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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 2, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Never argue with an fool. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:rheamo@centurytel.net?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


Jeanene Reese, director of Abilene Christian University's Center for Women in Christian Service, is known by ACU's faculty and students as the person who encourages and prepares young women for Christian ministry. But Jeanene remembers well the time her definition of encouragement was challenged, when she ran into an old school friend at a busy airport restaurant: "We sat around a table reminiscing about good times we had shared in college. This unexpected and long overdue interlude was passing too quickly as one flight after another was announced for departure. We hurriedly shared anecdotes about spouses, jobs, and children.

"As my friend unfolded his wallet with a family picture, I was saddened to see that his middle child was obviously handicapped. He told me about his family -- each member's name and age and something of special interest about each one.

"Fully expecting him to mention the child's disability, I was surprised when instead he spoke of his daughter's funny sense of humor and her special love for art. As he looked fondly at his family he said, "I know you can't tell by the picture, but Heather is retarded, her development is delayed. She doesn't look like most handicapped children though; she's a really beautiful little girl.

"I wanted to say to him that I had known at first glance that she was different, that something wasn't quite right. But then I looked at him as he looked at her and it was almost as if the photograph changed in front of my eyes.

"I was shocked to see this child from her father's perspective -- she didn't look handicapped, she was beautiful! Everything that must make her unique and so very special was shining through in that brief moment. I saw a whole and healthy person who is truly loved. I saw her through her father's eyes!"

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Thoughts about Life . . .

"What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce." - Mark Twain

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." - Mark Twain

"My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying." - Ed Furgol

"Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." - Spike Milligan

"I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position." - Mark Twain

"I'm very pleased to be here. Let's face it; at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere." - George Burns

"At my age flowers scare me." - George Burns

"Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life." - Herbert Henry Asquith

"I don't feel old - I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap." - Bob Hope

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Monasteries have members that come from many diverse backgrounds and economic circumstances, from the wealthy to the very poor. "There are people who meditate all day, and others who can't sit still five minutes; monks who are scholars and those who are semiliterate; chatterboxes and those who emulate Calvin Coolidge with regard to speech. But," he said, "our biggest problem is that each man here had a mother who fried potatoes in a different way."

Source: Chapnotes, http://www.chaplainsnotes.org/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How Much to Send a Package to Dubuque?

Have you ever dropped off a package at FedEx and wondered if you could have gotten a better deal at UPS or the U.S. Post Office? Those businesses do post their prices on the Internet, but you have to surf to each Web site and note the prices. You can stop surfing, because everything is consolidated at the Intershipper Quick Quote.

Enter the weight, your ZIP code and the destination ZIP code. You'll receive a list of vendors and prices. You can also compare the differences in prices between standard and priority overnight, two-day, three-day and ground.

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