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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 24, 2003
If you want to be well liked never lie about yourself — and be careful when telling the truth about others. - Author Unknown
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Henry Ford once said that the ability to encourage others is one of life's finest assets. The auto inventor and manufacturer knew the power of encouragement. He had learned of it as a young man.
Memorable to him was a time, at the beginning of his career, when he made a drawing of his newly built engine for Thomas A. Edison. Young Ford had endured criticism and ridicule. Most mechanical experts of that day were convinced that electric carriages would be the popular passenger cars of the future.
But attending a dinner one evening at which Edison was present, Ford began explaining his engine to the man nearest him at the table. He noticed that Edison, seated several chairs away, was listening. Finally the great man moved closer and asked the young inventor to make a drawing.
When the crude sketch was complete, Edison studied it intently, then suddenly banged his fist on the table. "Young man," he said, "that's the thing! You have it!"
Years later, Ford recalled, "The thump of that fist upon the table was worth worlds to me."
By Kenneth J. Holland
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) February 1991, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
On their 50th wedding anniversary and during the banquet celebrating it, Tom was asked to give his friends a brief account of the benefits of a marriage of such long duration.
"Tell us Tom, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years with your wife?"
Tom responds, "Well, I've learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It teaches you loyalty, meekness, forbearance, self-restraint, forgiveness -- and a great many other qualities you wouldn't have needed if you'd stayed single."
Source: Just for Grins
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"You grew up in a different world," the student said. "Today we have television, jet planes, space travel, nuclear energy, computers..."
Taking advantage or a pause in the student's litany, Reagan said, "You're right. We didn't have those things when we were young. We invented them."
Source: Chapnotes, http://www.chaplainsnotes.org/
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