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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 3, 1998
A helping word to one in trouble is like a switch in a railroad track . . . an inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity. - Henry Ward Beecher (Shared by INSPIRE http://www.infoadvn.com/inspire/)
"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." - King Solomon (Proverbs 25:11)
When President Gerald Ford was in office, he was on one occasion visited in the White House by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. When the Ford's son, Jack, was dressing for a formal dinner with the queen and prince, he couldn't find the studs for his shirt so he rushed into his father's bedroom to see if he could borrow some.
He ran into the elevator with his shirt unbuttoned and hanging out and his hair disheveled - too late to discover that somebody else was already in the elevator. It was his parents with their guests, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Mrs. Ford, feeling awkward, introduced Jack to their distinguished visitors. Sensing Mrs. Ford's embarrassment, the queen remarked sympathetically, "I have one just like that!"
Tact and kindness are great gifts to use every day. And indeed, "A word A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver."
P.S. I used to have one at home something like that. In time, I learned to keep his door closed and my mouth shut! Sometimes it's what we don't say can say the most of all too!
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, help me to guard my tongue and learn to say the right thing at the right time for the right reason in the right way. Help me, too, to know when to keep my mouth shut."
Source: Daily Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
THIS & THAT:
A couple of opposing candidates for county office happened to be sitting next to each other in the local diner. One turned to the other and said, "You know why I'm going to win this election?
Because of my 'personal touch.' For example, I always tip waitresses really well and then ask them to vote for me."
"Oh, really?" replied the other. "I always tip them a nickel and ask them to vote for you."
(Shared by Randy via Laugh-A-Lot! laughalot- firstname.lastname@example.org)
Female jacana birds have been known to lay up to 120 eggs in a single breeding season. Unlike the males of other bird species, male jacanas incubate the eggs and raise the chicks without any help from their partners. This allows the females to lay many clutches (groups of eggs), which are then cared for by different males. Some female jacanas have been known to lay up to thirty clutches, each containing about four eggs.
To learn more about jacana birds, visit http://www.jacana.demon.co.uk/jacana/jacr1.htm.
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