had a little lamb,
His fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
The Lamb was sure to go.
followed her to school each day,
Twas not even in the rule.
It made the children laugh and play,
To have a Lamb at school.
then the rules all changed one day,
Illegal it became;
To bring the Lamb of God to school,
Or even speak His Name.
day it got worse and worse,
And days turned into years.
Instead of hearing children laugh,
We heard gun shots and tears.
must we do to stop the crime,
Thats in our schools today?
Lets let the Lamb come back to school,
And teach our kids to pray!
- - - - - MEMORY - The Art of Attention
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ones memory is not all that difficult. Most of us simply dont
expend the time or effort required. The true art of memory,
wrote an English historian, is the art of attention.
We can improve our memories by simply putting our minds to it and
by following a few simple rules:
to remember. Telling yourself that you want to remember this
or that fact and concentrating on it will improve your memory
immediately. We remember what we WANT to remember.
your observation. Pay close attention to what you see and
hear. Use images. Shut your eyes and try to SEE it. Notice details.
Really LOOK at things. Few people actually do.
recall. Forgetting is most rapid soon after learning. It helps,
therefore, to make a deliberate effort to repeat and review immediately.
Repetition will help fix the fact or image in our minds.
Eliminate distractions. The mind is at its best when it is centered
on one thing at a time. Avoid such things as fatigue, noise, and
competing visual images during the time you are trying to learn.
and Pieces, October, 1989
was relieved to find out that Im not the only one who forgets
things. Every-one does at one time or another, according to Karen
Bolla, A Johns Hopkins researcher. These are the things people most
something is - 60%
numbers - 57%
was said - 49%
if you cant remember whether youve just done something,
you join 38 percent of the population.
Our Daily Bread, December, 1996
to Love and Live
teach me how to love and live
That I may cheer each heart,
And to my fellowman in need
Some blessing rich impart.
all the good you can,
in all the ways you can,
for all the people you can,
while you can.