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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 7, 1999
If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook. - Les Giblin
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Rachel and Jim owned a commercial building, half of which Jim used for his dental practice. For fifteen years, they had experienced no difficulty in renting out the other half. They counted on the extra income to pay their bill. Then they lost their renter. A real estate agent told them, "Forget about advertising for awhile. Absolutely nobody is renting."
To ease her financial worries, Rachel started swimming laps at her local YMCA pool. One day when she was feeling especially anxious, she decided to pray as she swam, using the alphabet to keep track of the number of laps. She focused on adjectives to describe God, starting with the letter A. "You are the almighty God," she prayed on lap one. "A benevolent God, a beautiful God," she prayed on the next lap, and then, "You are a caring, creative, can-do God." By the time she had completed 26 laps, an hour had passed and her fears were gone. She knew God would provide.
A short time later, a physical therapist called to say she had seen the "For Rent" sign in the window and asked to see the office. It was what she wanted. So, she and her partner rented the space. Rachel still prays while swimming laps. "After all," she says, "I've discovered God's goodness stretches from A to Z!"
Source: God's Little Devotional Book, Copyright (c) 1995 by Honor Books, Inc. Via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THE LOST DR. SEUSS BOOK
- Author Unknown
I love my Job, I love the Pay!
I love it more and more each day.
I love my Boss; he's the best!
I love his boss and all the rest.
I love my Office and its location -
I hate to have to go on vacation.
I love my furniture, drab and gray,
and the paper that piles up every day!
I love my chair in my padded Cell!
There's nothing else I love so well.
I love to work among my Peers -
I love their leers and jeers and sneers.
I love my Computer and all its Software;
I hug it often though it doesn't care...
I love each Program and every File,
I try to understand once in a while!!
I'm happy to be here, I am I am;
I'm the happiest Slave of my uncle Sam.
I love this Work: I love these Chores.
I love the Meetings with deadly Bores.
I love my Job - I'll say it again -
I even love these friendly Men -
These men who've come to visit today
In lovely white coats to take me away!!!
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"Two friends were discussing a couple of workmen who were carrying signs. One sign read, "The world is about to end!" The other, "The world will never end." One of the friends said to the other, "One's a pessimist and one's and optimist. But I'm not sure which is which!" - By Herbert E. Douglass, Signs of the Times, July 1979
(Dale Galusha http://www.pacificpress.com/signs )
Here's an interesting site for anyone wanting to learn sign language! It's an interactive American Sign Language Dictionary with video clips of people actually signing . . . so you can learn to sign correctly! Anyway, I thought it was pretty neat! http://www.masterstech-home.com/ASLDict.html - Patty Patterson
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