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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 29, 2005
"Work with every buyer as though that person represents a thousand referrals." - Tom Hopkins
Source: From the Masters, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A conscience is a sense of right and wrong both in conduct and motives. The spiritual condition of yours depends completely on the training and treatment you give it.
A conscience is a lot like Ben, a trained Labrador retriever, who worked with London's police. When Ben was just a year old he'd had three months' training on how to catch thieves. His master, Police Constable Shelton, patrolled an area of London that abounded in sneak thieves, the kind who slip off their shoes and quietly snatch purses.
Quickly Ben learned to detect the difference between right and wrong conduct in those he passed. As they strolled through a park, Ben would stop and growl deeply; his warning that trouble was near. With remarkable awareness he could sense the physical reaction of fear that a guilty person feels at the sight of a policeman and his dog. This ability to detect a guilty conscience was evident when a man, asked to be a witness about some crimes in his neighborhood, entered the car where Ben was. The dog growled deeply and was restless all the time the man was in police custody for questioning. When he left, Ben howled indignantly. Later they discovered this man had committed all the crimes.
Distracting influences didn't deter Ben from a command to find a criminal. Six houses had been burglarized and about thirty policemen were looking for the thief. When Ben arrived and was given the scent, he dashed through the policemen and crowd of onlookers, and in a few minutes had the man cornered in an orchard just out of town.
In three years Ben captured more than 100 lawbreakers. How did he do it? By knowing the true, clear, pure, and honest, he could detect the false that leads to guilt and fear. As humans I pray that we will know even better these qualities of a clear conscience.
Source: Stop, Look and Listen by Eileen E. and Jay H. Lantry, Copyright(c)1976 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, LCCN 75-32229
Submitted by Mary Thayne
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Some time back, my cousin, Steve moved to a new apartment. Steve had a business commitment out of town that weekend and so I and my three brothers all chipped in to help his wife move the furniture. The new apartment was on the third floor. We hauled everything up the three flights of stairs and around the tight corner through the kitchen put them where they belonged.
Finally, we came to the large couch. After hauling it up three flights to the top of the stairs, we discovered it would not go around the corner through the kitchen. We took it back out into the hall and turned it and tried again. It still wouldn't fit.
Finally all of us boosted the couch from the back of the truck up the side of the building. From the third floor, we passed the couch up and over the railing of the tiny balcony and in through the sliding doors into the living room. We all collapsed on the couch to catch our breath and made a pact that we would not tell Steve how we got the couch into the apartment. "The next time he moves," we conspired, "he will have to figure out how to get the couch out of there on his own. It will be our little secret. He will have to take a saw to it!"
As luck would have it, Steve found a place he liked better about three months later. It really was a busy weekend at work, and none of us were available to help move. We waited eagerly to hear from Steve but there was nothing. Finally, after several days of waiting, I asked Steve, "So, did you get everything moved OK?"
"Sure," he replied.
"Did you run into any problems?"
"Now, wait a minute, we had to drag the couch up the outside of the building and haul it over the railing! How did you get it out of the living room? It didn't fit through the kitchen!"
Steve looked at me with total disbelief and said, “You guys, the legs unscrew!"
Source: Top Greetings
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Engineering classes at the University of Maryland are tough, and struggling students sometimes go to extremes in order to pass. Grading exams one semester, I got to this question: "What is the relationship between kinetic and potential energy?"
One student, obviously stumped, decided to get clever and wrote, "As far as I know, they're just friends, but there could be something else going on there."
Submitted by Michele
...someone has walked every single street in Manhattan? See their photographs and writings.
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