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WIT & WISDOM - September 21, 1998

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures. - Charles Noble [1]


A few years ago at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash. At the gun they
all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with the relish to run the race to the finish and win.
All, that is, except one boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and paused. Then
they all turned around and went back. Every one of them. One girl with Down's syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, "This will make it better." Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for 10 minutes. - Author Unknown, from A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Copyright 1996 by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen [2]

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


First God created the dog.

Next, God created man to serve the dog.

Then, God created all the animals of the earth to serve as potential food for the dog.

Next, God created honest toil so that man could labor for the good of the dog.

After that, God created the tennis ball so that the dog might or might not retrieve it.

Then, God created veterinary science to keep the dog healthy and the man broke.

And last, God tried to rest, but He had to walk the dog. [3]


Upon entering the little country store, the stranger noticed a sign saying; DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG! posted on the glass door. Inside he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor besides the cash register.

He asked the store manager, "Is THAT the dog folks are supposed to beware of?"

"Yep, that's him," he replied.

The stranger couldn't help but be amused. "That certainly doesn't look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?"

"Because"; the owner replied, "before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him." [4]

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

"That rainbow song's no good. Take it out." - MGM memo after first showing of The Wizard Of Oz.

"Forget it. No Civil War picture ever made a nickel." - MGM executive, advising against investing in Gone With The Wind.

"Can't act. Can't sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." - A film company's verdict on Fred Astaire's 1928 screen test. [5]


[1] (Inspiration a Day! jhinds@technologist.com)
[2] (Chicken Soup for the Soul http://www.soupserver.com/)
[3] (Just 4 Laughs! Http://www.GeoCities.com/Hollywood/Set/6993)
[4] (Andychap via Bill's Punch Line tcmrtalk@airmail.net)
[5] (Just 4 Laughs! Http://www.GeoCities.com/Hollywood/Set/6993)

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