Henry & Dianne Ford
Publishers

What A World!

IN THIS ISSUE

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1.
What A World
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2.
Congratulations
Jamie Taylor
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3.
Congratulations
Chanel Simpson
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4.
Congratulations
Kevon Hudson
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5.
Buckle Brothers
Marquette Williams
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6.
Thanks to
Willie Gardner
for Tidbits
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7.
I Owe
My Mother
(Comical but
True Reflections)
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8.  
I Seriously Owe
My Mother & Father
and Others
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9.
Detective Lawrence
Craft Honored
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10.
"Temptations"
Mountaineer
Casino Trip
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11.
The Color Purple
Broadway Play
(NYC Bus Trip)
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12.
Dianne Ford
Celebrates Birthday
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13.
Congratulations
Dee Spearman
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14.
Local Photographer
to Appear at
Loganberry Books
(James Cozart)

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INSPIRATIONS
and VISIONS

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HOME PAGE

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Thanks to friend and mentor Harvey Alston for passing us the link to
http://users.gazinter.net/melan/Warn/Warnenu.htm.  The site contains interesting
information and thoughts for surviving and thriving in today’s world.  Please see
below:

Let us not be stopped by that which divides us but look for that which unites us.  If
we could reduce the world’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all
existing human ratios remaining the same, the demographics would look something
like this:

60 Asians, 12 Europeans, 5 U.S. Americans and Canadians, 8 Latin Americans, 14
Africans.

49 would be female and 51 would be male.  82 would be non-white and 18 would be
white.  89 would be heterosexual and 11 would be homosexual.

33 would be Christian and 67 would be non-Christian.

80 would live in substandard housing, 24 would not have any electricity (and of the
76% that do have electricity, most would only use it for light at night).

67 would be unable to read, 1 would have a college education.  1 would have
access to the Internet.  5 would control 32% of the entire world’s wealth, and all of
them would be U.S. Citizens.

50 would be malnourished and 1 dying of starvation.  33 would be without access to
a safe water supply.  1 would have HIV.  1 would be near death.  2 would be near
birth.

To take a look at the world from this condensed perspective, the need for
acceptance, understanding and education becomes evident.

Think of it!  If you woke up this morning with more health than sickness, you are
luckier than the million that will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced a war, the loneliness of an imprisonment, the agony
of torture, or a famine, you are happier than 500 million persons in this world.  If
you are able to go to church, mosque or synagogue without fear of harassment,
arrest, torture or death, you are happier, than 3 billion persons in this world.

If there is a meal in your refrigerator, if you are dressed and have got shoes, if you
have a bed and a roof above your head, then you are better off than 75% of
people in this world.  If your parents are still alive and still married, then you are a
rarity.

If you have a bank account, money in your purse, and there is some trifle in your
coin box, then you belong to 8% of well-provided people in this world.

If you read this text, you are blessed three times as much, because (1) Someone
has thought of you.  (2) You do not belong to those 2 billion people which cannot
read.

Someone once said: Work like you don’t need money, Love like you’ve never been
hurt, Dance like nobody’s watching, Sing like nobody’s listening, Be surprised, like
you were born yesterday, Tell the truth and you don’t have to remember anything,
Live like it’s Heaven on Earth.

THIS IS YOUR WORLD!  AND YOU ARE ABLE TO MAKE CHANGES!  HASTEN TO
DO GOOD WORKS!  
VISIONS
"Seeing the world not as it is, but as it can be"
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." - Proverbs 29:18
Your Success Newsletter - May-June, 2006 - Published Bi-Monthly