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~~~~~~~ WITandWISDOM™ - June 11, 1999
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God.
He knew it was a long trip to where God lived,
so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies
and a six-pack root beer and he started his journey.
When he had gone about 3 blocks, he met an old woman.
She was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons.
The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase.
He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he
noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her a Twinkie.
She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. Her smile
was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he
offered her a root beer. Once again she smiled at him.
The boy was delighted!
They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling,
but they never said a word.
As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and got
up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps,
he turned around, ran back to the old woman and gave her a hug.
She gave him the biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later,
his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face.
She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?"
He replied, "I had lunch with God."
Before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what?
She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"
Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home.
Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face
and he asked, "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?"
She replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God."
But before her son responded, she added,
"You know, he is much younger than I expected."
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
What if for Fun we matched song titles with Biblical Characters?
NOAH: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
ADAM AND EVE: Strangers in Paradise
LAZARUS: The Second Time Around
ESTHER: I Feel Pretty
JOB: I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues
MOSES: The Happy Wanderer
JEZEBEL: The Lady is a Tramp
SALOME: I Could Have Danced All Night
DANIEL: The Lions Sleep Tonight
JOSHUA: Good Vibrations
PETER: I'm Sorry
ESAU: Born to be Wild
SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND ABEDNEGO: Great balls Of Fire!
THE THREE KINGS: When You Wish Upon a Star
JONAH: Got a Whale of a Tale
ELIJAH: Up, Up, and Away
METHUSELAH: Stayin' Alive
MOSES: There's a Place for Us
(Willard and Hannelore Dill)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An independent trucker who was having difficulty finding his delivery location. "Take exit 20, turn right, and then take the second left," were the instructions he was given.
He took the correct exit, turned right, then took the second left and ended up back on the highway.
He tried again. The same thing happened.
He called the company, who gave him some adjusted directions. His next two attempts put him back on the highway going the opposite direction.
However, he recalled having seen a police car parked not far from the exit. So on his fifth attempt, he parked his rig, walked over to the police car and asked the officer for help.
"Don't worry," said the officer, "just wait a while. Your trucks have been coming by all morning. All you need to do is follow the next one that gets off the highway."
(E-zine: DAILY ENCOUNTER http://www.actsweb.org/encounter.htm)
The Boeing Company's mammoth 747 plant outside of Everett, WA, completed in 1969, is the largest single building on the face of the earth. It encompasses 272 million cubic feet of space. Inside, 90-foot cranes slide along 31 miles of support network, jockeying into place giant wings and fuselages for 747, 767, and 777 jumbo jets. The plant has its own fire department, police department, medical clinic, and electrical substation. It draws 140,000 visitors a year, enough to fill almost 337 747s. - Washington Journey, March/April 1999
Next time we will list Famous Adoptees. Can you think of some?