Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Winning Words 3/27/13
“Whatever you’re going through in your life, don’t ever give up.”  (Mariah Carey)  Today is Mariah’s birthday.  Her mother’s Irish and her father’s black.  “And me,” she said, “I’m tan, I guess.”  She’s had her ups and downs, as happens with many celebs, but she’s developed the attitude of not giving up.  Some people call it, Spunk!  I’ve known a few spunky people in my lifetime, and I’m sure that you have, too.    ;-)  Jack

 FROM WALMART REV:  Spunky and thankful for your daily "get-up-and-go" highlights every morning!! Spending the day with my lovely wife of almost forty-three years and on my 66th birthday today.  What more could a blessed guy like this ask for today!!!////JACK: You and Mariah have the same birthday!  WOW!  Now, if you could only sing like her...

 FROM RS IN TEXAS:  I seem to remember another guy who said "Never give up."  Jimmy Valvano.  He may have lost his battle with cancer, but his NC State NCAA Championship is a testament to that attitude. ////JACK:  A good example.  He said: "Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever. I thank you and God bless you all."

 FROM AW IN ILLINOIS:  reminds me of the  advice:   "Keep on keeping on."////JACK:  I wonder if that's one of Abe Lincoln's quotes?  He lost a lot of elections before he was chosen as President.

 FROM NEIL AND CAROL UP NORTH:  We are still enjoying your Winning Words. But, could you make the font larger, please? Time marches on.////JACK:  I've noticed the font problem with the new computer.  I hope to have it resolved one of the days.  Meanwhile, do like I do and keep a magnifying glass next to the monitor.

 FROM JS IN MICHIGAN:  Do you consider me "spunky"?////JACK:  I'd consider SPARTY to be spunky, and I would not be surprised to find out that you were the one hiding in that costume!

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