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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 3, 1998
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle, and a victory. - Jacob M. Braude
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Perhaps it was because he lived in such poverty as he was growing up. That's my guess, anyway, as to why as an adult he took so much pleasure in always carrying a $100 bill in the back of his wallet. A hundred dollars is a lot of money even now, but it was really a bundle back in the 1950's when he had this long-remembered conversation.
She had not meant to complain, but Dad saw the worry etched on her face, and he could not help asking her about it. The story spilled out. Things were tough with all those growing tummies to fill, and her husband was having difficulty finding work. "If only we had $100," she sighed, knowing nothing of what Dad carried in his wallet. "We could get a decent rental in town, where my husband could get a better job. I know things would turn around for us - if we just had $100."
"Here you are," he answered matter-of-factly, as he held out to her his $100 bill. Their eyes met. Hers were searching his to see if he could possibly be serious. His were searching hers for the signal that she would accept it. They both knew that she had not earned it and that she might never be able to repay it. But they also knew that what she said was true - she needed it. She saw in his eyes a warm and generous heart. He saw in hers the flicker of hope and then the flame of joyful gratitude as she smiled and reached out her hand.
The money got them into a wonderful rental in town, where her husband was able to find a much better job. He did well, later worked himself into his own business, and eventually became a millionaire. - Cheri Horning Corder
>~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Just imagine if the following people got married...
If Yoko Ono had married Sonny Bono, she'd be Yoko Ono Bono.
If Dolly Parton married Salvador Dali, she'd be Dolly Dali.
If Bo Derek married Don Ho, she'd be Bo Ho.
If Oprah Winfrey married Depak Chopra, she'd be Oprah Chopra.
If Olivia Newton-John married Wayne Newton, then divorced him to marry Elton John, she'd be Olivia Newton-John Newton John.
If Sondra Locke married Elliott Ness, then divorced him to marry Herman Munster, she'd become Sondra Locke Ness Monster.
If Bea Arthur married Sting, she'd be Bea Sting.
If Ivana Trump married, in succession, Orson Bean (actor), King Oscar (of Norway), Louis B. Mayer (of MGM), and Norbert Wiener (mathematician), she would then be Ivana Bean Oscar Mayer Wiener.
If Snoop Doggy Dogg married Winnie the Pooh, he'd be Snoop Doggy Dogg Pooh.
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>~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
After the church service one week a young couple and their small son were invited to a member's home for dinner. The church members were vegetarian. While in the kitchen preparing the food, the host explained to the young mother that the entree was gluten steak. The little boy, who had been nearby listening, went running into the living room shouting, "Daddy! Daddy! They shot a gluten!" - Phyllis Shoop
Many years ago during a worship service a small boy tugged on the sleeve of an usher who was taking up the offering. The lad whispered, "Please put the offering plate on the floor." The usher thought it a bit crazy but, noticing his earnestness, complied. Stepping onto the plate, the boy said, "I give my whole life to You, Lord." The boy was Robert Moffat, who became a great missionary to Africa.
Source: Sure As The Dawn, by Donald E. and Vesta W. Mansell, Copyright (c) 1993 by Review & Herald Publishing Association, ISBN: 0828007233, http://isbn.nu/0828007233/price