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Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

The Wichita Eagle carried a story about a resident named Bill Driver who saw a ball floating in an unusual way in Sandalwood Lake, and he went to investigate. The ball was a child's basketball, and the reason it was floating in an unusual way is it was stuck in the mouth of a flathead catfish! The fish had obviously tried to swallow the ball, but it got stuck. When it tried to dive beneath the surface, the buoyancy of the basketball would bring it back up again. It had literally bitten off more than it could it chew.The man captured the exhausted fish, deflated the ball with a knife, and removed it from the fish's mouth. Then he released the catfish back into the lake.That's a pretty good picture of what happens to us when we're not content. We end up biting off more than we can chew, and complicate our own lives.

Reference: Michael Pearce, "A Tough Pill to Swallow," The Wichita Eagle (KS) (May 30, 2004)

Millions of Dollars are Not Enough

Could you ever imagine $43 million not being enough to make you happy? Apparently a Swedish countess could, according to news stories in March of 09.

$43 million is the divorce settlement Marie Douglas-David agreed... [Read More]

Reference: Associated Press, "$43 Million Not Enough for Countess Divorcing Ex-CEO," foxnews.com (3-18-09)