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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 5, 1998
Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, "I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction." - Tyron Edwards (1809- 1894)
Source: Caring Quotes, Collected and edited by the brothers Val and Bill Halamandaris, copyright (c) 1994
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
HELP ME GROW
By Helene Rothschild, (c) 1993 Sedone, Az.
Please be consistent with me,
Then I can trust your words and actions.
Comfort me when I'm scared, hurt or sad,
Then I'll know that I'm okay
Even when I'm not feeling strong or happy.
Take responsibility for all your feedings and actions,
Then I also won't blame others
And I'll take responsibility for my life.
Communicate what you feel hurt or frightened about,
when you're angry with me,
Then I'll feel I'm a good person and
I'll learn how to constructively deal with my feelings.
Tell me clearly and specifically what you want,
Then I can hear you and I'll also know how
To communicate my needs in a positive way.
Express to me that I'm Okay even when my words or
behavior may not be,
Then I can learn from my mistakes and have high self-esteem.
Balance your life between work and play,
Then I can believe that I can grow up,
Be responsible and have fun.
Remember what you wanted when you were my age,
Then you'll better understand my needs and interests.
Understand and accept me.
I may be different from you and I'm Okay.
Treat me as an individual,
Then I'll know that I can be my unique self.
Hug me and tell me that you care about me,
Then I'll feel loveable and I'll express care to others.
Thank you for hearing me - I love you!
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The following are actual quotes from Texas politicians?
Texas Rep. Joe Salem speaking on an amendment requiring all revenues to go into the state treasury: "It just makes good sense to put all your eggs in one basket."
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower: "Ain't nothin' in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos."
Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis to a group of handicapped people in wheelchairs: "And now, will y'all stand and be recognized?"
A. C. Greene: "Dallas salutes a person who can buy a piece of art, but not a person who can create one."
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower when told that Texas Governor Bill Clements had been studying Spanish: "Oh good. Now he'll be bi-ignorant."
Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis defending himself against the charge that he would personally profit from a bill he had introduced: "I'd just make a little bit of money, I wouldn't make a whole lot."
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower discussing President George Bush's policies: "If ignorance ever goes to $40 a barrel, I want drillin' rights on that man's head."
Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis during a budget hearing: "I move we recess to go outside and throw up."
Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis: "There's a lot of uncertainty that's not clear in my mind."
Don Rottenberg: "There are still places where people think that the function of the media is to provide information."
Source: Good, Clean Funnies via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
This elderly couple was having trouble with forgetfulness, so they went to their doctor. He said, "Why don't you try writing down everything so you'll remember." So one evening, Grandma asked Grandpa if he'd like some ice cream. "Sure, that's sounds good, but you'd better write it down." "No," Grandma said. "I can remember that. Would you like chocolate syrup on top?" "Yes, but you'd better write it down." "I can remember that. How about some nuts on top, too?" "OK, but I think you'd really better write it all down." "No, I can remember." So she went into the kitchen and she was in there a long time. Finally, Grandpa went in and asked her what was taking so long. "I made you bacon and eggs," Grandma said. "I told you to write it down!" Grandpa said. "I wanted toast, too!"
Submitted by Sharon Unger
The Aztecs restricted the smelling of certain flowers to the upper classes.
Source: The Oregonian, Steamin' Heap o' Facts, Copyright (c), http://www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/obuffer.ssf
Submitted by: Barbara Henry