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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 18, 2006
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. - George Bernard Shaw, "Mrs. Warren's Profession" (1893) act II
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A national news program conducted a study of fifty people who have lived over 100 years and still lead active, happy lives...
The researchers specifically looked for similarities in diet, exercise, lifestyle and habits that could contribute to their longevity and quality of life. What they found was amazing.
Through an extensive interviewing process, the news team found that some of the participants in this study had what would be considered good diets. An equal number of people were not as healthy in their food choices. Exercise and other areas of lifestyle were also not found to be a common thread throughout the group.
However, two things were overwhelmingly consistent among over 90 percent of those studied. What were these consistent traits? Nine out of ten said that throughout their entire lives they awoke every morning with an attitude of gratitude for one more day of life and that they saw each day as a precious gift. Secondly, nine out of ten stated that they felt life was too short to hold grudges or spend time complaining, and they forgave people quickly and refused to dwell on negative thoughts.
Larry DiAngi, "Going Beyond Common Miles," The Magic Is in the Extra Mile, 11-12, http://isbn.nu/1929496117
Source: Chapnotes, mailto:ChapnotesMail@aol.com?Subject=Subscribe
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess.
He asked if I'd been 'putering',
And I had to answer "yes."
He told me to get off my fanny
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.
I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick...
I was just admiring my work...
I didn't mean to 'click.'
But click, I did, and oops I found
A real absorbing site
That I got SO way into...
I was into it all night.<
Nothing's changed except my mouse
It's very, very shiny.
I guess my house will stay a mess...
While I sit here on my hiney.
Submitted by Steve Stuebe
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Never take a blind date to a silent film.
Submitted by Lorraine
A few months after Tom and I were married during World War II, he was shipped off to Pearl Harbor. In one of his first letters, he wrote, "I'm going to have a Navy battleship tattooed on my chest." Instead of pleading, I answered simply, "Send me a picture of your tattoo, and I'll have a duplicate put on my chest." We have been married for 51 years. Neither of us has a tattoo.
Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Bertha R. Smith
Source: America In Uniform, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp