|Prior Date||Archive Index||Next Date|
WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 1, 1998
If we would know the political and moral condition of a state, we must ask what rank women hold in it. Their influence embraces the whole of life. - Albert S. Marten (CARING QUOTES, collected and edited by the brothers Val and Bill Halamandaris)
THE ART OF GETTING ALONG
Sooner or later, wise people discover that life is a mixture of good days and bad, victory and defeat, give and take.
They learn that it doesn't pay to be a sensitive soul - that they should let some things go over their heads like water off a duck's back.
They learn that whoever loses his/her temper usually loses.
They learn that all persons have burnt toast for breakfast now and then, and that they shouldn't take the other individuals grouch too seriously.
They learn that the quickest way to become unpopular is to carry tales and gossip about others.
They learn that most people are human and that it doesn't do any harm to smile and say "good morning" even if it is raining.
They learn that it doesn't matter so much who gets the credit so long as the business shows a profit.
They come to realize that the business could run along perfectly without them.
They learn that no one person ever got to first base alone and it is only through cooperative effort that we move on to better things.
They learn that their co-workers are not any harder to get along with in one place than another, and that "GETTING ALONG" depends about 98% on themselves.
- Adapted from an anonymous treatise (Shared by Carol)
THIS & THAT:
TIPS FOR MOMS & DADS Part 15 of 18
HINT #281: Good news and bad: Before you know it, they're talking.
HINT #282: Good news & bad: Before you know it they're in college.
HINT #283: Keep a first-aid kit handy.
HINT #284: You and Dad need a "Date Night".
HINT #285: Let them make their own sundaes.
HINT #286: Don't show their dates naked baby pictures.
HINT #287: Traditions are important.
HINT #288: Don't forget, each new kid is a tax deduction.
HINT #289: Teach them to love libraries.
HINT #290: Help start a stamp collection.
HINT #291: Give pennies for piggy banks.
HINT #292: Learn to love Trolls.
HINT #293: Pray for a chicken pox vaccine.
HINT #294: Don't insist on combing your daughter's hair in public.
HINT #295: Try to get some breakfast in them.
HINT #296: Ice cream still solves most problems.
HINT #297: You can't praise a kid too much.
HINT #298: Buy them a good dictionary.
HINT #299: Let them have an aquarium.
HINT #300: Shiny thing in driveway is your kid's new retainer.
[The eighteen parts of "Tips for Moms & Dads" can be found in the following issues of WITandWISDOM(tm): 2001 - #1 Mar 1, #2 Apr 2, #3 May 1, #4 Jun 1, #5 Jul 2, #6 Aug 1, #7 Sep 3, #8 Oct 1, 1998 - #9 Jan 1, #10 Feb 2, #11 Mar 2, #12 Apr 1, #13 May 1, #14 Jun 1, #15 Jul 1, #16 Aug 3, #17 Sep 1, #18 Oct 1]
Source: Dean's Humor List
A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in 9 holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him.
To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn't hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn't waste much time. Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball - and directly between his ball and the green.
After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, "You know, when I was your age I'd hit the ball right over that tree."
With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay.
The old man offered one more comment, "Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only 3 feet tall."
(Shared by Daily Humor (http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/1029/Jokes.htm)
Before the Cultural Revolution in China there were only 3-4 million Christians and today, despite the years of persecution and the fact that all the missionaries were expelled from the country in the early 1950s, there are perhaps 70 million Christians today. - Dave from Hongkong