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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 9, 2005
That best portion of a good man's life -- his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. - William Wordsworth
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Scottish physician A. J. Cronin (1896-1981) was forced by illness to take a leave of absence from his medical practice. He then decided to write a novel. But when half done, he became disheartened and threw his manuscript into a garbage can.
Totally discouraged, Cronin was walking the Scottish Highlands and a saw a man digging in a bog, trying to drain it for use as a pasture. As Cronin talked with him, the man said, "My father dug at this bog and never made a pasture. But my father knew and I know that it's only by digging you can make a pasture. So I keep digging."
Rebuked and remotivated, Cronin went home, picked his manuscript out of the garbage can, and finished it. That novel, Hatter's Castle, sold three million copies. Cronin left his medical practice and became a world famous writer.
At times, you and I may feel trapped by circumstances that demand patience and persistence. Are we willing to keep digging away at whatever "bog" God has assigned to us?
Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Just Jokes' Office Directory
Air Quality Monitor: Carmine Dioxide
Assertiveness Training Coach: Lois Steem
Auto-Body Expert: Rusty Steele
British Cutlery Specialist: Sir Irving Spoon
Chief Justice: Judge Mental
Chief of Tire Technology: Yessir Itsaflat
Communications Director: George Stayontopothis
Copyright Attorney: Pat Pending
Customer Car Care Representative: Haywood Jabuzzoff
Director of Catering: Russell Upsumgrub
Director of Purchasing: Lois Bidder
Director of Monopoly Policy: Juan Moorehouse
Graduation Coordinators: Val and Dick Torian
Head of Security: Barb Dwyer
Jazz Music Coordinator: Bertha Deblues
Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
During a test I was administering, I noticed that one of my married students, who was quite pregnant, kept rubbing her side. After class, before she left, I asked her, "Are you okay?" I noticed you were holding onto your side."
"Oh, I'm fine," she answered. "It's just that my baby was pushing his foot up and down my ribs, and it hurt a little."
"Well, that's good," I said, feeling relieved.
"Yeah," she continued. "It's strange. He normally sleeps during your class."
Source: Laughter for a Saturday
Spy on the Wild is actually part of The Animal Planet. The link below takes you to the lead-in page... just click the "continue" link when you arrive on the first page.
On the second page, you'll see a picture of an eagle. To the right of the eagle is a link for "Mini-cam in action." Click that for a real treat. What it takes you too is six videos that are unlike any you've ever seen. You'll have a real birds eye view of an eagle in flight.
I do mean a birds eye view too. Two mini-cams were strapped onto a golden eagle, and the videos show you the view from the back of the eagle as he soars over some mountainous terrain. Go soaring!
Source: Internet Tutor, http://www.gophercentral.com/sub/sub-tutor.html