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WITandWISDOM(tm) – June 1, 2005
"When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree." - Vietnamese saying
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
It was a long summer. I was thirteen, a left-fielder on the local pony-league team. I held the record for the most strikeouts. . .as a batter, not as a pitcher. I went the entire season and got only two hits. Over sixty times at bat and only two hits. Two hits! That’s not even good enough to be called a slump! That's a lot of long walks from the plate to the dugout. It got to the point that my team moaned when my time at bat was called. (The other team cheered.) Pretty tough on the self-image of a thirteen-year-old who had dreams of playing for the Dodgers.
The only thing right that summer was my parents' attitude toward my "slump. N They never missed a game. Never. Not once did I look up and see their bleacher seats unoccupied. I was still their boy even if I led the league in strikeouts. Their commitment ran deeper than my performance. They showed me the importance of an unwavering commitment.
Source: On The Anvil, by Max Lucado, Copyright © 1985, http://isbn.nu/0842347380
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
You Know You're In Trouble When ...
Your accountants letter of resignation is postmarked Zurich.
Your suggestion box starts ticking.
Your secretary tells you the FBI is on line 1, the DA is on line 2, and CBS is on line 3.
You make more than you ever made, owe more than you ever owed, and have less than you've ever had.
The simple instructions enclosed aren't.
The plumber floats by on your kitchen table.
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My daughter's eighth-grade history class planned a visit to our nation's capital. Unfortunately, she was not greatly enthusiastic about a trip that she considered too "educational" to be fun.
However, on their return, I was pleased to hear how she and her classmates had been filled with awe and emotion as they gazed at the Washington Monument.
"Just think, Mom," she marveled. "We were standing right where Forest Gump stood."
Submitted by B.B.
Teachers are paid too much?? What if we paid them babysitting wages.
That's right. I'd give them $3.00 an hour. And, I'm only going to pay them for 5 hours, not planning time. That would be $15.00 a day. Each parent should pay $15.00 a day for these teachers to baby sit their children. Even if they have more than one child, it's still cheaper than private daycare.
Now how many children do they teach a day - maybe 20? That's $15.00 x 20 = $300.00 a day. But remember, they only work 180 days a year! I'm not going to pay them for all the vacations: $300.00 x 180 = $54,000.
(Just a minute my calculator must need batteries.)
What will teachers say about those who have 10 years of experience and a master's degree? Well, maybe (just to be fair) they could get the minimum wage. We can round that off to about $6.00 an hour, times 5 hours, times 20 children. $6.00 x 5 x 20. That's $600 a day times 180 days. That's only $108,000.
Wait a minute! There is something wrong here........
Source: A Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose