|Prior Date||Archive Index||Next Date|
WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 3, 1998
The fellow who has no money is poor; the fellow who has nothing but money is poorer still. - Quips & Quotes, E. C. McKenzie
THINKING OF YOU
By Gary Thietten, Copyright (c) 1998
(Gary wrote this for his friend Gary who was diagnosed with cancer.)
We're thinking of you friend
As you deal with earthly pain
And we're praying for you often
'Cause prayers are not in vain
And may the good Lord bless
And bring you peace of heart
As you rest your faith in Him
Whom you've trusted from the start
And whether healing comes
On this earth or earth made new
Just let this be a reminder
We've enjoyed our time with you
THIS & THAT:
THE OPTIMIST AND THE NON-OPTIMIST
An optimist sees the best in the world, while a pessimist (a non-optimist) sees only the worst. An optimist finds the positive in the negative, and a pessimist can only find the negative in the positive. Let me illustrate what I mean . . .
An avid duck hunter was in the market for a new bird dog. His search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends would ever believe him. He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, a pessimist by nature, and invited him to hunt with him and his new dog.
As they waited by the shore, a flock of ducks flew by. they fired, and a duck fell. the dog responded and jumped into the water. The dog, however, did not sink but instead walked across the water to retrieve the bird, never getting more than his paws wet.
The friend saw everything but did not say a single word.
On the drive home the hunter asked his friend, "Did you notice anything unusual about my new dog?"
"I sure did," responded his friend. "He can't swim."
(Shared by Sharon Unger)
The first grade class was touring the press of the local newspaper. The huge, noisy presses captivated the children. In a quieter moment, the tour guide asked if anyone had any questions. His training didn't quite prepare him for one of the girl's innocent questions: "Why do cats and dogs fight?"
(Shared by Granny's Funnies http://members.aol.com/grannyx7/DGF.html)
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building. - Laughter Works - Newsletter