Rosemead Kiwanis Club

   "Serving the Community Since 1945"






The Fax of Life

A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley

August 10, 1997                                                                         Vol. 2,   No. 39


This and That



Only a mediocre person is always at his or her best.

                                       --- Laurence Peter



Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don t have to have a

college degree to serve. You don t have to make your subject and your verb

agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by


                                                  --- Martin Luther King, Jr.



The bad news:      The average American has just $83.42 in the bank.

The good news:    The average American is $4.6 trillion richer than the U.S.




Today s children are tyrants. They disobey their parents, gobble their food,

and tyrannize their teachers.

                          ---   Socrates (circa 400 b.c.)



The problem of pain, of war and the horror of war, of poverty and disease is

always confronting us. But a God who allows no pain, no grief, also allows no

choice. There is little unfairness in a colony of ants, but also there is

little freedom.


               ---  Madeleine L Engle Newbery-Award-winning author


Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. All of its Clubs are independently-run community service groups.