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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 21, 2005
When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong – or absolutely right. – Albert Guinon, 1863 – 1923
Source: The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time, Edited by John M. Shanahan, Copyright © 1999, http://isbn.nu/0060194111
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Traveling by car on vacation, Mr. and Mrs. Brown stopped at a small church for morning worship. When the offering was taken during the service, the visitors noticed that the elderly white-haired man next to them put a small slip of paper, but no money, into the plate. As he passed the plate to them, a gust of wind from the open window blew the paper onto the floor.
Bending over to pick up the paper, Mr. Brown couldn't help seeing these words printed in rather large letters: "I will pray one hour a day."
After the church service the elderly man welcomed the visitors and then explained the message he had put into the plate. He told them that his wife had died after a long and very expensive illness. He had been forced to sell his home to pay the hospital bills and now lived with his married daughter.
"I'm too old to work and I don't have any money," he said, "but I can pray. So each week I make this pledge."
Source: Climbing Jacob's Ladder, by Jeanne Larson & Ruth McLin, © Copyright 1979 by Review and Herald Publishing Association
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
You Know You Are Living In 2005, When....
1. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
2. You have a list of 10 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
3. You e-mail the person who lives in the house next door.
4. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
5. You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.
6. You learn about your redundancy on the 10 o'clock news.
7. Your boss doesn't have the ability to do your job.
8. You pull up in your own driveway and use your mobile phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
10. Leaving the house without your mobile phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
11. You get up in the morning and go on-line before getting your coffee.
12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.
Submitted by Nancy Thomas
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of the tires. - Dorothy Parker
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
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