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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 14, 1998
Self-Esteem is the reputation we acquire within ourselves. - Nathaniel Branden
(Shared by MakeMyDayfirstname.lastname@example.org)
My Mom's pastor in Tennessee remembers a girl whose parents sent her to church each Sunday, but they never attended. The town knew of the wild parties this couple threw at their home on Saturday nights. A lot of inappropriate behavior took place there. Then, each Sunday morning, the little girl sat in church alone.
One Sunday, the pastor looked over the congregation and saw the little girl with her parents! They later explained that a Saturday night party became too riotous, and the noise woke their daughter. She was coming down the stairs when she saw the eating and drinking and said, 'Oh, may I say the prayer? God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food. Amen.' Goodnight, everybody." She went upstairs, but within minutes, uncomfortable guests began to say, "It's getting late. We really ought to be going." The couple looked at each other and asked, 'Where do we think we are going?" God had built a highway to this couple, as He promised in Isaiah 40, and He built it through their daughter.
(Shared by Evelyn Hall http://www.nevia.net/~wchall/)
THIS & THAT:
NOT-QUITE FAMOUS INTERVIEW LINES . . .
JULIUS CAESAR: My last job involved a lot of office politics and back stabbing. I'd like to get away from all that.
JESSE JAMES: I can list among my experience and skills: leadership, extensive travel, logistical organization, intimate understanding of firearms, and a knowledge of security measures at numerous banks.
MARIE ANTOINETTE: My management style has been criticized, but I'd like to think of my self as a people person.
JOSEPH GUILLOTINE: I can give your company a head start on the competition.
HAMLET: My position was eliminated in a hostile takeover.
LUCRETIA BORGIA: My greatest accomplishment? After I took over the department, our competition just seemed to drop out of sight one by one.
PANDORA: I can bring a lot to your company. I like discovering new things.
GENGHIS KHAN: My primary talent is downsizing. On my last job I downsized my staff, my organization, and the populations of several countries.
MACBETH: Would I go after my boss's job? Do I look like the kind of guy who would knock off his boss for a promotion.
LADY GODIVA: What do you mean this isn't business casual?
(Shared by Frank Morris' "Be Thankful It's Monday" email@example.com)
A big city lawyer was called in on a case between a farmer and a large railroad company. A farmer noticed that his prize cow was missing from the field through which the railroad passed. He filed suit against the railroad company for the value of the cow. The case was to be tried before the justice of the peace in the back room of the general store. The attorney immediately cornered the farmer and tried to get him to settle out of court. The lawyer did his best selling job, and the farmer finally agreed to take half of what he was claiming to settle the case. After the farmer signed the release and took the check, the young lawyer couldn't help but gloat a little over his success. He said to the farmer, "You know, I hate to tell you this but I put one over on you in there. I couldn't have won the case. The engineer was asleep and the fireman was in the caboose when the train went through your farm that morning. I didn't have one witness to put on the stand." The old farmer replied "Well, I'll tell you, young feller, I was a little worried about winning that case myself because that durned cow came home this morning!"
(Shared by Daily Humor (http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/1029/Jokes.htm)
Author John Toland who received the Pulitzer Prize for his book, "The Rising Sun," is a person who knows the power of persistence. Even though he now has an imposing record of successes, he had an ever more impressive record of failures as a writer.
From the time he started writing he wrote six novels and 25 plays - none of which were published! Undeterred, he kept diligently writing for 20-some years before he tasted success. He went on to write such best-sellers as "Adolph Hitler, The Last 100 Days," "Battle: The Story of the Bulge," and "But Not in Shame."
(Shared by Daily Encounter http://www.actsweb.org/daily )