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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 23, 2002
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man be polished in character without trial. - Unknown
Submitted by Jerolyn Baldwin
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
"My nephew is extremely short for his age, and his self-confidence is zero. Any thoughts I can share with him?" - Warren G.
Every person on earth is born with both disabilities and abilities. Your success depends on which you choose.
Do you realize there are nuclear physicists who can't carry a tune? And there are great artists who would flunk the must basic math test.
Tom Dempsey is a great example. He was born without toes on his right foot. His parents, however, taught him to use what he had to the best of his ability. It was a long journey, but Tom eventually became a place kicker for the New Orleans Saints - kicking with that same right foot that was half the size of his other one.
Look in the NFL record books, you'll see that Tom Dempsey kicked a 63-yard field goal, one of the longest in pro football history.
The key to achievement is to overcome obstacles by totally focusing on your talent. Let your nephew start reading the biographies of people like Helen Keller, who conquered life's greatest barriers.
By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2002, http://www.neileskelin.com
Subjects: Height, Disabilities
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
America good place to put Chinese restaurant.
Man who run behind car get exhausted.
Man who put head on railroad track get splitting headache.
Lady who live in glass house, dress in basement!
To make egg roll, push it.
Woman who puts detergent on top shelf, jump for Joy...
Man who pushes piano down mineshaft get A flat miner.
Man who walk middle of road get run over by bus.
People who make Confucius joke speak bad English.
Confucius say: I didn't say that!!!
Source: "Funny Pages Mailing List"
Subjects: One Liners, Confucius
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
More Americans Embrace "Feel-Good" Morality, Study Suggests
Ventura, California, USA
A majority of Americans base their beliefs and moral decisions on feelings, and reject the idea of absolute truth, according to the results of a study released last month. The Barna Research survey shows that 64 percent of adults and 83 percent of teenagers interviewed for the study believe that truth is always relative to the person and their situation.
More information regarding this survey is available at:
Submitted by Nancy Simpson
Subjects: Feelings, Truth