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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 22, 2001
Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacities. - Walter Dill Scott
Source: Bits & Pieces, April 30, 1992, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
OUR TRUEST WEALTH
By Becky Hutzel
If the wealth we seek, is of gemstone and gold
We may gain this world, and its' riches untold
We may have a house, with rooms to spare
Their walls adorned, with art so rare
And friendships filled, with prestige and fun
While we travel to isles, of sand and sun
Our bank accounts six digits may see
Though we'll find our souls, bankrupt as can be
For the truth must be told, that no riches compare
To heaven's own jewel so bright and fair
If Jesus is not, the prize we seek
All that we are, is sick and weak
And all that we own, is shadows and dust
Easily lost, and dangerous to trust
Yet if Jesus today, is enthroned in our hearts
The riches we'll gain, will never depart
For no rust can corrupt, the wealth of the soul
Where the riches of Christ, is our truest goal.
(c) Copyright 2000 by Becky Hutzel
Submitted by Becky Hutzel
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet dog along for company. One day the dog starts chasing butterflies and before long he discovers that he is lost. So, wandering about he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.
The dog thinks, "Boy, I'm in deep doo doo now." Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.
Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dog exclaims loudly, "Man, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here?"
Hearing this the leopard halts his attack in mid stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees.
"Whew", says the leopard. "That was close. That dog nearly had me."
Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes. But the dog saw him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figured that something must be up.
The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The cat is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine."
Now the dog sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and thinks," What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers pretending he hasn't seen them yet. And just when they get close enough to hear, the dog says, "Where's that monkey. I just can never trust him. I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard, and he's still not back!!"
Submitted by Rod Keen
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Scrawled across the dorm wall were the words, "Question Everything!" A couple of days later someone added one word... "Why?"
Source: Bill's Punch Line, bills-punch-line- firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the tallest island on Earth?
The tallest island is New Guinea, in the southwest Pacific just north of Australia. Its highest point is the top of Mount Djaja, at 5030 meters (16,503 feet). New Guinea wins the title hands down, towering 825 meters above the next tallest island, Hawaii.
New Guinea is not only the world's tallest island, it is also the second largest (Greenland is larger), measuring 885,780 square kilometers (342,000 square miles). It is mostly covered with lush tropical rainforest containing almost 9000 species of plants and 700 species of birds.
New Guinea also is the most linguistically diverse area on Earth. Over 700 languages are still spoken by the native Melanesians, Papuans, and Negritos. In some remote sections of the interior, headhunting and cannibalism are still practiced.
More about New Guinea:
A table of the tallest islands:
Source: Cool Fact of the Day features.learningkingdom.com/fact/