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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 23, 2001
The eyes of men speak words the tongue cannot pronounce. - Native American Proverb
Source: DailyInBox: Proverbs Plus, http://mailroom.dailyinbox.com/pplus/
Subjects: Speech, Eyes
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Something to remember when feeling down....
If you own just one Bible, you are abundantly blessed 1/3 of the world does not have access to even one.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive the week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people around the world.
If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest or torture or death, you are more blessed that almost three billion people in the world.
If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still married and alive, you are very rare, even in the United States.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
If you prayed yesterday and today, you are in the minority because you believe in God's willingness to hear and answer prayer.
If you believe in Jesus as the Son of God, you are part of a very small minority in the world.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all.
Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersalt.org/illustrations/
Submitted by Alice R Bryan, Ed Bauer, Michael M. Smith, James D. Wisner
Subjects: Blessings, Statistics
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
CHILDREN'S LETTERS TO GOD
Part 3 of 4 [Nov 8, 16, 23, 30]
I do not think anybody could be better God. Well, I just want you to know that I am not just saying this because you are God already.
My brothers told me about being born, but it doesn't sound right. They are just kidding, aren't they?
I think about you sometimes, even when I'm not praying.
Please send me a pony. I never asked for anything before. You can look it up.
In school they told us what You do. Who does it when You are on vacation?
Are you really invisible or is that just a trick?
Is it true my father won't get in Heaven if he uses his bowling words in the house?
Source: Bill's Punch Line, http://www.tcmr.com/billspunchline.html
Subjects: Letters, God
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My husband and I heard a man pounding on the door to the hotel room next to ours and shouting, "Honey, open the door! Let me in!" After five minutes of this noise, my husband went out in the hallway and asked, "Is everything okay?" "I locked myself out of the room," the man replied. "I think my wife's in the shower and can't hear me." My husband invited him in to use our telephone to call his wife. The man dialed his room. "It's ringing now," he said. "She'll let me in, and I can leave you folks in peace." Through the wall we could hear the phone ringing next door. After four rings, we heard the man's wife yell, "Honey! Answer the phone!"
From: Reader's Digest "Life In These United States" by Louisa Hellwig
Source: DailyInBox: Reader's Digest CyberSmiles, http://your.dailyinbox.com/rd/
Subjects: Telephone, Locks
Dr. Herbert H. Clark, a psychologist from The Johns Hopkins University, discovered that it takes the average person about 48 percent longer to understand a sentence using a negative than it does to understand a positive or affirmative sentence.
Source: Bits & Pieces, October 10, 1996, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com
Subjects: Speech, Language, Negative