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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 16, 2005
The best things in life aren't things. - Art Buchwald
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In a remote village in Central America the word got out among the peoples of the region that one of the American missionaries that had served this country for many years was about to return to the US to live out the remaining years of her life.
The nationals desired to honor her for her years of service with a public time of appreciation. News of the event went to all parts of the country in which the missionary was known to the people. One very old and very poor man walked to the ceremony over mountainous terrain for 4 days to bring his gift to the missionary.
The gift consisted of 2 coconuts, but it was all the man had. The missionary recognized the man as coming from the remote village in the mountains.
"Brother, I cannot believe that you would walk so far to present me with this gift," said the missionary to the man.
His response? "Long walk part of gift."
Source: Christian Voices, http://www.christianvoices.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Who's in Heaven?
I was shocked, confused bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
By the lights or its decor.
But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics, the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.
She, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.
I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.
And why's everyone so quiet,
So somber? Give me a clue."
"Hush child," said He. "They're all in shock.
No one thought they'd see you!"
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Even though he could not tell time, my three-year-old grandson was wearing a watch when I visited. Later, when I was putting on my coat to leave, I asked him what time it was. He looked at his watch blankly, then brightened. "It's time for you to go," he answered triumphantly.
Submitted by Lorraine
Animated Atlas: Growth of a Nation
The Animated Atlas is a moving map of the United States, beginning with the growth of the country from the original thirteen states in1789 through the present. Listen to a short movie, stopping to click on individual states for more information.
Source: DailyInBox Presents, http://dailyinbox.com