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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 4, 2000
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say. - Abraham Lincoln
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
JUST FOR TODAY
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. . . smile at a stranger
. . . listen to someone's heart
. . . drop a coin where a child can find it
. . . learn something new,
then teach it to someone
. . . tell someone you're thinking of them
. . . hug a loved one
. . . don't hold a grudge
. . . don't be afraid to say "I'm sorry"
. . . look a child in the eye and tell them
how great they are
. . . look beyond the face of a person
into their heart
. . . make a promise, and keep it
. . . call someone, for no other reason
than to just say "hi"
. . . show kindness to an animal
. . . stand up for what you believe in
. . . smell the rain, feel the breeze,
listen to the wind
. . . use all your senses to their fullest
. . . cherish all your TODAYS
Submitted by: Carol Blum
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Okay, you've heard of Murphy's famous Law:
Everything that can go wrong will go wrong.
There are many other related Laws, as well.
Here are some:
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.
- Lorenz's Law of Mechanical Repair
Identical parts aren't.
- Beach's Law
Any tool, when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner.
- Anthony's Law of the Workshop
If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
- Lowery's Law
The solution to a problem changes the problem.
- Peer's Law
There is no mechanical problem so difficult that it cannot be solved by brute strength and ignorance.
- William's Law
Machines should work. People should think.
- IBM's Pollyanna Principle
The most ineffective workers will be systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage - management.
- The Dilbert Principle
The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.
- Ehrlich's Law
It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize that you are in a hurry.
- Ralph's Observation
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire.
- Cannon's Comment
Thinly sliced cabbage.
- Cole's Law
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An Army private filling out a questionnaire for a correspondence course was stymied by the question, "How long has your present employer been in business?"
He thought for a moment, then wrote, "Since 1776."
Source: Teresa's Jokers, jo-jokers- email@example.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Karl Barth, famous though controversial, contemporary Swiss theologian, was a great thinker, a prolific writer, and a professor at several European universities.
On one occasion he was confronted by a reporter who wanted a brief summary of his twelve thick volumes on church dogmatics. Barth could have given a profound intellectual reply, but didn't. Quoting from the popular child's hymn, he simply said, "Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so."
Source: Daily Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm via http://www.witandwisdom.org