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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 29, 2005
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. - Martha Washington
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A little girl came home late for supper. Her mother made the expected irate parent's demand to know where she had been.
The little girl replied that she had stopped to help Janie, whose bicycle was broken in a fall.
"But you don't know anything about fixing bicycles," her mother responded.
"I know that," the girl said. "I just stopped to help her cry."
Not many of us know anything about fixing bicycles, either. And when our friends have fallen and broken, not their bicycles but their lives, NONE of us knows how to fix that. We simply cannot "fix" someone else's life, even though that's what we would like most to do. But like the little girl, we can stop to help them cry. That is the best we can do. And that is a lot!
By Murray Lancaster
Source: The Inspired Buffalo, mailto:email@example.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Baby Boomer Songs Updated
It was fun being a baby boomer...till now. Some of the artists of the '60's are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging baby boomers.
Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker
The Bee Gees - How Can You Mend a Broken Hip
Bobby Darin - Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash (love this one!!)
Ringo Starr - I Get By With a Little Help from Depends
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face
Johnny Nash - I Can't See Clearly Now
Paul Simon - Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver
Commodores - Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom
Marvin Gaye - I Heard it Through the GrapeNuts
Procol Harem - A Whiter Shade of Hair
Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Napping
The Temptations - Papa's Got a Kidney Stone
Abba - Denture Queen
Tony Orlando - Knock 3 Times on the Ceiling if you Hear Me Fall
Helen Reddy - I am Woman, Hear me Snore
Willie Nelson - On the Throne Again
Leslie Gore - It's My Procedure and I'll Cry if I Want To
Submitted by Ginger Foster
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
After eight days of backpacking with our friends Michael and Rhonda, we were all looking pretty scruffy. One morning Rhonda came to breakfast in a baseball cap, her shoulder-length hair sticking out at odd angles.
"Michael," she said to her husband, "does my hair make me look like a water buffalo?"
He thought for a moment, then said, "If I tell you the truth, do you promise not to charge?"
John Akers, Shoreline, Wash.
Source: Copyright © July 2002, The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved., http://www.readersdigest.com/
I was exercising in my swimming pool when a hummingbird swooped over me and hovered about 10 inches above my head. Then if flew to the empty sugar-water feeder, poked it and came back to hover over me again. It did this about four times before I finally got the message.
I got out of the pool to fill the feeder. As soon as I hung it up, the bird starting feeding.
A little while later when I was back at my exercises, I noticed the hummingbird flying up and down the length of the pool, as if it were performing a thank-you dance for me!
By Barbara Billert, Carrollton, Georgia
Source: Birds & Blooms, August / September 2004, http://www.birdsandblooms.com