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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 1, 2005
"If a man be gracious to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world, and his heart is no island, cut off from other islands, but a continent that joins them. - Francis Bacon
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
During the Great Depression, there was a man who lost his job, his wife, his home and his fortune. He hung on tightly to the one thing he still had left . . . his faith in God.
One day, he stopped to watch some men doing stonework on a church. One of the workers was chiseling a triangular piece of stone. He asked the worker, "What are you going to do with that?"
"See that little opening way up there near the spire?" the worker asked. "Well, I'm shaping this piece of stone down here . . . so it will fit up in there."
As he walked away, tears filled his eyes, for it seemed God had spoken through that worker to explain the ordeal he currently was experiencing: "I'm shaping you down here, so you will fit in up here."
I pray that we will remember to thank the Lord for all the "shaping" He does in our lives, which brings us closer to Him.
"But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father, we are the clay, and Thou our potter; And all of us are the work of Thy hand." (Isaiah 64:8 NASB)
Source: Laugh & Lift, http://www.premiumhealth.com/laughlift/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Only a Mother
Can listen to the same knock-knock joke 27 times without hollering "Nobody's Home."
Will be a Scrabble partner with a kid who thinks "cookie" begins with "k."
Will unwind 56 feet of toilet paper so her little darling Can have the empty roll...to make a Mother's Day present.
Knows the location of every drive-through window in town.
Knows the exact temperature a crayon will melt on the dashboard.
Will try to hide a leafy green vegetable in a cookie.
Knows the secret to happy grocery shopping with a toddler... visit the bakery aisle first and plug his lips with a big cream horn.
Can cherish the 1,000th bleating of "Twinkle, Twinkle" from a budding violinist.
Will show up at work wearing Mickey Mouse stickers on her posterior.
Sees a Picasso in those scribbles decorating the fridge.
Knows all the verses to "This Old Man."
Can deal out emergency lunch money from the dryer lint filter.
Can find her last good pair of panty hose hitching a wagon to a tricycle.
Knows the sure-fire way to get three kids to eat carrots... buy two carrots.
Is limber enough to wrestle a fitted sheet onto the top bunk bed.
Invests fifty dollars in stale macaroons to help send the French Club to Disneyland.
Will attempt to grow hydroponic tomatoes in one night for a last-minute science project.
Can see across town and locate a missing shoe from her office desk phone.
Can switch from cook to catcher in an instant.
Has a bathtub that's filled with little yellow duckies.
Seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
Source: The Inspired Buffalo, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I almost got thrown out of my sister-in-law's house one year at the holidays. I told them that I was thinking of opening a restaurant (I did this with a straight face, so they thought I was serious).
She and her family at the time were vegetarians, but I said I was going to open a restaurant that specialized in venison dishes. I was going to call it, "The Buck Stops Here," and my slogan was going to be, "Bambi: You've seen the movie. Now, eat the star!"
Virtual Sweden houses some fascinating 360 degree panoramic images taken by Jonas Carlson. Don't let the title mislead you; in addition to Sweden, the panoramics document Rome, Thailand, Egypt, Val Thorens, and the Louvre in Paris, among other locales. Naturally, you'll want to start your virtual journey in Stockholm before beginning your world tour. The site does not get stale because Carlson is always adding images. Check out his 'Panorama of the Week' and also his 'Latest additions' to continue on the next leg of your journey. What a neat way to travel and visit places around the globe without having to suffer through jet lag!
Source: DailyInBox Presents, http://dailyinbox.com