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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 6, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right? – Robert Mallet, 1915 –

Source: The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time, Edited by John M. Shanahan, Copyright © 1999, http://isbn.nu/0060194111


A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water? "

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

He continued, ”And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. " As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.

So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can. Relax; pick them up later after you've rested.

Life is short!

Enjoy it!”

And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life. (continued in This & That)

By Bill Walker

Bill is the author of, “Tinker and Poo; The Boys Write”, http://isbn.nu/0595357415

Source: The Inspired Buffalo, mailto:the-inspired-buffalo-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Stress Relievers:

Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

Never buy a car you can't push.

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

The second mouse gets the cheese.

When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Have a wonderful day and know that someone has thought about you today!

By Bill Walker

Bill is the author of, “Tinker and Poo; The Boys Write”, http://isbn.nu/0595357415

Source: The Inspired Buffalo, mailto:the-inspired-buffalo-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


Last summer, my husband, Bill, took me camping for the first time. At every opportunity, he passed along outdoor-survival lore.

One day we got lost hiking in the deep woods. Bill tried the usual tactics to determine direction - moss on the trees (there was no moss), direction of the sun (it was an overcast day). Just as I was beginning to panic, he spotted a small cabin off in the distance. Bill pulled out his binoculars, studied the cabin, turned and led us right back to our camp.

"That was terrific," I said. "How did you do it?"

"Simple," he replied. "In this part of the country all TV satellite dishes point south."

Source: ArcaMax - Jokes, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Send A Note To Your Future Self

When I was in grade school, we did a time capsule. When it was opened, I was amazed to see how much had changed.

I've been fascinated with time capsules ever since. It gives you a greater appreciation for the passage of time. Today, things are a little different because everything is going digital.

Well, Forbes has devised a digital time capsule. Write a letter to yourself, and decide when you want to receive it. It could be one year from now or 20 years from now.

I recommend you read how Forbes addressed the project's challenges. A lot of thought and planning went into it.

Today I'm going to sit down with my son, Ian, and write a letter. If you have children, this is a great way to spend a few hours together. Just remember that you'll need to keep your e-mail address for the next 20 years!

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