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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 28, 2000
"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there." - Norman Vincent Peale
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A grandmother and a little girl whose face was sprinkled with bright red freckles spent the day at the zoo. The children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws. "You've got so many freckles, there's no place to paint!" a boy in the line cried.
Embarrassed, the little girl dropped her head. Her grandmother knelt down next to her. "I love your freckles," she said. "Not me," the girl replied. "Well, when I was a little girl I always wanted freckles" she said, tracing her finger across the child's cheek. "Freckles are beautiful!"
The girl looked up. "Really?" "Of course," said the grandmother. "Why, just name me one thing that's prettier than freckles."
The little girl peered into the old woman's smiling face. "Wrinkles," she answered softly.
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THINGS CHILDREN SAY & DO:
A mom in Virginia was talking with her four year old son, Brent. He asked her why all their relatives from Wisconsin "talk funny" and sound like their noses are plugged up.
"They have a different accent," she explained. "Everybody talks in different ways. To them, we sound like we talk very slow, and all our words are d-r-a-w-n out."
His eyes got big, and he whispered seriously, "You mean they hear funny, too?"
Gretchen Patti via Source: Bill's Punch Line, bills- firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
When the Jones family moved into their new house, a visiting relative asked five-year-old Sammy how he liked the new place.
"It's terrific," he said. "I have my own room, Mike has his own room, and Jamie has her own room. But poor mom is still in with dad."
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My 5-year-old daughter had recently been a flower girl at my best friend's wedding. The ceremony had made quite an impression on her, and she played "wedding" with her friends for several weeks after. One day when the neighbor children, 5-year-old Robbie and 4-year-old Junie, were over, I overheard my daughter in the role of minister performing the marriage vows. I chuckled for days at her question to Robbie: "Do you, Robbie, take Junie to be your awful wedded wife?"
"Yes," replied Robbie without blinking an eye.
By Marguerite Nermg, Calgary, Alberta via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Bryant, a youngster about four years old, loved having ice cream after dinner every evening. He would sit on his mother's lap and have a small bowl for dessert. Unfortunately, he developed the habit of licking the bowl afterwards to "make sure he got it all". This went on for a while, much to his mother's chagrin.
Finally, trying to tactfully hint that it was not such a great idea, she said, "You know, when I was your age, my mother said that licking my dish was a VERY impolite thing to do."
Bryant thought a minute, and then responded, "Well you can do it now if you like, because I don't mind at ALL!
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
After the birth of their child, an Episcopal priest, wearing his clerical collar, visited his wife in the hospital. He greeted her with a hug and a kiss, and gave her another hug and kiss when he left. Later, the wife's roommate commented: "Your pastor is sure friendlier than mine."
From: More Holy Humor
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What lake has the most islands? . . .
Lake of the Woods, located at the corners of Ontario, Minnesota, and Manitoba, contains an estimated 14,000 islands, more than any other lake on Earth. It is also one of the most irregularly shaped lakes, with an estimated 65,000 miles (105,000 km) of shoreline.
Throughout the region there are pictographs (rock art) from the Cree tribe, made about 500 years ago. The first white man to see the lake was the French explorer Jacques De Noyon in 1688.
Lake of the Woods satellite picture:
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