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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 25, 2000
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." - Henry Drummond, 1851-1897
Source: Ancestry Daily News, Copyright (c) 2000, www.ancestry.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
SOME THINGS TO SAY TO CHILDREN Part 2 of 2 [Aug 15 & 25]
(If it comes from your heart.)
11. I can wait. We have time. You don't have to hurry this time.
12. What would you like to do? It's your turn to pick. You have great ideas. It's important to follow your special interests.
13. Tell me about it. I'd like to hear more. And then what happened? I'll listen.
14. I'm right here. I won't leave without saying good-bye. I am watching you. I am listening to you.
15. Please and Thank You. These are important words. If I forget to use them, will you remind me?
16. I missed you. I think about you when we are not together!
17. Just try. A little bit. One taste, one step. You might like it. Let's see. I'll help you if you need it. I think you can do it.
18. I'll help you. I heard you call me, here I am. How can I help you? If we both work together, we can get this done. I know you can do it by yourself, but I'm glad to help since you asked.
19. What do you wish for? Even if it's not yet time for birthday candles and we don't have a wishbone, it's still fun to hear about what you wish for, hope for, and dream about.
20. I remember when... I will never forget... When you were little... I will always remember the time... I loved you then, too ... I always have a picture of you in my mind.
- Excerpted from an article called "Advocacy: Being the Voices Children Need to Hear" written by China Deaton www.eyeontomorrow.com/embracingthechild/Ctwentysome.htm via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Submitted by: Debbie Yauch
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
And, lo, it came to pass that the trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she had been called Amazon Dot Com. And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why doth thou travel far from town to town with thy goods, when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?"
And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?" And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale and they will reply telling you which hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."
Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. And Dot said, "There will be a lot of banging in the land."
And Abraham replied, "It is my most fervent wish that this be so." And the drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had, at the top price, without ever moving from his tent.
But his success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secret himself inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading.
And the young did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS for short.
And, lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums, that no one noticed that the real riches were going to the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums that would only work if you bought Brother William's drumsticks.
And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others." And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known, "eBay," he said, "We need a name of a service that reflects what we are." And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."
"Whoopee!" said Abraham.
"No, YAHOO!" said Dot Com.
Submitted by Donna Eick, Janet O'Neill
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Several years ago, a pastor in Freer, Texas was named Billy Swindler, while the church treasurer in nearby Falfurrias, Texas was named Crook. In Corpus Christi, Texas, a pastor named Rev. Storm had a staff member named Rev. Sprinkle. And then in the late sixties, the state treasurer of the state of Texas was named Jesse James (I worked for the state and his signature was on my paychecks.). - By Tom Estes via http://www.witandwisdom.org
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