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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 15, 2002
"Enjoy the little you have while the fool is hunting more." - Old Spanish proverb
Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersalt.org/illustrations/
Subjects: Contentment, Happiness
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One of God's faithful missionaries, Allen Gardiner, experienced many physical difficulties and hardships throughout his service to the Savior. Despite his troubles, he said, "While God gives me strength, failure will not daunt me." In 1851, at the age of 57, he died of disease and starvation while serving on Picton Island at the southern tip of South America. When his body was found, his diary lay nearby. It bore the record of hunger, thirst, wounds, and loneliness. The last entry in his little book showed the struggle of his shaking hand as he tried to write legibly. It read, "I am overwhelmed with a sense of the goodness of God."
For more on the story of Captain Allen Gardiner visit:
Source: My Daily Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose
Subjects: Difficulties, Faith, Missionaries
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Question: What is the longest word in the dictionary?
Answer: It depends . . .
It might be . . .
opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England. Or . . .
A nonsense-word used especially by children, now chiefly expressing excited approbation: fantastic, fabulous. Or . . .
pneumoconiosi s caused by the inhalation of very fine silicate or quartz dust. Or . . .
a village in Wales. Or perhaps . . .
is the longest word, because there's a mile between the first letter and the last.
Adapted from: http://www.dictionary.com/doctor/faq/l/longestword.html
Submitted by Ken Wade
Subjects: Language, Words
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A reporter was interviewing Jack Nicklaus. He said, "Jack, you are spectacular, your name is synonymous with the game of golf. You really know your way around the course. What is your secret?"
To which Jack replied, "The holes are numbered!"
Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2002 All rights reserved worldwide, http://www.katscratch.com/
Lymington, England (Ananova):
A pensioner has finally finished her Open University degree after 30 years of study.
Jean Vernon-Jackson, who is Mayor of Lymington in Hampshire, started the course in 1971.
The 71-year-old took so long to complete it that her three children all graduated before her.
Mrs Vernon-Jackson studied religion, art history and social sciences, reports the Daily Express. Syllabus changes in the last 30 years have included philosophy and music.
She said: "I am really looking forward to my graduation ceremony because I've been to my children's degree ceremonies and it will be nice to have them coming to mine instead."
Mrs Vernon-Jackson says the responsibilities of bringing up a family and serving her community as a councillor and magistrate meant she neglected her studies.
Source: WhiteBoard News for Wednesday, January 2, 2002, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard