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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 5, 2000
The truth will set you free . . . but first it may make you miserable.
(E-zine: TERESA'S JOKERS http://www.eGroups.com/list/jo-jokers/ )
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Persons are the gifts of God to me! They are already wrapped, some beautifully and others less attractively. Some have been mishandled in the mail; others come "Special Delivery." Some are loosely wrapped; others very tightly closed. But the wrapping is NOT the gift, and this is an important realization. It is so easy to make a mistake in this regard. To judge the contents by the cover. Sometimes the gift is opened very easily; sometimes the help of others is needed. MAYBE, it is because they are afraid. It could be that they were once opened and then discarded... Maybe they have been hurt before and don't want to be hurt again. They may now feel more like "things" than human persons.
I am a person; like everyone else I too am a gift. God filled me with a goodness that is only mine. And yet, sometimes I am afraid to look inside my wrapping. Maybe I am afraid I would be disappointed, and maybe I don't trust my own contents. OR, it may be that I have never really accepted the GIFT THAT I AM. Every meeting and sharing of persons is an exchange of gifts.
My gift is Me; Your gift is You. WE ARE GIFTS TO EACH OTHER.
- Author Unknown
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
FAMOUS AMERICAN FIBS?
The check is in the mail.
I'll start my diet tomorrow.
We service what we sell.
Give me your number and the doctor will call you right back.
Money cheerfully refunded.
One size fits all.
This offer limited to the first 100 people who call in.
Your luggage isn't lost, it's only misplaced.
Leave your resume and we'll keep it on file.
This hurts me more than it hurts you.
I just need five minutes of your time.
Your table will be ready in a few minutes.
Open wide, it won't hurt a bit.
Let's have lunch sometime.
It's not the money, it's the principle.
- Bits & Pieces, December 9, 1993
(Magazine: BITS & PIECES http://www.epinc.com/ )
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
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(Dan Weaver via E-zine: MONDAY FODDER Mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder)
I'm always amused when I watch the loons lift into flight off Piatt Lake in Michigan's upper peninsula. They half-run, half-flap across the water for hundreds of feet before getting enough speed to lift into the air. I wondered why until I learned that unlike most birds, loons have solid bones. Their added weight makes it difficult for them to get airborne.
I also learned that loons are clumsy on land because their legs are set farther back on their bodies than other birds. Walking is so difficult that many loons simply scoot across land to their nesting places. But these disadvantages, heavy bones, legs set far back, are also tremendous advantages. Because of their weight and leg placement, loons can dive deeper, farther, and faster. This is essential for catching fish and escaping predators.
- Author Unknown
(Jackie L Clark via Heather Eick)