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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 31, 2004
"When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people." - Abraham Joshua Heschel
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Three guys were fishing on a lake one day, when Jesus walked across the water and joined them in the boat. When the three astonished men had settled down enough to speak, the first guy asked humbly, "Jesus, I've suffered from back pain ever since I took shrapnel in the Viet Nam war. Could you help me?"
"Of course my son," Jesus said. When Jesus touched the man's back, the man felt relief for the first time in years.
The second man, who wore very thick glasses and had a hard time reading and driving, asked if Jesus could do anything about his eyesight. Jesus smiled, removed the man's glasses and tossed them in the lake. When the glasses hit the water, the man's eyes cleared and he could see everything distinctly.
When Jesus turned to heal the third man, the guy put his hands up and cried defensively, "Don't touch me! I'm on long-term disability."
Seems ridiculous. Perhaps it isnít.
If Jesus performs a miracle that causes me another problem, could He perform another miracle for me?
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
You May Be A Nurse When...
You occasionally park in the space with the 'Physicians Only' sign, and knock it over.
You always follow the rules, but you're wise enough to forget them sometimes.
You have seen more moons than the Hubbell telescope.
You own at least three pens with the names of prescription medications on them.
You believe that saying, 'It can't get any worse' causes it to get worse just to show you it can.
You wash your hands before you go to the bathroom.
You've ever thought a blood pressure cuff would be an excellent gift for Christmas.
You've ever spent more money on a stethoscope than on a car payment.
You believe any job where you can drive to work in pajamas is a cool job.
The ER is a mixture of can do, can't do, and why not!
You consider a tongue depressor an eating utensil.
You know it's a full moon without having to look at the sky.
Eating microwave popcorn out of a clean bedpan is perfectly natural.
You've been exposed to so many x-rays that you consider it a form of birth control.
You've ever had a patient with a nose ring, a brow ring and twelve earrings say, "I'm afraid of shots."
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Many people hold down two jobs, so I wasn't surprised when my hairdresser mentioned to me that he also worked part time at the racetrack.
"That's interesting," I said. "What do you do?"
As he finished styling my hair, he replied, "I groom horses."
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At about the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in the year 1787, Alexander Tyler (a Scottish history professor at The University of Edinburgh) had this to say about "The Fall of The Athenian Republic" some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From Bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."
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