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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 6, 2005
Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. - Frank Gaines (Forbes)
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Olympic champion, Charlie Paddock loved to speak to young people in high schools. At East Tech High School in Cleveland, Ohio, he challenged those young people: "If you think you can, you can! If you believe something strongly enough, it will come to pass in your life." Afterward he lifted his hand and said, "Who knows? Maybe there's an Olympic champion in this auditorium this afternoon."
Later a scrawny little black boy approached him and said, "Gee, Mr. Paddock, I'd give anything if I could be an Olympic champion just like you."
It was that young boy's moment of inspiration. From that moment on his life was changed! In 1936 he went to Berlin, Germany, and won four gold medals. His name is Jesse Owens. When he returned home he was driven through the streets of Cleveland and greeted by a cheering crowd. The car stopped for him to sign autographs. That day a skinny little boy pressed himself against the car and said, "Gee, Mr. Owens, I'd give anything to be an Olympic champion just like you."
Jesse reached out to this little fellow (who was nicknamed "Bones") and said, "You know that's what I wanted when I was about your age. If you will work hard and train hard, and if you will believe, then you can become an Olympic champion."
The little boy was so inspired that he ran all the way home where he told his grandmother, "I'm going to become an Olympic champion." In Wembley Stadium in London, England, in 1948, six young men waited to hear the starting gun. The man in the outside lane burst out ahead; drove down to hit the tape, and won the race. His name was Harrison "Bones" Dillard. He tied Jesse Owens's Olympic record that day and went on to break many more records.
From Robert Schuller's "Move Ahead With Possibility Thinking," (New York: Jove Books, 1967)
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Puns – May be hazardous to your intelligence. :o)
What do you call a cat that has just eaten a whole duck? - A duck filled fatty puss!
What did the cat do when he swallowed some cheese? - He waited by the mouse hole with baited breath.
What happened when the cat swallowed a coin? - There was some money in the kitty.
What do you get if you cross a cat with a canary? - Shredded tweet!
What do cat actors say in a Shakespearean play? - Tabby or not tabby! That is the question.
What is the only kind of work a weak cat can do? - Light mouse work
Where did the kittens go on their class trip? - To a mewseum
What does a cat get from watching too many Mickey Mouse films? – Disney Spells
Where did the first cats live? - Purr-sia and Paw-tugal
What do you get if you cross a parakeet with a cat? - A peeping Tom
Source: Top Greetings
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"To a worm, digging in the hard ground is more relaxing than going fishing."
Source: Clean Laugh, http://www.cybersaltlists.org/
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