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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 18, 2006
Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid. - Harlan Miller
Source: Beliefnet Presents, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
When my son Scott was a senior in high school, he used to cause problems by parking his truck in the driveway. Nobody could get in or out because his truck was big enough to go to war. I always told him to park it out in the street.
One day I came home to find he'd not only blocked the driveway with his truck but had gone away and taken his keys with him. I was furious. Three hours later he showed up, and I was waiting for him. I stormed out of the house and let him have it. I didn't leave him in doubt about what he'd done wrong and how I felt about it.
As I was walking back to the house, Scott raced after me. He followed me into the kitchen. "Dad?," he said, "You forgot the last part of the reprimand--you know, the part about 'You're a good kid, I love you, and this is so unlike you?'"
I cracked up laughing. We hugged. Scott never left his truck in the driveway again. And I got better at reaffirming at the end of a reprimand.
From: "Everyone's a Coach" by Don Shula and Ken Blanchard. Zondervan, 1995
Source: SermonCentral Weekly Newsletter,
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
You might be a nurse if...
You avoid unhealthy looking peoples in the mall for fear that they'll drop near you and you'll have to do CPR on your day off.
You've had a patient with a nose ring, a brow ring and twelve earrings say, "I'm afraid of shots."
You've ever bet on someone's blood alcohol level.
You believe every waiting room should have a Valium salt lick.
You have your weekends off planned a year in advance.
You have ever had a patient control his seizures when offered food.
You know it's a full moon without having to look at the sky.
Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
At Navy Flight School in Pensacola, Fla., we had "attention to detail" hammered into our heads. One instructor in particular preached this virtue. As we walked out to check an airplane, he told me my reputation as an aviator would depend on my "attention to detail." First he showed me how to identify our plane; then he conducted a meticulous preflight scrutiny, inspecting every nook and cranny. Just as he finished and we were strapping in, another instructor with a student in tow walked up to us. "Fellas," he said, "that was awfully nice of you to preflight our aircraft. Your plane is in the next flight line."
Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Lt. Michael Stewart
Source: America In Uniform, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp
Worker flicks wrong switch, costs Nova $11 million
June 22, 2006 08:26 AM ET
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A worker accidentally tripping a shut-off switch at a major Ontario plastics plant will cost Nova Chemicals Corp. $11 million in lost profit, the company said on Wednesday, because it won't be able to fulfill some contracts because of the blunder.
Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com