Friday, December 12, 2008

Jack’s Winning Words 12/12/08
“Don’t overlook those lovely intangibles. You’ll discover that those are the only things that are worthwhile.”
( Fred Gailey - Miracle on 34th Street) Gailey was the owner of Macy’s who caught the spirit of Christmas from Kris Kringle. Christmas is a season of intangibles. “Faith” is a word that is often used to describe one’s religious belief. What are some worthwhile intangibles for you? ;-) Jack

FROM M.L. IN IL: life would be pretty unsatisfying if not for the lovely intangibles. we are learning about kwanzaa this week at school. the principle of imani(sp?)is that of faith. when asking the children what faith is, one said that it is believing without seeing. another replied that it means everything will be all right. i have the best job in the world, full of lovely little tangibles understanding and living by the intangibles. keep the faith, baby!

FROM PR J.S. IN MI: That's just it. What is an intangible? One could define it almost any way that one wanted and then fit the said item under that category as something "worthwhile."

SENT BY S.H. IN MI: Are the great visions of the ultimate peace among all people and the ultimate harmony of all creation just utopian fairy tales? No, they are not! They correspond to the deepest longings of the human heart and point to the truth waiting to be revealed beyond all lies and deceptions. These visions nurture our souls and strengthen our hearts. They offer us hope when we are close to despair, courage when we are tempted to give up on life, and trust when suspicion seems the more logical attitude. Without these visions our deepest aspirations, which give us the energy to overcome great obstacles and painful setbacks, will be dulled and our lives will become flat, boring, and finally destructive. Our visions enable us to live the full life. (A Catholic priest)

FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Grace, Mercy, Hope, Love

FROM R.I. IN BOSTON: Truth, integrity, honesty, fidelity, reliability, patriotism...just a minute while I get my Thesaurus.

FROM MOLINER C.F.: I can't put my finger on it.

FROM MOLINER G.S.: The love of my family. And the winning ways of the Hawkeyes. BTW, Big Blue might win the bb title this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Energizing visions.
S.H. in MI