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WITandWISDOM(tm) – July 4, 2006
Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. - Jimmy Buffett
Source: Quote Lady's Quote of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The great director and producer Cecil B. DeMille was not only a man of great talent but also a man of keen insight. He shared this observation with his friends:
While canoeing on a Maine lake, he noticed a horde of water beetles just below the surface of the water.
One of the water beetles came to the surface and slowly crawled up the side of the canoe. Finally, struggling to the top, the beetle grasped onto the wood and died.
DeMille forgot about the beetle until a few hours later when he noticed the beetle again. In the hot sun, its shell had become very dry and brittle.
As DeMille watched, its shell split open and there emerged a new form, a dragonfly, which took to the air, its magnificent colors illuminated in the sunlight.
The dragonfly flew farther in an instant than the water beetle had crawled in days. Then it circled back and swooped down to the surface of the water. DeMille noticed its shadow on the water. The water beetles below might have seen it too. But now their erstwhile companion existed in a state far beyond their comprehension.
They were still living in their very small, limited world while their winged cousin had gained for himself all the freedom between earth and sky.
When he told friends about what he had seen, DeMille concluded with this penetrating question: "Would the great Creator of the universe do that for a water beetle and not for a human being?"
From first IMPRESSIONS, Volume 6.16. Live for God, on purpose, dedicated to Him in everything that you do! Timothy Satryan - Senior Pastor - Wilmington First Assembly of God @"Just a Though For Your Day" Charles Kitner mailto:email@example.com
Source: Monday Fodder
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
How NOT To Pass Your Driver's Test
Turn the radio on. When the tester goes to turn it off slap his/her hand.
Rev the car really high, turn to the tester, and say with a determined look, "Buckle up!"
Knock over every cone while doing maneuverability. In the middle of it, get out and check to see if you have hit every one.
Come dressed in a suit. Before the examiner gets in the car, ask him/her to put a piece of plastic wrap down so he doesn't dirty the seat.
When the examiner tells you to stop, step on the gas. Tell him/her that you thought it was the brake.
When the examiner tells you to stop, pop the hood clutch and say, "Oops."
Get in the car, look down at the pedals, and say, "Now which one is the gas again?"
Run out of gas.
The whole time driving, talk about how Aunt Gertrude smells like mothballs.
Tell the registrar that you are taking the remedial test.
When you stop at a light, start revving the engine while looking back and forth between the person next to you and the light.
Beep your horn at everything.
Break off your rear-view mirror and then ask the examiner to hold it up.
Source: Sunday Funnies, http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Tidbits of Wit
Sign on a bankrupt bakery door: No dough!
Help wanted: Camera salesman-- Picture yourself working for us.
The beginning is half of every action.
Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm
President James A. Garfield (an ordained minister of the Gospel) foresaw a century ago where we are today:
Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If that body be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. If the next centennial does not find us a great nation, it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces. - President James A. Garfield
John M. Taylor, Garfield of Ohio: The Available Man (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1970), p.180, quoted from "A Century of Congress," by James A. Garfield, Atlantic, July 1877.
Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways. (Proverbs 20:30 Today's English Version)
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