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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 20, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning? - Coleman Cox

Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,


The following story happened many years ago . . .

I had gotten onto a bus, with a few little ones in tow. There were no seats and I had a baby in my arms, but even my kids were used to such rides, and we tried to make the best of the situation.

Suddenly a really old man reached out and offered to take the baby. I was horrified to impose on him, and said, "No, no, it's fine. We'll manage!"

But then he made a statement which resonates in my mind forever, "The baby's not just yours, he belongs to all of us, he's the future of the Jewish people!"

I handed over the precious bundle, awed by the insight. That baby is already married, thank God, with babies of his own, and I try to carry on that wonderful old gentleman's teaching, by always offering my lap or arms when I see a child who needs a place on the bus or elsewhere.

This act of kindness has become imbued with a sense of mission, for eternity: we are not only private individuals, but doing our part in fulfilling God's Divine Plan in creating this universe.

Source: A Daily Dose of Kindness, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aDailyDose/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

(Ananova 10-11-06) Police were reportedly called out to a surfing contest in Brazil after a surfing dog upstaged the competitors.

The dog became the main attraction at the event at Praia da Tiririca, part of the 2006 Surf World Championship.

The dog and his owner surfed together on the same surfboard during the intervals of the competitions, reports Terra Noticias Populares.

A police spokesperson said: "We were called to remove the pair because they were drawing more attraction than the actual competition."

The dog’s owner, Caruso Mozart Volff said he has been surfing with his dog for years.

He said: "He is great. Sometimes I think he is a better surfer than I am."

See a picture of the two:

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com


My Dad was initially aghast that my sister had ordered a buffalo burger in the restaurant where we were having dinner. But then with a smile he advised her, "Well, whatever you do, don't eat the chips."

Submitted by Lorraine

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

John Wayne was on the Top Ten Box Office List 25 times during his career, more often than any other film star in history. Between the years 1949 and 1974, there was only one year that Wayne did not appear on the list: 1956. Four times Wayne landed in the Number 1 Box Office spot - in 1950, 1951, 1954, and 1971.

Source: ArcaMax - Trivia, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44

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