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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 27, 2005
Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know. - Cullen Hightower
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Just when I thought there could be no way to comfort my two precious children, Robbie and Krista, only hours after burying their father, Davey, God delivered a special gift just for us.
The morning was cloudy and overcast with light drizzles, on and off. The funeral was behind us now. The only thought that raced through my mind was how to console my fragile children after all they had been through over the past few days.
My home was filled with close family and friends as we all tried to take care of each other at such an emotional time. Robbie and Krista were priority for everyone in the house.
My father had taken the children to play in the backyard to give them a break from the chaos inside the house.
As each group of friends would leave, I would walk them to the front door to see them off. This particular time, we all walked out the front door to find the most amazing sight: The end of a rainbow was clearly in our front yard. We were astonished, to say the least.
Before I could catch my breath, my father and the children were calling from the backyard to come look at the beautiful rainbow in the backyard.
It couldn't be. I ran to the backyard to see that, indeed, the other end of the rainbow was in our backyard. I looked over the house to see the most perfect rainbow shooting its colors directly over our house - a complete, perfect rainbow right in front of our eyes.
There were no words to describe the warmth in my heart for what we were witnessing: a true gift from God. It was a sign to me that he was with us and that he was giving us his promise of the covenant between God and Earth.
As I tucked Robbie and Krista into their beds that night, Krista asked if her daddy sent that rainbow to her and Robbie. I couldn't help but think he had a little something to do with it.
We then thanked God for our own perfect rainbow.
By Liz Allison (c) 2003 from Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Matthew E. Adams, Jeff Aubery and Kirk Autio. All rights reserved.
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A new doctor had arrived in town. He could cure anything and anybody. Everyone was amazed with what he could do - everyone except for Mr. Thomas, the town skeptic.
Grumpy old Mr. Thomas went to visit this 'miracle doctor' to prove that he wasn't anybody special. When it was time for his appointment he told the doctor, "Hey, doc, I've lost my sense of taste. I can't taste nothin', so what are ya goin' to do?"
The doctor scratched his head and mumbled to himself a little, then told Mr. Thomas, "What you need is jar number 47."
So the doctor brought the jar out, opened it, and told Mr. Thomas to taste it. He tasted it and immediately spit it out, "This is gross, this taste like . . . !" he yelled.
"Looks like I just restored your sense of taste Mr. Thomas," said the doctor. So Mr. Thomas went home... very mad.
One month later, Mr. Thomas decides to go back to the doctor and try once again to expose him as a fake, by complaining of a new problem. "Doc," he started, "I can't remember anything!" Thinking he had the doctor stumped now, he waited as the doctor scratched his head, mumbled to himself a little, and told Mr. Thomas, "What you need is jar number 47, it's......"
But before the doctor could finish his sentence, Mr. Thomas was cured and fled the room
Submitted by Bette Tolnai
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My "check engine" light came on the other day. I popped the hood, and looked, the engine is STILL there! Silly light...
Submitted by Lorraine
A Chinese millionaire, who claims he inherited his fortune from a Hollywood actress, has donated 70 cars to his local police force.
Li Chunping, handed over the battery-powered cars to the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.
Li, who is vice president of the Beijing Charity Society, has always refused to identify his benefactor but claims he met her in a Beijing hotel.
He went to America with the woman and took care of her until her death when she left him her money.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com