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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 2, 2000
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. - Agatha Christie
Source: Peter's Pearls, firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Author Joseph Campbell often talked about "following your bliss." I heard of a bus driver in Chicago who does just that.
He sings while he drives. That's right . . . SINGS! And I don't mean he sings softly to himself, either. He sings so that the whole bus can hear! All day long he drives and sings.
He was once interviewed on Chicago television. He said that he is not actually a bus driver. "I'm a professional singer," he asserted. "I only drive the bus to get a captive audience every single day."
His "bliss" is not driving a bus, though that may be a source of enjoyment for some people. His bliss is singing. And the supervisors at the Chicago Transit Authority are perfectly happy about the whole arrangement. You see, people line up to ride his bus. They even let other busses pass by so they can ride with the "singing bus driver." They love it!
Here is a man who believes he knows why he was put here on earth. For him, it is to make people happy. And the more he sings, the more people he makes happy! He has found a way to align his purpose in living with his occupation. By following his bliss, he is actually living the kind of life he believes he was meant to live.
Not everybody can identify a purpose in life. But when you do, and when you pursue it, you will be living the kind of life you feel you were meant to live. And chances are . . . you will be happy.
Source: Your Life Support System, email@example.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
EXCUSES FOR NOT COMING TO WORK: Part 1 of 2 [May 2 & 15]
Apparently these are the winners from a Washington Post contest for excuses to give your boss for not coming into work:
If it is all the same to you, I won't be coming in to work. The voices told me to clean all the guns today.
I set half the clocks in my house ahead an hour and the other half back an hour Saturday, and spent 18 hours in some kind of space-time continuum loop, reliving Sunday (right up until the explosion). I was able to exit the loop only by reversing the polarity of the power source exactly e'log(pi) clocks in the house while simultaneously rapping my dog on the snout with a rolled up Times. Accordingly, I will be in late, or early.
I can't come in to work today because I'll be stalking my previous boss, who fired me for not showing up for work. OK?
I have a rare case of 48-hour projectile leprosy, but I know we have that deadline to meet...
I am stuck in the blood pressure machine down at the Wal-Mart.
Yes, I seem to have contracted some attention-deficit disorder and, hey, how about them Santa Clara Broncos, huh? So, I won't be able to, yes, could I help you? No, no, I'll be sticking with Sprint, but thank you for calling.
I just found out that I was switched at birth. Legally, I shouldn't come to work knowing my employee records may now contain false information.
I am converting my calendar from Julian to Gregorian.
I am extremely sensitive to a rise in the interest rates.
I prefer to remain an enigma.
Submitted by: Heidi Webber
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Children are natural mimics - they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners."
Source: The Funnies, firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
A Web site that sells satellite imagery is offering Russian satellite photos of Nevada's infamous "Area 51."
TerraServer.com Chairman and founder John Hoffman says the high-resolution imagery was taken March 15, 1998, by the Kometa satellite. It includes views of Nellis Air Force Base and the Nevada Proving Grounds, including what's commonly referred to as "Area 51." The highly restricted area is rumored to be the site of the study and testing of captured UFOs.
Hoffman says he bought the pictures from the Russian government. Visitors to the Web site can view the photos, which Hoffman says have not been retouched. The images are also available for purchase. http://www.terraserver.com
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