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

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

People say, “Oh, I could never do that.” But when you meet cancer patients you understand the bravery and spirit those people show each and every day. Their struggles motivates and inspires you to test the limits of your endurance and to cross the finish line. You’ll be surprised by what you can do. - John Kellenyi

Submitted by Joe Kinnane


There's a great little book I read a few years back called "Peace Is Every Step" written by Thich Nhat Hahn, a Vietnamese monk well-known for his smile and his beautiful ideas.

One of these has to do with how he prays.

Mr. Hahn has made it a tradition in his family to have thirty seconds of 'quiet time' before the evening meal. During this silence he and his family make it a point to smile and simply look into each others' eyes.

That's it!

According to Mr. Hahn, this has become one of his family's favorite customs, greatly increasing the awareness and respect they have for each other. And somehow, he says, it even makes the food taste better!

A Family Tradition, Ron Atchison

Source: Chapnotes, mailto:xanmansa@chapnotes.org?Subject=Subscribe

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Definitions Not in Dictionary

A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.

Beauty Parlor:
A place where women curl up and dye.

Someone who is fed up with people.

The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.

A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.

Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.

Cold Storage.

An insect that makes you like flies better.

Grape with a sunburn.

Something you tell to one person at a time.

The pain that drives you to extraction.

One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.

Submitted by Terry Gaskill


A woman turned to her husband and said, "Next week is our 30th wedding anniversary. What do you think we ought to do?"

Her husband thought carefully before giving his answer. "Have a moment of silence?"

Submitted by B. B.

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A 75-year old woman in Sweden now has the world's fastest Internet connection. Because her son works for a company that is helping to demonstrate the Internet capabilities of fiber optics, Sigbritt Lothberg can now receive 1,500 channels of high definition television on her computer or, if there's nothing to watch there, can download an entire DVD's worth of data in less than two seconds.

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Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/

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