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WITandWISDOM(tm) – June 1, 2004
"Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before."
By Shel Silverstein
Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Twenty-eight years ago, motivational speaker Steve Chandler interviewed California Governor Arnold Swarzenegger, a well-known body builder at the time, about his plans as an aspiring actor. That interview is quite interesting in light of subsequent events: I asked, "What are you going to do next?"
And with a calm voice, he said, "I'm going to be the No. 1 box office star in all of Hollywood."
I tried not to show my amusement. His first attempt at movies hadn't promised much, and his Austrian accent and monstrous build didn't suggest instant acceptance by audiences.
"It's the same process I used in bodybuilding." Schwarzenegger went on to explain. "What you do is create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into the picture, as if it were already true."
It sounded ridiculously simple. But I wrote it down and never forgot it.
By Steve Chandler, 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, CareerPress 2001, http://isbn.nu/1564145190
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Two American women stopping at the Hotel in Lisbon wanted another chair in their room. The steward who answered their ring could not understand English.
One of the women pointed to the only chair in the room, then tried pantomime, seating herself in an imaginary chair.
With a knowing smile, the steward bowed and motioned for her to follow him. At the end of the corridor, he stopped, smiled, and bowed again, and pointed triumphantly to the door of the Ladies Room.
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Two dogs were walking down the street. The one dog says to the other, "Wait
here a minute, I'll be right back." He walks across the street and sniffs this fire hydrant for about a minute, then walks back across the street.
The other dog says, "What was that about?"
The dog first dog says, "Oh, I was just checking my messages."
Source: The Lame Humor List, http://absoluterobeo.com
Health Folklore or Fact?
Part 5 of 5 [May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 1]
Folklore: Cranberries prevent bladder infection.
Fact: Research says drinking I cup of cranberry juice three times a day for a year cut repeated urinary tract infections in women up to 50%. Concentrate tablets also work but may increase the risk of kidney stones, Stanford University researchers say. Sorry, but in existing infections, cranberries may not help much.
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