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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 14, 2006
"Always give more in service, than you receive in payment, and customers will beat a path to your door." - Denis Waitley
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One winter I sat in Army fatigues somewhere near Anniston, Alabama, eating my supper out of a mess kit. The infantry training battalion that I had been assigned to was on bivouac. There was a cold drizzle of rain, and everything was mud. The sun had gone down.
I was still hungry when I finished and noticed that a man nearby had something left over that he was not going to eat. It was a turnip, and when I asked him if I could have it, he tossed it over to me. I missed the catch, the turnip fell to the ground, but I wanted it so badly that I picked it up and started eating it anyway, mud and all.
And then, as I ate it, time deepened and slowed down again. With a lurch of the heart that is real to me still, I saw suddenly, almost as if from beyond time altogether, that not only was the turnip good, but the mud was good too, even the drizzle and cold were good, even the Army that I had dreaded for months.
Sitting there in the Alabama winter with my mouth full of cold turnip and mud, I could see at least for a moment how if you ever took truly to heart the ultimate goodness and joy of things, even at their bleakest, the need to praise someone or something for it would be so great that you might even have to go out and speak of it to the birds of the air."
Frederick Buechner, The Sacred Journey.
Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Top Tips For Life
Don't waste money on expensive ipods. Simply think of your favorite tune and hum it. If you want to "switch tracks", simply think of another song you like and hum that instead.
Men: When listening to your favorite CD, simply turn up the sound to the volume you desire; then turn it down three notches. This will save your wife from having to do it.
Ladies: If invited to a fancy party, go wearing hair rollers, so that the hostess will think you are going somewhere REALLY important afterwards.
Submitted by B. B.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
With only one clerk working the window at my local post office, the line was moving quite slowly.
As I waited, I began to fill out my check to speed things up when I reached the counter. Unsure of the date, I turned and asked the woman behind me.
"It's the fifth," she replied.
From the back of the line, a man suggested, "Oh, I wouldn't write the date in just yet."
Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/
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