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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 9, 2005
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if one stops the car, or is walking by, one will notice something quite amazing.
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.
Listening, one will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound,
one will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her.
As one stands and watches these two friends, one sees how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk to where she is trusting that she will not lead him astray.
Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges.
He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.
Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by God and those whom he places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see God.
Submitted by Hannelore Dill
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894):
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
Johann von Neumann, on being phoned at 10:00 AM:
You wake me up early in the morning to tell me I am right? Please wait until I am wrong.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Brittany, age four, had an earache and wanted a painkiller. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a childproof cap and she'd have to open it for her.
Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me?"
Submitted by Michele
A man survived after shooting himself in the heart with a nail gun.
Surgeons said Nigel Kirk from Burton on Trent, Staffs came within 1MM of dying.
Nigel was nailing down floorboards in his bathroom when he tripped and fell reports The Sun.
The gun fired a two- inch steel tack into the lining of his heart.
Nigel dialed 999 and was rushed to a heart unit in Leicester where the nail was removed in a delicate op.
Doctors said he would have bled to death if he had pulled out the nail.
The wound would have been fatal if the nail had not hit hard scar tissue built up from an illness 30 years earlier.
He said: "I count my blessings every day that I'm still alive."
Surgeon Dr Andrew Sosnowski said: "The nail had actually penetrated his heart, but fortunately it missed any of the vital heart vessels."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com