Hansen, Mark Victor; Kirberger, Kimberly, Published by Health Communications (Sep 1, 2000) ISBN: 1558747478, http://isbn.nu/1558747478
Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Flying into a Middle East airport, my co-pilot and I reviewed our flight plan for the trip back to the USS Enterprise. We were to pick up a Navy captain, and experience had taught me that even seasoned vets turn white-knuckled during carrier landings. Once the captain was strapped in, I turned around to welcome him aboard.
"Sir," I asked, "will this be your first carrier landing?"
Looking at me with disdain, he opened his inflatable vest to display gold wings above five rows of ribbons. "Son," he said, "I have over 500 carrier landings in jet fighters."
"That's good to hear," my co-pilot said, winking at me, "because this will be our first."
Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Lt. Kenneth J. Tonelli
From: Reader's Digest, http://www.readersdigest.com/
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A little girl named Sally loved animal crackers. Her mom took her to the store and bought her some. When they got home, Sally started taking out all the animal crackers from the box and laid them all out on the table. Her mother asked why she was doing that. Sally replied, "I'm looking for the seal. The box says if the seal is broken, don't eat them!"
Source: Nick's Humor List
Any Volunteers to Wind this Up?
The largest piloted rubber-band powered aircraft - 33 feet long with a 71-foot wingspan - may fly at 100 feet at 30 mph for one mile.
Source: Cool and New, http://thepocket.com/