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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 19, 2004
Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. American Indian Proverb
Source: DailyInBox: Daily Reflections, http://mailroom.dailyinbox.com/dr/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A little boy wanted a taste of molasses from the large barrel by the door of an old fashioned country store. He slid a box beside the barrel, stepped up on it and leaned over the rim as far as possible, stretching out his finger toward the sweet goo below. He stretched and strained and toppled headfirst into the barrel.
Dripping with molasses, he stood up, lifted his eyes heavenward and was heard to utter, "Lord, help me to make the most of this fantastic opportunity!"
A quality that some people possess is the ability to take whatever life gives them and turn it into an opportunity. David Boren must be such a man. The Oklahoma politician learned from professional pollsters that he would most likely lose his gubernatorial bid, and lose it big. The professional polling agency he hired reported his strength to be about two percent of the population.
His first reaction was to quit. But he finally decided to turn his bad news into an opportunity. He told his listeners, "I had a professional poll taken and it shows I've got great potential for increasing my support!"
That sounded a whole lot better than it was! But he eventually won the election and served as governor of the state of Oklahoma.
Will you accept the creative challenge to take what life gives you and turn it into an opportunity? If so, watch out! Something exciting just might happen!
Steve Goodier is the editor of The Life Support System, a motivational e-newsletter delivered daily to 85,000 subscribers in over 100 nations. His inspirational newsletter and books are available through his website at http://www.lifesupportsystem.com
Source: Life Support System, mailto:LifeSupportfirstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A man goes into a pet shop to buy a parrot. The shop owner points to three identical looking parrots on a perch and says: "The parrot on the left costs 500 dollars".
"Why, does the parrot cost so much?" asks the man. The owner says, "Well the parrot knows how to use a computer".
The man then asks about the next parrot and is told that this one costs 1,000 dollars because it can do everything the first parrot can do plus it knows how to use the UNIX operating system.
Naturally, the increasingly startled man asks about the third parrot and is told that it costs 2,000 dollars. Needless to say this begs the question, "What can it do?"
To which the owner replies, "To be honest I have never seen it do a thing but the other two call him boss!"
Source: Sunday Funnies, http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The trouble is, by the time you have money to burn, the fire has gone out.
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
Frequent contributor CptSiskoX suggests this (harmless) test site to see how well your popup stopper works:
But after that, I'd also suggest you test your popup blocker to see if it blocks valid, non ad windows. For example, go to the Windows Update site:
Select a "more info" or ?read more? link from any listed update, and see if your popup stopper mistakes the info box for an ad. (Many do.) If your popup stopper blocks valid info boxes, I think it's time to get a new popup blocker. 8 )
Source: LangaList, http://www.langa.com/