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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 24, 2006
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. - John Wilmot
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Asha came to our day care center after she had open heart surgery. She was little, very petite, with pale, almost alabaster skin, and had extremely long blonde hair. Along with her beauty, she was extremely smart. She definitely knew her own mind, and was very opinionated, to say the least.
Jason, was a little African American boy who was the same age as Asha. His mother worked across the street from the "Y". One of her co-workers suggested she put little Jason in our day care center. The co-worker had an older daughter, who came to our camp program, and loved it. She assured Jason's mom that the staff was very attentive to all the children, and their needs.
The children were usually dropped off at the "Y" in the morning, and then taken by van or bus, out to the camp. At the end of the day, they were returned to the "Y" building, and the parents had a chance to discuss their children's day with the staff members.
When Jason came to visit, he joined in a circle and played a musical game with children his age. A few days later, Jason arrived very early in the morning. He was now enrolled to spend the entire day, and weeks to come, with us.. His heart was broken when his mother left. His crying tore at your soul. He felt completely abandoned. No reassuring from any of the staff members mattered to him. Then something truly beautiful happened!
Asha came over to me and said, "Miss Carole, Jason needs me to make him feel better!"
I told her that maybe she was right. Maybe, Jason needed a beautiful little angel to kiss away his tears, and make him feel better.
Asha leaned over, kissed his cheek, right where a tear was rolling down his face, and she said "Don't you worry, I am your angel. I will take care of you. Don't cry, we all love you"
Jason looked at me, tears still running down his cheeks. I assured him it was alright to go with Asha. His little angel would take care of him. She walked him into the bathroom, washed his face, and took him by the hand.
That was the beginning of a friendship that lasted for years to come.
Asha and Jason became an inseparable team. This team would show others that their pre-conceived prejudices were wrong.
"And a child shall lead them"
© Carole Devecka, God Given Daisies
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
"Things to do When Your ISP Goes Down"
1. Dial 911 immediately.
2. Open the curtains to see if anything has changed over the past two years.
3. You mean there's something else to do?
4. Threaten your ISP with an impeachment vote.
6. Re-introduce yourself to your immediate family.
7. Get that kidney transplant you've been putting off.
8. Sleep (and dream about surfing the Internet)!
Submitted by B. B.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
When a man is singing in the shower, it means the kids haven't used up all the hot water.
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
ST.LOUIS, Mo. (UPI) -- Gary Long of Fenton, Mo., has begun a cross-country walk aimed at losing half of his 360 pounds.
Long, 51, who started his 3,000-mile trek at the St. Louis arch, says he wants to call attention to obesity and trimming himself in the process. He expects it to take a year to complete his task.
"I will not quit until I walk beneath this arch again," Long declared to a small gathering. "It will be hard, but it's something I know I must do."
Plans call for about 13 to 18 miles per day heading for New York, mainly via old U.S. Highway 40, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said. He will double-back by airplane to Los Angeles, then head east for his last 1,900 miles.
He'll sleep by the road in a small tent, with one night a week in a motel, and keep in touch with his wife by cell phone.
Copyright 2006 by United Press International
Source: ArcaMax – Weird News, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44