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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 19, 2004
"Show up, pay attention, speak from the heart, and don't be attached to the outcome." - Lynne Borsche
Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
During quail season in Georgia, an Atlanta journalist met an old farmer hunting with an ancient pointer at his side. Twice the dog ran rheumatically ahead and pointed. Twice his master fired into the open air. When the journalist saw no birds rise, he asked the farmer for an explanation.
"Shucks," grinned the old man, "I knew there weren't no birds in that grass. Spot's nose ain't what it used to be. But him and me have had some wonderful times together. He's still doing the best he can-and it'd be mighty mean of me to call him a liar at this stage of the game!"
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
I recall a time when my son was about 18 months old... I had him strapped in a backpack and was rushing to catch the bus. Apparently I missteped and fell down an entire flight of stairs, (13 to be exact). I was bruised, bleeding and I had torn my jeans... but my main concern was, naturally for my child.
My fears were alleviated though when from behind me I heard a gleeful giggle followed by, "Again!"
Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"Now this is the verbal part of your employment test," said the interviewer. "Can you tell me what gross aggrandized annuity means?"
"Certainly," replied the applicant. "It means I don't get the job."
Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, http://www.katscratch.com
Did you know that eggs breathe? A book in my library has a picture of the surface of an egg as viewed through an electron microscope which magnifies the surface features by 3,800 times. There, on the surface of the egg, are pores - holes through the shell. They look like gaping caves when magnified 3,800 times, but they are actually so small that only air molecules can get through them. Oxygen is taken in by the egg, and carbon dioxide is expelled through these tiny pores. Eggs breathe! In every egg from the giant egg of the ostrich with a shell that is two millimeters thick down to the tiny hummingbird's egg, which has a shell that is only four one-hundredths of a millimeter thick, there are breathing pores that assure enough oxygen for the baby chick growing inside.
A baby bird takes its first breath before it hatches. You have probably noticed when you peel a hard-boiled egg that there is an air space inside the shell at the large end of the egg. As the egg breathes, this space is kept filled with pure, fresh air. When it is time for the chick to hatch, the baby bird first pecks through the soft membrane between it and the air space. When the chick pecks through that membrane, it is able to take its first breath, and soon it has the strength to peck its way out of the egg.
Source: Glimpses of God's Love by James A. Tucker and Priscilla Tucker, Copyright (c) 1983 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, http://isbn.nu/0828002169
Submitted by Nancy Simpson