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WITandWISDOM(tm) – November 7, 2007
Compassion calls for appreciating not only what comforts us, but what pierces us. It’s why the sweetest people are often those who have been most wounded by life. They know what it feels like and almost can’t help but care. – Marc Ian Barasch
From Field Notes On The Compassionate Life: A Search For The Soul Of Kindness, http://isbn.nu/9781579547110
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In a publication called The Cross and the Flag, the power of integrity's legacy was chronicled in the lives of two men.
One was Max Jukes, who lived in New York State. He was an unbeliever. Jukes had 1,029 known descendants, of whom 300 died prematurely. Of those who survived, 100 were sent to prison for an average of 13 years each; 190 were prostitutes; and 100 were alcoholics. Over the years, the Jukes family cost the state $1.2 million and made no contribution to society.
The second man, Jonathan Edwards, lived in New England at about the same time as Max Jukes. He believed in God and became a prominent Christian minister. Edwards had 729 known descendants. Three hundred became preachers; 65 were college professors; 13 were college or university presidents; 60 became authors; three were elected to congress; and one became a vice president of the United States.
Integrity cannot be faked; the future will bring it to light. The most vital issue for any person to settle is this one: "What is my level of integrity?"
The answer to that single question will shape a person’s legacy for generations to come.
By Stan Toler who is a pastor, author and leadership consultant, http://www.stantoler.com
Source: Leader Links, http://www.leaderlinks.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Quotes by Babe Ruth
"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."
"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."
"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run."
"I know, but I had a better year than Hoover."
-- Reported reply when a reporter objected that the salary Ruth was demanding ($80,000) was more than that of President Herbert Hoover's ($75,000).
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I purchased a new desktop-publishing program that surprised me by containing a make-a-paper-airplane option. I decided to give it a try. After I selected the plane I wanted, the software gave me a choice of accessories available for my plane, including a stick- up-tail, adjustable flaps and an AM/FM radio. Out of curiosity I chose the AM/FM radio. The program responded with a message box stating: "Come on, be serious. These are just paper airplanes."
Submitted by Marty
From: Mark Mail, by Mark Raymond
So where are you and your children most likely to pick up bacteria-filled germs? Go ahead and take a guess. I'll wait.
Did you say at school?
Somewhere in the home?
Yes! But where?
The folks at Reckitt Benckiser - the company that manufactures Lysol® - funded a study to see where the most germs were. The winner?
Your toilet bowl. By a long shot. There are 3.2 “million” bacteria per square inch in the average toilet. And every time you flush that thing with the lid open, you're spewing those germs into the air and onto other surfaces ... which most likely include your toothbrush, by the way.
The next worst place was your kitchen drain, with almost 568,000 bacteria per square inch. Then the sponge or cloth you use to wipe down your counters, tables, and other kitchen and dining room surfaces. Your computer keyboard and mouse, interestingly enough, are almost clean enough to eat off of, germ-wise, according to the study.
The CDC says wash your hands often and mix in a bit of bleach with your rinse water to keep those surfaces sanitized (or use a commercial sanitizer).
From: Top Spots for Bacteria at Home
Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/