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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 23, 1998
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter. - Rachel Carson
Truth isn't something you have - like a commodity. It is something you live. No one can honestly say "I have the truth" and be a pain in the neck. You don't have it until you're living it. - Pastor Terry Pooler
THIS & THAT:
Hopefully, they were playing a hand of poker, waiting for the anesthesia to work, but the last thing I remember before my last operation was my surgeon saying, "Alright, who can open."
Two little boys were discussing their hospital experiences. The older one asked "Are you medical or surgical?" The other little boy said, "I don't know. How can you tell?" "Well," replied the more savvy of the two, "were you sick when you were admitted, or did they make you sick after you got here?"
One of the nicest and most sincere cards I got when I was in the hospital was one that simply said "Get well Quick". It was from Blue Cross and Blue Shield, my medical insurer.
One doctor to another in hospital corridor: "I usually take two aspirin every four or five patients."
The doctor was trying to encourage a gloomy patient. "You're not in any real danger." he said. "Why I've had the same thing myself." "I see." moaned the dour faced man. "But did you have the same doctor?"
Overheard from another room, where there was a seven year old boy receiving his medicine from a Nurse: "Johnny, we prefer to call this medication rather than a 'fix'."
Patient to Nurse: "No, I don't feel listless. In fact, if I felt that good, I wouldn't even be here."
(Shared by Granny's Funnies http://members.aol.com/grannyx7/DGF.html)
A boy from New York was being led through the swamps of Florida. "Is it true," he asked, "that an alligator won't attack you if you carry a flashlight?" "That depends," replied the guide, "on how fast you carry the flashlight."
(Shared by Kitty's Daily Mews http://www.katscratch.com)
We know that people cause change, and every year we're adding about 88 million more humans to the earth's population. That's like adding a country with more people than Germany every single year. Each month we grow by as much as a Bolivia, or a New York City. If you were born before 1950, you might be interested in knowing that the headcount of Planet Earth has doubled during your lifetime. - Price Pritchett, "MindShift"
(Shared by Elisa Wimer)