Jack’s Winning Words 5/22/15
“I hope that everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.” (Glillian Anderson) When WWs is sent out each morning I don’t know how it’s going to affect the readers. Each person is in a different situation with differing needs. I often offer a prayer that the words might “be right” for someone…might give a word of encouragement. ;-) Jack
FROM RI IN BOSTON: There are a couple concerns that I have to face today, and right now as I'm starting my day they seem challenging, but I believe as I get into them the concern will diminish and I'll find things better than expected. That's often the way it goes...I proceed from pessimism to optimism. Prayer has a calming effect, and I appreciate yours as back-up to my own.====JACK: The water in the pool looks really cold before we jump in...and it really is cold at first, but, then, we begin to adjust, and it isn't as bad as we first thought.
FROM FACEBOOK LIZ: Like====JACK: 10Q
FROM EDUCATOR PAUL: You are someone special, Jack.====JACK: Each of us is special. As the saying goes..."God don't make junk!"
FROM CB IN MICHIGAN: I want you to know that I love your WW and often share it with people when I think it will help them, too. Thank you for caring so much to give this gift to so many people. ====JACK: I like the Shaker song, Simple Gifts, which Aaron Copeland used in his Appalachian Spring. In fact, I think I'll YouTube it now, and say an extra prayer for you.
FROM KS IN MICHIGAN: Good Morning Jack- I do think these words are good to hear each morning….like you said, today is a new day! Have a good one yourself!====JACK: We always like feedback regarding what we do. what we do. Thanks for your kind words. I hope that you get some positive feedback in your business (and personal) contacts today. God bless you!
FROM LBP IN PLYMOUTH: >for someone…might give a word of encouragement. Frequently. ====JACK: I sometimes wonder, when I click on SEND, if it will make a difference. Thanks ====LBP: I have a friend who's going through some rough times right now, and so often I will forward your WW to her. So your reach is farther than you know.
FROM RJP IN NAPLES: I look forward to your WW every day, Some I forward to family & friends, some I delete, some make me smile, others make me think, BUT I always enjoy them and appreciate your efforts in making each day a little brighter. Please keep up the good work. In this crazy world it is wonderful to pause and receive a little light each day.====JACK: I never would have thought that, when I retired, my "preaching" would go in another direction. God often moves in a mysterious way.
FROM RS IN TEXAS: WW's have become an important part of my day and look forward to each one. You're right - some are more timely than others - but they are all good because it always causes me to reflect and think about it. Don't know if I ever said thanks for sending, but thanks. You're a good man, Charlie Brown.====JACK: First, WWs has to please me. Then, I have to decide whether or not they might please others. Thanks for the feedback. BTW, what's a blockhead? Lucy says, "You're such a blockhead, Charlie Brown!"
FROM CG IN MICHIGAN: you do great – keep up the good work and I hope your day is enjoyable as well.====JACK: In your work, as in mine, we try to be of help to the customers and keep them happy. We might not always succeed, but we try.====CG: touché’
FROM MW IN ILLINOIS: Thank you for the WW today, have to share this with you, during routine exam, I had to have a biopsy and the result was negative. AND, yesterday, B, K & I closed on our new home, so we will be moving in the next week. So life is very good for us. Thank you Lord. ====JACK: A successful house closing is great, but a good biopsy report is beyond great. You're right. Thank you, Lord!...for all that you do.
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA:
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For so it swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of a song?
Long, long afterward, in an oak, I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend. (HWL)
Thank you for your arrows. So many, many have found their "oak".
====JACK: That's one of my favorite poems. I sometimes thought about that poem after, preaching, teaching or counselling. "I gave it my best shot, Lord; now, you help it hit home ."
FROM SALON DES REFUSES 1990: believe me! your words are always right for someone. I’ve saved so many of them for quotes as well as your commentary. I should respond more often, but i sure would miss them if they did not soar into my inbox every morning.—the best ministry you could have. Thanks for “winning words”!====JACK: Here's how WWs works...1st, I come across quotes that I like and write them on a scrap of paper, adding the scrap to a pile; 2nd, I go through the pile and choose 5 for the week, deciding which one is best for each day; 3rd, I write a commentary for each word, which takes about 3 hours, depending on inspiration; 4th, it takes about 10 minutes to send out 22 files of names (over 500) on the computer, between 5 and 5:30 am. I enjoy doing this and am energized by it.
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: I really enjoy you WW each day. Thanks.====JACK: If it satisfies you, it satisfies me.
FROM LK IN OHIO: "Everything will be all right in the end; and, if they're not all right, then it's not yet the end.". . . from THE EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL FOR THE AGING AND BEAUTIFUL. ====JACK: I read the book and liked it; I remember the line that you've quoted. I haven't seen the movie or the follow up movie.
FROM MS IN MICHIGAN: A bright spot every day and often that guiding light for the day's path... ====JACK: "This little light....I'm gonna let it shine!"