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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 8, 2006
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life. - Sandra Carey
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In the Oct. 3 edition of his Stan's Leadership Newsletter, Stan Toler writes, "In his speech at his induction into the baseball hall of fame, baseball great Mickey Mantle turned to the baseball commissioner and said, 'Thank you very much, Commissioner. I would really like to thank you for leaving out those strikeouts . . . I was the world champion in striking out.' And he was. His 1,710 strikeouts topped Babe Ruth's record of 1,330. Yet both are recognized as some of the greatest baseball players in the history of the sport.
"What is that factor that keeps others going while you're ready to throw in the towel? Mickey decided to keep going. Tenacity is the ability to put a shoulder to the boulder. To keep pushing until there is a breakthrough. Mantle is in the hall of fame because he refused to let the strikeouts rule his thinking or his life. Because of his tenacity, Mantle is better known for his hits than his misses.
"What will be your story? Will you be known more for throwing in the towel than for carrying the torch? I like the story of the little boy who threw a baseball into the air and tried to hit it with his bat. After about six strikes he turned to his father standing nearby and said, 'You know, Dad, I'm a pretty good pitcher!'
"Decide to persevere. Acknowledge what you are able to do and what God is able to do through you and then simply use the best of your ability to keep going. Others have. So can you."
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A company president who had been given tickets for the performance of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony couldn't attend, so he passed them to his Total Quality Management consultant. The next morning, when the president asked the consultant if he had enjoyed the concert, he was handed the following memo:
1. For considerable periods, the four oboe players had nothing to do. The number should be reduced and their work spread over the whole orchestra, thus eliminating peaks of activity.
2. All of the 12 violins were playing identical notes. This seemed unnecessary duplication, and the staff of this section should be cut drastically.
3. No useful purpose is served by repeating with horns the passage that had already been played by the strings. If all such redundant passages were eliminated, the concert could be reduced from two hours to twenty minutes.
4. If Schubert had attended to these matters, he would probably have been able to finish his symphony after all.
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A rabbi and a minister were at the neighborhood picnic. As they rode in one of the boats on the lake, the rabbi stood up, stepped out of the boat, and walked over the water to the nearest stretch of land. Astonished, the minister decided to see if he could duplicate this miraculous feat. He stepped out of the boat and sank. But he managed to swim ashore. As he started to dry himself off, the rabbi walked over and said, "If you're a nice guy, next time I'll show you where the rocks are!"
Submitted by Nancy
An adopted Iowa woman who tracked down her biological mum was shocked to find they had worked together.
Michelle Wetzell discovered her real mother was Cathy Henzen - her ex-colleague at a beauty salon in Davenport.
“There she was, the whole time,” Miss Wetzell told the Quad-City Times.
Miss Wetzell was adopted when she was just four days old, and wanted to learn her mother’s name and address and mail her a coupon for a free manicure.
But she could not believe it when she learned her mother was a receptionist at the Davenport salon where she works as a beauty therapist.
Ms Henzen found out she was pregnant in 1975 at a time when she was getting a divorce and already had two young daughters.
There were lots of arguments and she feared her daughters were being harmed by seeing and listening to the fighting.
"I couldn’t risk bringing another child into this family," Ms Henzen said.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com