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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 15, 2006
In the sphere of material things, giving means being rich. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. - Erich Fromm
Source: Quote Lady's Quote of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
My mother had died, and that was when Lynn came by the funeral home. It was the afternoon before the visitation and I happened to be there alone because everyone else had gone to dinner. The rest of the family wanted me to go with them but I just couldn't go because I just felt the need to stay there.
I was sitting in the front with my back to the door when I heard someone come into the room. I turned to look and I saw that it was Lynn. He slowly walked toward me, said my name, and sat down beside me. He just sat there. He didn't say a word unless I said something to him and if I became quiet, he was comfortable with the silence.
He sat there with me for a long time and then after awhile my family returned and others had come into the room. I didn't even notice when Lynn went home.
What did Lynn "do"? It was the best thing that anyone could have done for me at that time. . . he just sat there.
An excerpt from, “He Just Sat There”, By Pamela Perry Blaine © 2003
Pam enjoys writing, music, and country living. She writes "Pam's Corner" for the local newspaper and many of her writings have been published on the internet as well as in several books. Pam says, "I have loved music and writing ever since I can remember. I play piano at church and I'm an avid reader. One of my goals is to be able to write for my children and grandchildren so special memories will not be forgotten." She has a CD entitled "I'll Walk You Home". If you would like one, they are available by freewill donation. More information as well as a clip from the CD is on her website at
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Jack was sitting in an airplane when another guy took the seat beside him. The new guy was an absolute wreck, pale, hands shaking, biting his nails and moaning in fear.
"Hey, pal, what's the matter?" Jack asked.
"Oh man... I've been transferred to a new location," the other guy answered, "It is full of crazy people, and they have shootings, gangs, race riots, drugs, the highest crime rate..."
"Hold on," Jack interrupted, "I've lived there all my life, and it is not as bad as the media says. Find a nice home, go to work, mind your own business, enroll your kids in a good school and it's as safe as anywhere in the world."
The other passenger relaxed and stopped shaking for a moment and said, "Oh, thank you. I've been worried to death, but if you live there and say it's okay, I'll take your word for it.
By the way, what do you do for a living?"
"Me?" said Jack, "I'm a tail gunner on a bread truck."
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying: "Free to good home. You want it, you
take it". For three days the fridge sat there without even one person looking twice at it.
He eventually decided that people were too un-trusting of this deal. It looked to good to be true, so he changed the sign to read: "Fridge for sale $50". The next day someone stole it.
Source: Monday Fodder
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Source: TNPC Newsletter, http://www.tnpcnewsletter.com/