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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 14, 2005
"Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties." - C. H. Spurgeon
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Melodie Hartline relates in Reader's Digest (September, 1996) that in her job as an employee of a jewelry store, she often arranged for engaged couples to have their wedding bands engraved with something special. She once asked a bride-to-be what she would like inscribed inside her fiancÚ's ring.
"We aren't very romantic," she replied. Then she related that they were marrying on her fiancÚ's birthday so he wouldn't forget the date!
Melodie persisted, "Isn't there something you'll want him to remember as he looks inside his ring?"
"There sure is," she said. And that's how "Put it back on!" came to be inscribed inside her husband's ring.
Perhaps she was trying to "help along" her husband's commitment to the relationship.
Catherine, from Scotland, may have wanted to help along her lover's commitment for several decades. And finally, her 68-year-old boyfriend, George, proposed after 44 years of courtship. Why the wait?
"He is a bit shy, you know," Catherine said.
At the heart of any meaningful relationship is commitment. Further, commitment is vital to the success of any endeavor. Happy people are committed people. They commit to other people, they commit to themselves, they commit to God, and they commit to their dreams. They know that nothing is possible without firm resolve.
Author Ken Blanchard has said, "There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses - only results."
What about you? Are you ready for results?
This reading is found in Steve Goodier's popular book, A LIFE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE, 60-Second Readings That Truly Matter
Steve Goodier is the editor of The Life Support System, a motivational e-newsletter delivered daily to 85,000 subscribers in over 100 nations. His inspirational newsletter and books are available through his website at http://www.lifesupportsystem.com
Source: Life Support System, mailto:LifeSupportemail@example.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
All successful dieters exercise their self-control.
Consumption is a treatable disease.
Overweight people are harder to kidnap.
The best way to lose weight is by skipping; snacks and desert.
A waist is a terrible thing to mind.
You're not overweight. You're under tall.
Those who indulge, bulge.
Carrot cake counts as a serving of vegetables.
Dieting is the penalty for exceeding the feed limit.
Denial is not a river in Egypt!
Source: Top Greetings
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A proud father phoned the newspaper and reported the birth of twins. The girl at the desk didn't quite catch the message.
"Will you repeat that?" she asked.
"Not if I can help it," he replied.
Source: Sunday Funnies, http://www.net153.com/best.htm
This is fun and a Good tool for all of us. Place the states of the USA in their correct position of the puzzle!
Submitted by Dee