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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 2, 1998
The real job of every moral teacher is to keep bringing us back, time after time, to the old simple principles which we are all so anxious not to see. - C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Source: 4 THOUGHTS of the week, http://www.netastic.com/4tow/4tow.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
How lovely are the faces
Of those who talk with God...
Lit with an inner sureness
Of the path their feet have trod;
How gentle is the manner
Of those who walk with Him!
No strength can overcome them,
And no cloud their courage dim.
Keen are the hands and feet, ah yes,
Of those who wait His will,
And clear as crystal mirrors
Are the hearts His Love can fill.
Some lives are drear with doubt and fear
While others merely plod;
But, lovely faces mark the ones
Who walk and talk with God.
- Author Unknown
(Shared by Allen J. Zembik via Sharon Unger)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
TIPS FOR MOMS & DADS Part 10 of 18
HINT #181: Tell your daughter she CAN be a fire fighter.
HINT #182: Host a slumber party.
HINT #183: Don't hover.
HINT #184: Childhood doesn't go as fast as they say.
HINT #185: Don't make your twelve-year-old shop for underwear.
HINT #186: Take snapshots on the first day of school.
HINT #187: Help carve a pumpkin.
HINT #188: Sail paper airplanes.
HINT #189: Teach them to whistle.
HINT #190: Volunteer for class trips.
HINT #191: Join the PTA.
HINT #192: Don't panic.
HINT #193: Hunt for four-leaf clovers.
HINT #194: Befriend other mothers.
HINT #195: Don't let kids record answering machine messages.
HINT #196: Scotch guard everything.
HINT #197: There's a little Martha Stewart in all of us.
HINT #198: Never use the check-out with the candy display.
HINT #199: All car trip diversions last three minutes.
HINT #200: Snowsuits induce the desire to go to the bathroom.
[The eighteen parts of "Tips for Moms & Dads" can be found in the following issues of WITandWISDOM(tm): 2001 - #1 Mar 1, #2 Apr 2, #3 May 1, #4 Jun 1, #5 Jul 2, #6 Aug 1, #7 Sep 3, #8 Oct 1, 1998 - #9 Jan 1, #10 Feb 2, #11 Mar 2, #12 Apr 1, #13 May 1, #14 Jun 1, #15 Jul 1, #16 Aug 3, #17 Sep 1, #18 Oct 1]
Source: Dean's Humor List
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy, which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, give a smile, and a "Thanks for flying XYZ airline." He said that in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment, but no one seemed annoyed. Finally everyone had gotten off except for one little old lady walking with a cane. She approached and asked, conspiratorially, "Sonny, mind if I ask you a question?" "Why no Ma'am, what is it?" "Did we land or were we shot down?"
(Shared by Martin Lee)
In many ancient religions the mistletoe was regarded as a sacred plant. The Druids believed that a sprig of mistletoe fastened above a doorway would ward off all sorts of ills, such as witchcraft, disease, bad luck and fire. In addition, it would enhance the hospitality -- and fertility -- of the household. Hence the English Christmas custom of kissing under the mistletoe.
Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts"
Shared by Fun Fact http://www.dreamsville.com/CSN/Wardo/fact.html