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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 23, 2002
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In 1977 Glenna Salsbury was a single mother with three young daughters, not enough money, and not enough dreams. One evening she attended a seminar and heard a man speak on the I times V = R Principle: Imagination mixed with Vividness becomes Reality.
This concept sparked her imagination. She knew the Biblical truth that the Lord gives us "the desires of our heart" when we delight in Him, found in Psalm 37:4. She was determined to take her written prayer list and turn it into pictures. So she began cutting up old magazines and gathering pictures that depicted the "desires of her heart." She arranged them in an expensive photo album. The specific pictures she chose included a good-looking man, an island in the sparkling blue Caribbean, a lovely home, new furniture, and a woman who had recently become vice-president of a large corporation. At the time, Glenna was working for a company that had no female officers, and she wanted to be the first woman vice-president in that company.
About eight weeks later, she was driving down a California freeway, minding her own business, when suddenly a gorgeous red-and-white Cadillac passed her. The driver looked at Glenna and smiled, and she smiled back. Then she got worried. Why did I do that? She asked herself. The man in the Cadillac followed her for the next 15 miles. She was scared to death! Finally, she parked, he parked . . . and eventually they got married. On their honeymoon he took her to St. John's Island in the sparkling blue Caribbean.
She never told him about her picture book until they had been married for almost a year. That was about the time they moved into their beautiful new home that was furnished with just the furniture that Glenna had pictured. Jim turned out to be the West Coast wholesale distributor for one of the finest eastern furniture manufacturers.
Eight months after Glenna created her dream book, she became the Vice-President of Human Resources in the company where she worked. Now I know this sounds tike a fairy tale, but it's absolutely true. Jim and Glenna have made many more "picture books" since they have been married. God has filled their lives with the demonstration of these powerful principles of faith at work.
Here's Glenna's advice: Decide what it is that you want in every area of your life. Imagine it vividly. Then act on your desires by actually constructing your personal goal book. Convert your ideas into concrete realities through this simple exercise. There are no impossible dreams.
By Glenna Salsbury, Author/Professional Speaker, in Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen's, Chicken Soup for the Soul, p. 188f
Source: Never Give Up by Tim Crosby, Copyright (c) 2001 by The Quiet Hour http://www.thequiethour.org/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
WORDS WOMEN USE
FINE - This is the word we use at the end of any argument that we feel we are right about but need to shut you up. NEVER use fine to describe how a woman looks. This will cause you to have one of those arguments.
FIVE MINUTES - This is half an hour. It is equivalent to the five minutes that your football game is going to last before you take out the trash.
NOTHING - This means something and you should be on your toes. "Nothing" is usually used to describe the feeling a woman has of wanting to turn you inside out, upside down, and backwards. "Nothing" usually signifies an argument that will last "Five Minutes" and end with the word "Fine."
GO AHEAD (with raised eyebrows) - This is a dare. One that will result in a woman getting upset over "Nothing" and will end with the word "Fine."
GO AHEAD (normal eyebrows) - This means "I give up" or "do what you want because I don't care." You will get a raised eyebrow "Go Ahead" in just a few minutes, followed by "Nothing" and "Fine" and she will talk to you in about "Five Minutes" when she cools off.
LOUD SIGH - This is not actually a word, but is still often a verbal statement very misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot at that moment and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "Nothing."
SOFT SIGH - Again, not a word, but a verbal statement. "Soft Sighs" are one of the few things that some men actually understand. She is content. Your best bet is to not move or breathe and she will stay content.
THAT'S OKAY - This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can say to a man. "That's Okay" means that she wants to think long and hard before paying you retributions for whatever it is that you have one. "That's Okay" is often used with the word "Fine" and used in conjunction with a raised eyebrow "Go Ahead." At some point in the near future when she has plotted and planned, you are going to be in some mighty big trouble.
PLEASE DO - This is not a statement, it is an offer. A woman is giving you the chance to come up with whatever excuse or reason you have for doing whatever it is that you have done. You have a fair chance to tell the truth, so be careful and you shouldn't get a "That's Okay."
THANKS - A woman is thanking you. Do not faint, just say you're welcome.
THANKS A LOT - This is much different from "Thanks." A woman will say, "Thanks A Lot" when she is really ticked off at you. It signifies that you have hurt her in some callous way, and will be followed by the "Loud Sigh." Be careful not to ask what is wrong after the "Loud Sigh," as she will only tell you "Nothing."
Submitted by John L. Bechtel
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An Octogenarian who was an avid golfer moved to a new town and joined the local Country Club. He went to the Club for the first time to play but was told there wasn't anybody he could play with because they were already out on the course. He repeated several times that he really wanted to play.
Finally the Assistant Pro said he would play with him and would give him a 12 stroke handicap.
The 80 year old said, "I really don't need a handicap as I have been playing quite well. The only real problem I have is getting out of sand traps."
And he did play well. Coming onto the 18th the old man had a long drive, but it landed in one of the sand traps around the hole. Shooting from the sand trap he hit a very high ball which landed on the green and rolled into the hole!
The Pro walked over to the sand trap where his opponent was still standing. He said "Nice shot, but I thought you said you have a problem getting out of sand traps?"
Replied the Octogenarian, "I do! Please give me a hand."
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