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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 29, 2004
Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of itself.
Source: God's Little Devotional Book, by Honor Books Publishing Staff, Published by Honor Books (c) June 1995, ISBN: 1562920960, http://isbn.nu/1562920960
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
After learning that camping was a common pastime among happy families, Gary Smalley and his wife, Norma, decided to take their own brood into the wild. On a beautiful Kentucky night, the Smalleys gathered around a campfire, sang songs, and roasted hot dogs. By nine o'clock all were pleasantly tired and tucked into their camper beds. Gary thought, lean really see why this draws families together.
Then it struck. Thunder rolled and lightning flashed all around. Rain and wind assaulted the outside, then the inside, of the Smalley camper. The sudden storm turned what had been a relaxing evening into a night of fright.
Did this harrowing turn of events cause Gary and Norma to abandon the outdoors forever? Not at al - they became avid campers. The Smalleys discovered that sharing experiences, both fun and frightful, bonded them in ways they couldn't have imagined.
Source: Night Light: A Devotional for Couples, By Dobson, James C.; Dobson, Shirley
Published by Multnomah Pub (September 1, 2000), ISBN: 1576736741, http://isbn.nu/1576736741
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The story is told of two polite people who were having dinner together. On the table there was a dish with one big piece of fish and one small piece of fish.
They politely said to each other: "You may choose first."
"No, you may choose first."
This went on for a while. Then the first person said, "OK, I'll take first." And he took the BIG piece of fish.
The second person said, "Why did you take the big piece? That's not polite!"
The first person said, "Which piece would *you* have taken?"
The second person replied, "Why, I would have taken the SMALL piece, of course."
The first person said, "Well, that's what you have now!"
Source: Thought For The Day, http://tftd.faithsite.com/
Submitted by Dave Holloway
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
In the Orient, longevity is considered a sign of virtue and the elderly are respected as "old souls" and "elder brother." In the main temple to Matsu the Sea Goddess in Taiwan turtles are kept as a sign of this respect. Here in our country, the young do not always respect the elderly. Whenever I see this, I always remind them "Your time will come if you are lucky." - R P Cly
Jerusalem, Israel (Reuters):
Israeli police had to close an entire floor of their station because the pungent scent of tons of confiscated marijuana was making them high, an Israeli newspaper said Friday.
The drugs, smuggled from Egypt, are kept in a storeroom of a police station in the southern town of Dimona. Police have confiscated so much, that the room is filled up almost immediately after its contents are sent to be incinerated.
"Every time I came to work I felt...like I was high," the Maariv newspaper quoted one officer as saying. "The smell of marijuana was killing us -- it was impossible to work."
The newspaper said a police medical officer ordered personnel to move to another floor until the drugs could be shipped out.
Source: White Board News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/