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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 30, 2004
"The happiest person today is the one who is the most involved in service to others, and the most miserable person today is the one who is the most tuned in on himself." - Morris Vendon
From: Good News and Bad News About the Judgment, Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1982
Submitted by John L. Bechtel
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
David Alison of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York took a group of overweight children and asked them to name their favorite television program. Then, he connected the power of the TV set to an exercise bicycle. To watch their desired show they had to pedal.
Alison didn't nag the kids to pedal or lose weight. He explained, "We just said, 'Here you go. For the TV to work, you have to pedal. See ya!'"
These "pedalers" were compared to a control group who did not have the same motivation - and those who exercised to watch their favorite shows had a noticeable reduction in weight.
Trying to loose weight?
By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2003
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
You Know You're In Bakersfield Ca. When:
1. You have to explain to company from out of town what animal a "Tri-tip" comes from.
2. You buy salsa by the gallon.
3. Drivers think a red traffic light is just a suggestion.
4. All of your out-of-town friends start to visit after October, but clear out before the end of April.
5. Most of the restaurants in town have the first name "El" or "Los."
6. You think 6 tons of crushed rock makes a beautiful yard.
7. You notice your car overheating before you drive it.
8. You no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water.
9. You see more irrigation water on the street than in the river.
10. You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.
11. You can say 115 degrees without fainting.
12. Vehicles with open windows have the right-of-way.
13. People break out coats when the temperature drops below 70.
14. You discover, in July, it only takes two fingers to drive your car.
15. You think someone driving wearing oven mitts is clever.
16. The pool can be warmer than you are.
17. You can make sun tea instantly.
18. You run your air conditioner in the middle of winter so you can use your fireplace.
19. People with black cars or upholstery are assumed to be from out-of-town.
20. Hot air balloons can't go up because the air outside is hotter than the air inside.
21. You realize that Valley Fever isn't a disco dance.
22. The water from the cold water tap is the same temperature as the hot one.
23. It's noon in July, the kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is moving in the streets.
24. You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
25. You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
Submitted by John L. Bechtel
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I DREAD going to the dentist. Once, to ease my tension, I listed my middle name as "Wimp." The receptionist read it, laughed and assured me that many patients felt the same way.
Half an hour later, the receptionist came into the waiting room. Looking directly at me, she said, smiling, "The doctor will now see the wimp."
Three other people got up with me.
Contributed to "Life In These United States" by Patricia Mitchell
Source: DailyInBox: Reader's Digest CyberSmiles, http://dailyinbox.com/rd/
SINCERE = Free from pretense, genuine
It comes from the Latin and is in Spanish as SINCERO, which is pronounced in Spain as (seen the-ro); SIN = without and Cero = wax. The origin of the word was in dealing on statues. If there was a chip in the nose (for example) of a statue, it was filled with wax and would not be noticed. However, over years the defect would be noticeable. Therefore, when a sculpture was sold as perfect, it was said to be SIN CERO
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