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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 9, 1998


A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world goes out. - Unknown, Signs of the Times, March 1924 http://www.pacificpress.com

(Shared by Dale Galusha)


Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever. You can count on this. Take it to heart. - 1 Timothy 4:8-9 (The Message)

(Shared by DAILY SCRIPTURE E-mail List http://www.tagnet.org/scripture or write owner-scripture@tagnet.org)



A British family journeyed to Scotland for a summer vacation. The mother and father were looking forward to enjoying the beautiful Scottish countryside with their young son. But one day the son wandered off all by himself and got into trouble. As he walked through the woods, he came across an abandoned swimming hole, and as most boys his age do, he took off his clothes and jumped in. He was totally unprepared for what happened next. Before he had time to enjoy the pool of water, he was seized by a vicious attack of cramps. He began calling for help while fighting a losing battle with the cramps to stay afloat.

Luckily, it happened that in a nearby field a farm boy was working. When he heard the frantic cries for help, he brought the English boy to safety. The father whose son had been rescued was of course very grateful. The next day, he went to meet the youth who had saved his son's life. As the two talked, the Englishman asked the brave lad what he planned to do with his future. The boy answered, "Oh I suppose I'll be a farmer like my father." The grateful father said, "Is there something else you'd rather do?" "Oh, yes!" answered the Scottish lad. "I've always wanted to be a doctor. But we are poor people and could never afford to pay for my education." "Never mind that," said the Englishman. "You shall have your heart's desire and study medicine. Make your plans, and I'll take care of the costs." So, the Scottish lad did indeed become a doctor.

Some years later, in December of 1943, Winston Churchill became very ill with pneumonia while in North Africa. Word was sent to Sir Alexander Fleming, who had discovered the new wonder drug, penicillin, to come immediately. Flying in from England, Dr. Fleming administered his new drug to the ailing prime minister. In doing so, he saved Churchill's life for the second time. For it was the boy Winston Churchill whom Alexander Fleming had rescued from the swimming hole so many years before. From The Speakers Library of Business from A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul (c) 1996

(Shared by Shrylene Clark and ‘Have A Nice Day' E-mail list smiles@bapp.com)


The Schwine-Kitzenger Institute study of 47 men over the age of 100 showed that all had these things in common:

1. They all had moderate appetites.
2. They all came from middle class homes.
3. All but two of them were dead.

(Shared by Keith's Mostly Clean Humor & Weird List Ksullivan@worldnet.att.net)


An expanding waistline - that "spare tire" look - can be headed off by eating at least 19 servings of vegetables per week and walking four or more hours a week or jogging one to three hours per week. People who eat more than seven servings per week of beef, pork, and lamb are most likely to have abdominal weight gain. Excess abdominal fat is a strong risk factor for many major diseases. - HealthNews

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