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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 5, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. - Henry Chester

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://home.comcast.net/~mrs.carol/


As it has been said, "If you want to hit home runs, you've got to be willing to strike out." Top batters in baseball have all struck out many times. And most people who have succeeded in life have also struck out many times.

For example, Walt Disney went broke seven times and had a nervous breakdown before he became successful. At age 40 Henry Ford was broke. Enrico Caruso, who became one of the world's greatest tenors, was advised by his voice teacher to quit singing because he failed so many times to carry his high notes. Thomas Edison failed more than 6,000 times before he could get an electric light bulb to work, but when a child, one of his teachers once called him a dunce. Abraham Lincoln was well known for his many failures but became one of America's most beloved presidents. And Albert Einstein and Werner von Braun both flunked courses in mathematics. History is filled with similar stories.

The reason these people all succeeded is because they didn't quit. They believed they could succeed and they stuck with it until they did. As the old saying goes, "Quitters never win and winners never quit!" So, if you and I want to hit some home runs, we need to get
out there, stand at the base and keep on swinging. Eventually we, too, will win if we "keep the faith" and never give up.

Furthermore, if you're genuinely seeking to do what you know God wants you to do, there will always be a way to do it. Faith says, "With God's help I'll find the way and I'll keep on trying!"

Remember, too, that the only real failure is not to get up one more time than we strike out or get knocked down. Remember, too, that in every failure God always has something valuable for us to learn. In fact, failure is often our greatest teacher, a blessing in disguise. The key issue is to follow your God-given dream... not your personal fantasy!

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, help me to know for certain what my God-given life purpose and dream is, and with your help never give up, no matter how great the challenges are. Help me also to realize that in every failure, you have a valuable lesson for me to learn. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

By Richard Innes

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Things You're Unlikely To Hear A Woman Say

What do you mean today's our anniversary?

Can we not talk to each other tonight? I'd rather just watch TV.

Oh, this diamond ring is way too big!!

And for our honeymoon we're going fishing in Alaska!

Aww, don't stop for directions, I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to get there.

Is that phone for me? Tell 'em I'm not here.

I don't care if it is on sale, 300 dollars is too much for a designer dress.

Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm


Jay Leno: "With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

Submitted by June Smith

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Global drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline faces a court case on Tuesday for misleading advertising after two 14-year-olds found its popular blackcurrant drink Ribena contained almost no vitamin C.

High school students Anna Devathasan and Jenny Suo tested the children's drink against advertising claims that "the blackcurrants in Ribena have four times the vitamin C of oranges" in 2004.

Instead, the two found the syrup-based drink contained almost no trace of vitamin C.

"We thought we were doing it wrong, we thought we must have made a mistake," Devathasan, now aged 17, told New Zealand newspapers of the school experiment.

A GSK spokeswoman in New Zealand refused to comment ahead of the case on grounds that it could affect the legal process.

Ribena, first made in the 1930s and distributed to British children during World War Two, is now sold in 22 countries.

GSK paid little attention to the claims of Devathasan and Suo until their complaints reached the Commerce Commission.

But it now faces 15 charges related to misleading advertising in an Auckland court, risking potential fines of up to NZ$3 million ($2.1 million).

Reuters 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com

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