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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 5, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

There are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. - Thomas A. Edison

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html


While Penny and I were walking in the park the other day, a ten-year-old boy came racing around a tree, almost running into us and said, "Dad, where's Amy?" Instantly he realized his mistake and said, "Sir, I'm sorry. I thought you were my dad. I made a mistake."

I replied, "That's OK, everybody makes mistakes!"

As he began to walk away, I noticed he had a limp as well as the features of a child with Down's syndrome. After having walked about ten yards, as an afterthought, he turned around and started retracing his steps toward us.

"My name is Billy," he said. "You both were very nice to me, can I give you a hug?"

After giving each of us a tight hug he said, "I just wanted you to know that you're my friends and I am going to be praying for you. I have to go now and find my sister, Amy. Good-bye, and God bless you!"

Tears came to both Penny's and my eyes as we watched Billy, that child with Down's syndrome, limp to the playground to play with his little sister. After Billy went down the slide, his mother came over to him and gave him a big hug. It was obvious that he was a special child to her.

We must never underestimate the impact that a hug, smile, or encouraging word may have on a person's life.

Jim Schibsted

James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988) p. 115.

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Quotes of the Day

A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor. - Ring Lardner, "How to Write Short Stories"

Anybody can win unless there happens to be a second entry. - George Ade

The lady across the hall tried to rob a department store... with a pricing gun... She said, "Give me all of the money in the vault, or I'm marking down everything in the store. - Steven Wright

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail. - Fran Lebowitz

This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop. - Alfred Hitchcock

We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know. - W. H. Auden

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. - Mark Twain

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html


"In times of trial," said the vicar to his congregation, "what brings the greatest comfort?" A small voice at the back piped up, "An acquittal."

Submitted by Gerry

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

ISLAMABAD (Reuters July 2006) - Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered an inquiry into the case of a man who spent three years in jail for a murder that never happened, a court official said Tuesday.


Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com

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