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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 26, 2004
At Age 60 - I've learned that if you depend on others to make you happy, you will be endlessly disappointed.
Source: Live And Learn And Pass it On, http://isbn.nu/1558531491
Submitted by Elisa Wimer
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Count your blessings instead of your crosses,
Count you gains instead of your losses,
Count your joys instead of your woes,
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your courage instead of your fears,
Count your laughs instead of your tears.
Count your full years instead of your lean,
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth,
Count on God instead of yourself.
Source: The Inspired Buffalo, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/the-inspired-buffalo/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
New Milford, Connecticut (AP):
Loretta Morris works at the Northville Market.
"We have a policy in our store to ask for a driver's license when someone buys lottery tickets, cigarettes or alcohol," Morris said Tuesday.
But one customer last Tuesday decided not to produce a picture ID to purchase a $5 Silver Bells scratch-off Connecticut state lottery ticket.
Morris said the customer told her to "stick the ticket," when she asked for proof he was 18.
At the end of her shift she decided to just buy the ticket instead of putting it back and having a loose ticket in the store.
She took the ticket home where she scratched the ticket, which had three chances to win.
Morris had almost given up when the little scratch-off wrapped present and the Christmas tree didn't yield prizes, but the third little scratch-off box made her an instant winner.
On Friday, she and her husband traveled an hour to New Britain's lottery office and returned with a check for $17,501 after federal and state taxes.
Source: White Board News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An old wild west fort is about to be attacked. The wily old General sends for his trusty Indian Scout.
"Yumti-Bi," he said, "you must use all your thirty years of skill in trying to estimate the sort of army we are up against here."
Yumti-Bi laid down and put his ear to the ground... "Heap large -- war party," he says, "maybe three hundred braves, four chiefs, two on black stallions, two on white stallions. All have war paint...many many guns. Medicine man also with them."
"Good grief!" exclaims the General, "you can tell all of that just by listening to the ground???"
"No, General," replied the Indian, "I can see under the gate..."
Source: Hover Dog's Good Jokes, mailto:email@example.com
Waste of Time :o)
Know how you look when walking - kind of.
Source: The Pocket Newsletter, http://www.thepocket.com