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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 3, 2005
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says...I'll try again tomorrow.
Submitted by B.B.
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The man's his wife had left him and he was completely depressed. He had lost faith in himself, in other people, in God -- he found no joy in living.
One rainy morning this man went to a small neighborhood restaurant for breakfast. Although several people were at the diner, no one was speaking to anyone else. Our miserable friend hunched over the counter, stirring his coffee with a spoon.
In one of the small booths along the window was a young mother with a little girl. They had just been served their food when the little girl broke the sad silence by almost shouting, "Momma, why don't we say our prayers here?"
The waitress who had just served their breakfast turned around and said, "Sure, honey, we pray here. Will you say the prayer for us?"
And she turned and looked at the rest of the people in the restaurant and said, "Bow your heads." Surprisingly, one by one, the heads went down. The little girl then bowed her head, folded her hands, and said, "God is great, God is good, and we thank him for our food. Amen."
That prayer changed the entire atmosphere. People began to talk with one another. The waitress said, "We should do that every morning."
"All of a sudden," said our friend, "my whole frame of mind started to improve. From that little girl's example, I started to thank God for all that I did have and stop majoring in all that I didn't have. I started to choose happiness."
From: Living Life on Purpose: A Guide to Creating a Life of Success and Significance, Greg Anderson, http://isbn.nu/0060601965
Source: My Daily Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
"Sniglets" were invented by Rich Hall and featured prominently on a comedy show called "Not Necessarily the News" which was broadcast on HBO. What are sniglets? Sniglets are words that you won't find in the dictionary, but aptly describe reality.
Part 1 of 2 [ June 3, 13, 23]
Airdirt - A hanging plant that's been ignored for more than three weeks.
Baldage - The accumulation of hair in the shower drain.
Begathon - Any fundraising drive by a public television or radio station so you won't have to put up with commercials.
Bozone - The layer of air around people that stops good ideas from penetrating into their brain.
Cheedle - The residue left on your fingers after eating Cheetos®.
Choconiverous - Used to describe a person who bites the head off a chocolate Easter bunny first.
Crummox - The amount of cereal left in the bottom of a bag.
Deodorend - The last 1/2 inch of a stick deodorant that won't push up, making the tube good only for underarm lacerations.
Elbonics - The actions of two people in a movie theater trying to share one armrest.
Execuglide - Propelling yourself around an office in a chair on wheels.
Fenderberg - The deposits of snow and ice that accumulate around your tires, sticking to your fender during the winter.
Flopcorn - The unpopped kernels at the bottom of the microwave bag.
Gladhandling - The frustrating attempts to find and separate the ends of a plastic bag so it can be opened.
Source: A Joke a Day http://www.topica.com/lists/ajokeaday7
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A mile on the ocean and a mile on land are not the same distance. On the ocean, a nautical mile measures 6,080 feet. A land or statute mile is 5,280 feet.
I checked with some of my friends that are FSU graduates and they were amazed that everyone didn’t already know the answer to this one. Of course there are more feet in a mile on the ocean. You have to measure up and down all those waves. They just couldn’t understand how you accomplished the measuring.
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
Rescued after message in a bottle
A group of 88 people were rescued from a desert island off the coast of Costa Rica after they put a message in a bottle and threw it on the ocean.
Peru's police was already looking for survivors after it was reported that a ship that was traveling illegally to America sunk.
The 48 Ecuadorians and 40 Peruvians were found alive and well at the Coco Island 24 hours after sending out the message.
They stayed in the island for 10 days, Las Ultimas Noticias reports.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com