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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 16, 2004
"One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it." - Tiger Woods
Source: Net 153 Weekly, http://www.net153.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I read of a man who was involved in a tragic accident. He lost both legs and
his left arm and only a finger and thumb remained on the right hand. But he still possessed a brilliant mind, enriched with a good education and broadened with world travel. At first he thought there was nothing he could do but remain a helpless suffer.
A thought came to him. It was always nice to receive letters, but why not write them - he could still use his right hand with some difficulty. But to whom could he write?
Was there anyone shut in and incapacitated like he was who could be encouraged by his letters? He thought of men in prison - it was worth a try.
He wrote to a Christian organization concerned with prison ministry. He was told that his letters could not be answered - it was against prison rules, but he commenced this one-side correspondence.
He wrote twice a week, and it taxed his strength to the limit. But into the letters he put his whole soul, all his experience, all his faith, all his wit, and all his Christian optimism. Frequently he felt discouraged and was tempted to give it up. But it was his one remaining activity, and he resolved to continue as long as he could.
At last he got a letter. It was very short, written on prison stationery by the officer whose duty it was to censor the mail. All it said was: "Please write on the best paper you can afford. Your letters are passed from cell to cell 'till they literally fall to pieces."
Source: Christian Voices, http://www.christianvoices.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A man writing at the post office desk was approached by an older fellow with a post card in his hand. The old man said, "Sir, I'm sorry to bother you but could you address this post card for me? My arthritis is acting up today and I can't even hold a pen."
"Certainly sir," said the younger man, "I'd be glad to."
He wrote out the address and also agreed to write a short message and sign the card for the man. Finally, the younger man asked, "Now, is there anything else I can do for you?"
The old fellow thought about it for a moment and said, "Yes, at the end could you just add, 'PS: Please excuse the sloppy hand-writing.'?"
Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
While working as a television news cameraman, I arrived at an accident scene, and a cameraman from another station pulled up behind me. As I parked the news cruiser, I heard a policeman on the scanner using the radio phonetic alphabet to alert other officers. "Be aware that the Mike Echo Delta India Alpha has arrived," he said.
I approached the officer, looked him in the eye and said, "You might be surprised to know that some of us in the Mike Echo Delta India Alpha can Sierra Papa Echo Lima Lima."
Source: Good, Clean Funnies, http://www.slonet.org/~tellswor
Was Grover Cleveland a draft dodger?
President Grover Cleveland was, indeed, a draft dodger. He hired someone to enter the service in his place, for which he was ridiculed by his political opponent, James G. Blaine. It was soon discovered, however, that Blaine had done the same thing himself.
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/reg