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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 14, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Tell them and they will forget. Show them and they will remember. Involve them and they will learn." - Chinese proverb

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- Author Unknown

I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold.
He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black,
And all your joys in the gold."

I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
Both my joys and sorrows I store.
But though the gold became heavier each day
The black was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the black
I wanted to find out why,
And I saw, in the base of the box,
a hole which my sorrows had fallen out by.

I showed the hole to God, and mused aloud,
"I wonder where my sorrows could be."
He smiled a gentle smile at me.
"My child, they're all here with me."

I asked, "God, why give me the boxes,
Why the gold, and the black with the hole?"
"My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
the black is for you to let go."

(Opal Singer)

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


To the optimist, the glass is half full.

To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.

To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

To the idealist, the glass should be full.

The ecologist would say, "Save the Water!"

The anarchist would say, "Break the glass!"

The capitalist would say, "Let's sell this glass."

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As my wife and I were sitting on the front porch, our oldest daughter, Amy, came out of the house looking discouraged. It seems all her classmates knew their life's calling, but she didn't have a clue as to her own. "I don't know where to go to college," she moaned. "And even if I did, my grades probably aren't good enough."

Her mother and I were searching for the right words of reassurance when Amy suddenly smiled. "I know," she said, "I'm having a pre-life crisis!"

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The State of Nevada first legalized gambling in 1931. At that same time, the Hoover Dam was being built and the federal government did not want its workers (who earned 50 cents an hour) to be involved with such diversions, so they built the town of Boulder City to house the dam workers. To this day, Boulder City is the only city in Nevada where gambling is illegal. Hoover Dam is 726 feet tall and 660 feet thick at its base. Enough rock was excavated in its construction to build the Great Wall of China. Contrary to old wives' tales, no workers were buried in the dam's cement. --from www.uselessknowledge.com

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