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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 8, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. - Cindy Clabough

Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/


~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


A woman was waiting at an airport one night,
With several long hours before her flight.
She hunted for a book in the airport shop,
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book, but happened to see,
That the man beside her, as bold as could be,
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between,
Which she tried to ignore, to avoid a scene.

She read, munched cookies, and watched the clock,
As the gutsy "cookie thief" diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, "If I wasn't so nice, I'd blacken his eye!"

With each cookie she took, he took one too.
When only one was left, she wondered what he'd do.
With a smile on his face and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, as he ate the other.
She snatched it from him and thought, "Oh brother,
This guy has some nerve, and he's also rude,
Why, he didn't even show any gratitude!"

She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate,
Refusing to look back at the "thieving ingrate."

She boarded the plane and sank in her seat,
Then sought her book, which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise.
There was her bag of cookies in front of her eyes!

"If mine are here," she moaned with despair,
"Then the others were his and he tried to share!"
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief!

By Valerie Cox

From: A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Copyright (c)1996 by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, ISBN: 1558743790, http://isbn.nu/1558743790/price


The pastor was doing is weekly "children's message" with the children gathered around him down front. He was talking to the youngsters on their level about being good and going to heaven. At the end of his talk, he asked, "Where do you want to go?"

"Heaven!" one of the girls cried out enthusiastically.

"And what do you have to be to get there?" the preacher asked thoughtfully.

"Dead!" yelled one of the boys.

Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/Sermon_Fodder

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


This site challenges kids and adults with jigsaw and word puzzles, and arcade and memory games. These games aren't always Mac-friendly. http://www.thepuzzlefactory.com/

Source: ACCESS, America's Guide to the Internet, Copyright (c)

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