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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 10, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to admit that you don't know all the answers. - John P. Lougbrane

Source: DailyInBox Presents, http://dailyinbox.com


The ovenbird of Argentina passes the gratitude test with very high marks. This extraordinary craftsman builds a globe-shaped nest of mud reinforced with roots and fibers. The finished product is about twice the size of a football. The arched front entrance leads to a smooth curved passageway that ends in a circular room neatly lined with feathers and grass. As the tiny builder works with only his beak as a tool, he often trills a cheerful, ringing' song.

While riding his horse on the vast Argentina plains, a farmer came upon a tree stump with a half-completed ovenbird nest. The mud looked damp. He noticed a fluttering on one side and stopped to investigate. The little mason's feet were caught in a long tough piece of grass intended for reinforcement in the structure. The bird dangled helplessly. Weak from constant struggling to free itself, it hung upside down, completely exhausted.

Taking out his knife, the farmer carefully cut the grass entwined around the bird's legs. He laid it on top of its nest. Wondering whether the bird would die, but hoping it would recover, he lingered a moment watching.

Slowly it struggled to its feet, rested a bit, looking straight at the man and his horse two feet away. Then without fear it pointed its beak heavenward and began to sing. For several minutes it poured out its Thank You to God and the man who saved its life. When the lovely song ended it flew into the grass.

Source: Stop, Look and Listen by Eileen E. and Jay H. Lantry, Copyright(c)1976 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, LCCN 75-32229

Submitted by Mary Thayne

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Ringside Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious."

Grand Prix Race Announcer: "The lead car is absolutely, truly unique, except for the one behind it, which is exactly identical to the one in front of the similar one in back."

Greg Norman, Pro Golfer: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father."

Baseball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."

Source: Arizona Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizona_humor/


Most of us have a bad habit we are constantly trying to break. For me, it's biting my fingernails. One day I told my husband about my latest solution: press-on nails.

"Great idea, honey," he smiled. "You can eat them straight out of the box."

Source: Top Greetings

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A correction printed in a Canadian newspaper:

The OTTAWA CITIZEN AND SOUTHAM NEWS wishes to apologize for our apology to Mark Steyn. In correcting the incorrect statements about Mr. Steyn, published Oct. 15, we incorrectly published the incorrect correction. We accept and regret that our original regrets were unacceptable, and we apologize to Mr. Steyn for any distress caused by our previous apology.

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

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