Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Simple Math for a Hot Day

I've been recovering from a 2 mile walk I took outside this afternoon where the heat index is about 105 degrees. My brain is feeling a bit fried or baked by this heat, and I only seem able to process the hot weather through it right now. Maybe we are feeling a bit like prisoners in air-conditioned houses & offices. So I will post this which a friend at work sent to me today because she knows I like math AND because she probably sent it to everybody:

From a strictly Mathematical Viewpoint:

What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been in situations where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 101%? What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 1 9 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:
H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

and
K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But,
A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

AND, look how far the love of God will take you
L- O- V- E-O-F-G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:
While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get
you there, it's the Love of God that will put you over the top.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Julia!

This was great. I forwarded it to my boss who is just learning about the love of God.

But, walking 2 miles today??? It is way too hot for that. I am more than ready for the cool breezes of fall (my favorite season).

Aunt Becky

Jewels said...

Amen to that, Aunt Becky!

Anonymous said...

Julia,

I think this was great also.

Walking in this heat is just crazy - you could walk only 1 mile in the heat you would still benefit.

~toni

Maeghan said...

Hi Julia,
I stand corrected. 40.5 degrees is sweltering! I will pray that the weather for you will cool down.

Maeghan

Jewels said...

That's okay Maeghan, the heat index was 105 degrees - I think it was actually 95 degrees F and with the humidity factored in it felt like 105... Anything to get people to feel the suffering!

It has cooled down - back to the 80's so I can live and breathe and blog again!