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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 27, 2006
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Melissa was in a panic as she drove home with her six-year-old son. Her husband had just phoned to tell her that Gertie, the family's beloved dog, had slipped out of her collar during their walk, to chase after a cat. He'd looked everywhere. "Well, God only knows where she is," she'd told her husband.
"How will we ever find her?" she wondered as she drove through the neighborhood searching for the dog. "She's off the only path she knows. Gertie could be anywhere by now."
"Why don't you ask God?" Max piped up from the backseat.
"What did you say, Honey?"
"You said that only God knows, so why don't you ask him?" Max replied.
Melissa chuckled and said a silent prayer. When she turned the next corner, there was Gertie barking up a tree at the neighbor's cat.
Cited in Bits & Pieces, September 2005
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
There is a story about a New York City policeman investigating a case. Even before he finished dialing, he somehow knew he’d made a mistake. The phone rang once, twice – then someone picked it up. “You’ve got the wrong number!” a husky male voice snapped before the line went dead. Mystified, the policeman dialed again. “I said you got the wrong number!” came the voice.
Once more the phone clicked down. “How could he possibly know I had the wrong number?” the policeman asked himself. A cop is trained to be curious – and concerned. So he dialed a third time. “Hey, c’mon,” the voice said. “Is this you again?” “Yea, it’s me. I was wondering how you knew I had the wrong number before I even said anything.” “You figure it out!” The phone slammed down. He sat there for a while, the receiver hanging loosely in his fingers.
He called the man back. “Did you figure it out yet?” the man asked. “The only thing I can think of is nobody ever calls you.” “You got it!” The phone went dead for the fourth time. Chuckling, the officer dialed the man back.
“What do you want now?” asked the man.
“I thought I’d call – just to say hello.” “Hello? Why?” “Well, if nobody ever calls you, I thought maybe I should.”
Dr. Gary Nicolosi, The Wideness of God’s Mercy
Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Without realizing it, I walked right into a police stakeout at my local Blockbuster.
When a young man stepped out the door, a group of officers pounced, cuffing him and hustling him into a squad car.
Seeing my astonished frozen expression, one cop came over and said, "When they say the movie is due by noon the next day... they mean it!"
Submitted by B. B.
A Croatian widow has submitted a pickled cucumber for a place as the world's oldest in the Guinness Book of Records.
Vera Dudas, 73, from Duga Resa, says the cucumber was pickled by her mother-in-law when her late husband was born in 1930.
She has now had the cucumber insured. She says it's her only reminder of her husband Pavao who would have turned 76 this year.
Vera said: "Unfortunately, the cucumber has survived longer than Pavao.
"I remember my entire married life when I look at that cucumber, it was with us everywhere we ever lived and through all our experiences - good and bad."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com