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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 23, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol


What I've Learned:

The Perspective From 13-Year-Olds
By Michael Josephson, Character Counts (423.5)

A few years ago I got a note from Sam Rangel, an eighth-grade teacher in Corona, California. He distributed some of my commentaries on "What I've Learned" to his students and asked them to write down what they'd learned over the past year or in their lives. Here's the world of growing wisdom from the 13-year-old perspective:

I've learned that work comes first; fool around later.
I've learned that being popular isn't everything.
I've learned that being pretty on the inside is better than being pretty on the outside.
I've learned that not everything in life is fair.
I've learned that all people want is someone to listen to them.
I've learned that girls seem to fight with their friends a lot, but almost never with their enemies.
I've learned that it takes a long time to make a friendship and a fraction of a second to destroy it.
I've learned that your imagination is as important as your knowledge.
I've learned that to say no to someone is not wrong.
I've learned that by following others, you aren't following yourself.
I've learned that the harder it is to do something, the stronger it makes us.
I've learned that I am responsible for me.
I've learned to give everybody a second chance.
I've learned that teenagers will do dumb things.
I've learned that if you respect your elders, they will respect you too.
I've learned that words do hurt people more than sticks and stones.
I've learned that when I come to a fork in the road, ask for help.
I've learned that the easy way is not the best way.
This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.

2005 Josephson Institute of Ethics; reprinted with permission. Michael Josephson, one of the nation's leading ethicists, is the founder of the Josephson Institute of Ethics and the premier youth character education program, CHARACTER COUNTS! For further information visit http://www.charactercounts.org

Michael Josephson of the Josephson Institute of Ethics has commentaries in a weekly e-newsletter, to subscribe please visit http://www.charactercounts.org/forms/free_e_newsletters.php

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Church Bulletin Bloopers

Several members who have been in the hospital are not on their way to recovery, for which we are thankful.

The Jack and Kill Daycare is looking for someone to help part time on Saturdays.

Our Wednesday Night Family Cafeteria meal will feature a variety of Chinese dishes including One Ton Soup.

The Youth Group had a scavenger hunt, did face painting, and played a game called, "Find the gun." They had a great time.

Don't forget to make some New Year's Resolutions. It's a great way to start off with a new ear.

Due to Construction on the North side of the parking lot, we will soon be changing entrances. Please exit the new driveway which is the one in between the old entrance and the old exit. Please exit from the new exit which is the old entrance.

Our Senior's group is sponsoring a dance December 12. You can Dance the Night Away from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. for only $5 per person.

What are you doing for Lunch Tuesday? Local Funeral Director Barry Gilbert will talk about the benefits of cremation.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies


When I informed my bank that my signature might waver from time to time because of arthritis in my right arm, I had no idea to what lengths they would go to protect my account. I had given my 21- year-old son a check to cash for me, and while he was gone, the phone rang. It was my bank. My 15-year-old daughter, Leanna, answered and was asked to verify that she had an older brother named Pete and if she could describe anything distinctive about his appearance. After hanging the phone up, a very grim-faced teller marched back to Pete at the counter and demanded to see his new sneakers. Meekly, he held up one foot. She cashed the check.

Submitted by Lorraine

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

When Teddy Roosevelt was Governor of New York, he used to run up the steps of the state capitol, followed by the press. Any reporter who finished with him and still had the breath to ask a question would get an answer.

Submitted by Andrew

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