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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 9, 2003
"Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it."
By M. Scott Peck, M.D., author of 14 books, including the best-seller "The Road Less Traveled," ISBN: 0671673009, http://isbn.nu/0671673009
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A preacher had been told by the head of a great shoe factory, that if he found any poor people who needed shoes, he could come to him and get them. In making his rounds one day soon afterward, the minister invited a man to attend his church.
"I would like to go," said the man, "but my shoes are so nearly worn out that I would be ashamed to go to meeting with them, and I am too poor to get any better."
"Well, that shall not keep you away," said the preacher; "I will get you a pair of shoes if you will come."
"But I wouldn't like to go without my wife," returned the man, "and her shoes are no better than mine." The preacher promised to get the shoes for her, too.
"It would hardly be right to leave our three children at home, and they are all barefooted, too," said the man in a hesitating way.
The preacher saw that he was in for it, and promised that the children should also have shoes. He then got their measures and went to see his friend the shoe man. He feared that he was presuming too much on the promise he had received, and thought the shoe man might feel that he was abusing his kindness, but when the situation was laid before him, the merchant smiled and said:
"All right; come with me."
Together they took the elevator and went to one of the upper floors, where they landed in a large room that was filled with shoes. The shoe man pointed to one whole side of the room, and said:
"All the shoes on these shelves are set aside for just such cases as yours, and when you have any more of the same kind just come here and help yourself."
Of course the preacher felt very small when he thought of how little he had expected from his generous friend, in proportion to what he was willing to give.
Sometimes we go to the Lord with just such dishonoring faith.
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) April 10, 1907, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
These little simple questions maybe harder than you think. Write down your answers then check the answers following the questions.
1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?
2. How many states are there?
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?
5. What two letters don't appear on the telephone dial?
6. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?
7. When you walk does your left arm swing w/your right or left leg?
8. How many matches are in a standard pack?
9. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?
10. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?
11. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?
12. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?
13. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?
14. Which side of a women's blouse are the buttons on?
15. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?
16. Which way do fans rotate?
17. Whose face is on a dime?
18. How many sides does a stop sign have?
19. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?
20. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?
21. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
22. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?
23. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?
24. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?
25. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?
26. On which side of a venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?
27. On the back of a $1 bill, what I s in the center?
28. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
For amendments to these answers visit: http://witandwisdom.org/archive/20030611.htm#TR
4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black, & gold
5. Q, Z
6. 1, 0
11. Counter (north of the equator)
12. Towards bottom right
13. 12 (no #1)
16. Clockwise as you look at it
25. Ace of spades
28. *, #
Source: Clean Humor Digest, http://www.jokesnstuff.net/digest
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Driving through Southern California, I stopped at a roadside stand that sold fruit, vegetables, and crafts. As I went to pay, I noticed the young woman behind the counter was painting a sign. "Why the new sign?" I asked.
"My boyfriend didn't approve of the old one," she said.
When I glanced at what hung above the counter, I understood. It declared, "Local Honey Dates Nuts."
Source: Absolute Humor, http://absoluterobeo.com
Percentage of citizens who move in a typical year:
Dutch: 4 %
From: Restless Nation: Starting Over in America, By James M. Jasper, http://isbn.nu/0226394786
Source: This Old House, June 2003, http://thisoldhouse.com