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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 23, 2006
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. - W.T. Purkiser
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
While paying for a key I'd just had made, I noticed a display box filled with rings holding three shiny keys each. A sign read: Play Keys for Children. $.25 a Set.
When I asked the key maker about them, she said, "I used to throw away the keys I damaged. Then one day I saw a mother hand her keys to her child to play with, and this idea came to me for putting my mistakes to good use."
On the way home I thought about that...and about mistakes I've made that felt like permanent defeats. Sometimes a remark to a friend came out differently than I had intended, or the cake for the church's potluck supper fell into a crumbled mess. Humbling, right? Yes, but there's something positive, too.
In the mending, or "putting to good use" of those mistakes— the apology to the friend, which leads to greater understanding, or the decision to pour pudding over the cake, which to my surprise proves very popular— I grow, and learn, and become (I hope) a better person.
By Madge Harrah
Source: Daily Guideposts 1986, © Copyright by Guideposts Associates, Inc., http://www.guideposts.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
What did the mother turkey say to her disobedient children? If your father could see you now, he'd turn over in his gravy!
If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims!
Why did the turkey cross the road? It was the chicken's day off.
If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for? Their AGE.
Why can't you take a turkey to church? Because they use such FOWL language.
What are the feathers on a turkey's wings called? Turkey feathers.
What's the best dance to do on Thanksgiving? The turkey trot.
Can a turkey jump higher than the Empire State Building? Yes - a building can't jump at all.
What do you get when you cross a turkey with an octopus? Enough drumsticks for Thanksgiving.
How can you make a turkey float? You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey.
What kind of music did the Pilgrims like? Plymouth Rock.
Which side of the turkey has the most feathers? The outside.
Why did they let the turkey join the band? Because he had the drumsticks.
Why did the police arrest the turkey? They suspected it of fowl play.
What's the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner? The turkey.
What did the turkey say before it was roasted? Boy! I'm stuffed!
Where did the first corn come from? The stalk brought it.
Why did the Indian chief wear so many feathers? To keep his wigwam.
What happened to the Pilgrim who was shot at by an Indian? He had an arrow escape.
Source: ArcaMax - Jokes, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
As she retired to the kitchen to put the finishing touches to the dinner preparations, actress Helen Hayes warned her family: "This is the first turkey I've ever cooked. If it isn't right, I don't want anybody to say a word. We'll just get up from the table, without comment, and go down to the hotel for dinner."
She returned some ten minutes later to find the family seated expectantly at the dinner table—wearing their hats and coats.
Submitted by Lorraine
Turkey Trivia Quiz
Submitted by Brenda Simmons