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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 3, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

I was having an emotional meltdown the other day. My outbursts were triggered by an overwhelming assortment of paperwork, bills, and deadlines. The papyrus mafia was giving me the ole' squeeze. My family, aware of my fragile mental state, huddled in the kitchen. No one dared ask Mom what was for supper; it was an unspoken decree that the men were cooking that night!

As I was muttering, sniffling, and shuffling papers, my attention was diverted by the voice of my eight-year-old son. He was putting feet to the 1 Corinthians 13 love passage. As he
helped prepare supper, he peppered the room with insightful comments: "Dad, we could rub Mom's feet," he suggested. "How about giving her a nice back rub?" "At times like this
Mom just needs to know how much we care for her." "We could cook supper every night." "And we especially need to pray for her.

Wow! My frustration melted away as I cherished the realization of what a loving young man he had become.

By Charlene Friesen, Sumas, Washington

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) April 2004, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Does Your Cat Own You?
Part 1 of 3 [May 3, 10, 17]

Do you select your friends based on how well your cats like them?

Does your desire to collect cats intensify during times of stress?

Do you buy more than 50 pounds of cat litter a month?

Do you scoop out the litter box after each use? Do you wait at the box with the scoop in your hand?

Do you think it's cute when your cat swings on the drapes or licks the butter?

Do you admit to non-cat owners how many cats you really have?

Do you sleep in the same position all night because it annoys your cats when you move?

Do you feed your cat tidbits from the table with your spoon?

Does your cat sit at the table (or ON the table) when you eat?

Does your cat sleep on your head? Do you like it?

Do you have more than four opened but rejected cans of cat food in the refrigerator?

Do you watch bad TV because the cat is sleeping on the remote?

Did you buy a video tape of fish swimming in an aquarium to entertain your cat?

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, http://www.katscratch.com

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

"Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money." - Earl Wilson, US newspaper columnist

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Health Folklore or Fact?
Part 1 of 5 [May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 1]

Folklore: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Fact: Apples can combat cancer, stroke and heart disease and help lungs. New Harvard research finds 20% less heart disease in apple eaters. In test tubes, apple antioxidants slowed the growth of human cancer cells 50%. The peel has the most antioxidants.

By Jean Carper a nutrition authority. Sign-up for a free newsletter at http://JeanCarper.com

Source: USA Weekend, March 19-21, 2004, http://usaweekend.com

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