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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 9, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

That best portion of a good man's life -- his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. - William Wordsworth

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/


Scottish physician A. J. Cronin (1896-1981) was forced by illness to take a leave of absence from his medical practice. He then decided to write a novel. But when half done, he became disheartened and threw his manuscript into a garbage can.

Totally discouraged, Cronin was walking the Scottish Highlands and a saw a man digging in a bog, trying to drain it for use as a pasture. As Cronin talked with him, the man said, "My father dug at this bog and never made a pasture. But my father knew and I know that it's only by digging you can make a pasture. So I keep digging."

Rebuked and remotivated, Cronin went home, picked his manuscript out of the garbage can, and finished it. That novel, Hatter's Castle, sold three million copies. Cronin left his medical practice and became a world famous writer.

At times, you and I may feel trapped by circumstances that demand patience and persistence. Are we willing to keep digging away at whatever "bog" God has assigned to us?

Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:pulpit-supply-subscribe@strategicnetwork.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Just Jokes' Office Directory

Air Quality Monitor: Carmine Dioxide

Assertiveness Training Coach: Lois Steem

Auto-Body Expert: Rusty Steele

British Cutlery Specialist: Sir Irving Spoon

Chief Justice: Judge Mental

Chief of Tire Technology: Yessir Itsaflat

Communications Director: George Stayontopothis

Copyright Attorney: Pat Pending

Customer Car Care Representative: Haywood Jabuzzoff

Director of Catering: Russell Upsumgrub

Director of Purchasing: Lois Bidder

Director of Monopoly Policy: Juan Moorehouse

Graduation Coordinators: Val and Dick Torian

Head of Security: Barb Dwyer

Jazz Music Coordinator: Bertha Deblues

Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm


During a test I was administering, I noticed that one of my married students, who was quite pregnant, kept rubbing her side. After class, before she left, I asked her, "Are you okay?" I noticed you were holding onto your side."

"Oh, I'm fine," she answered. "It's just that my baby was pushing his foot up and down my ribs, and it hurt a little."

"Well, that's good," I said, feeling relieved.

"Yeah," she continued. "It's strange. He normally sleeps during your class."

Source: Laughter for a Saturday

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Spy on the Wild is actually part of The Animal Planet. The link below takes you to the lead-in page... just click the "continue" link when you arrive on the first page.

On the second page, you'll see a picture of an eagle. To the right of the eagle is a link for "Mini-cam in action." Click that for a real treat. What it takes you too is six videos that are unlike any you've ever seen. You'll have a real birds eye view of an eagle in flight.

I do mean a birds eye view too. Two mini-cams were strapped onto a golden eagle, and the videos show you the view from the back of the eagle as he soars over some mountainous terrain. Go soaring!


Source: Internet Tutor, http://www.gophercentral.com/sub/sub-tutor.html

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