Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Jack’s Winning Words 8/4/15
“A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.”  (Another Maslow quote)  Good soup is hard to find, but in our area there’s Zoup, a place that has an outstanding menu of soups, including Tomato Vegetable and Blazin’ Bison Chili.  But today Maslow is writing about the difference between 1st rate and 2nd rate anything.  He’s suggesting that “good enough” is not good enough.  When it comes to a soup, a painting, your life…try to make it the best.    ;-)  Jack

FROM TARMART REV:  Being at my best always brings the best out of me!! Your best to you today, Jack!!====JACK:  Do your best and let God do the rest!

FROM PEPPERMINT MARY:  maslow would not be a fan of garrison.  i believe that if we have done the best that we can, "good enough", is just that.  everyone has a forte.  as far as soup goes...i am a great creative soup maker...much better than "good enough"!===JACK:  Good, better, best and good enough are simply measurements to gauge our accomplishments.

FROM CHESTER THE GOOD:  Some people can make good soup, some people can paint a great picture of it. We all have our talents and the "mix" is pretty good. Don't judge the soup or the painting unless you have stirred the pot or dipped the brush.====JACK:  Life is a matter of taste.  What pleases one doesn't necessarily please another.  It works that way with the choice of Winning Words, too.

FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY:  There is nothing like a warm soup on a cold day.  However, I love soup all the time, even in hot weather.  Learning to always do your best is a very hard thing to do, whether making soup or making a wonderful marriage.  Sometimes perfect, sometimes needs just a touch more spice.====JACK:  I'd like to try Zoup's Blazin' Bison Chili.  Although I'd have to say that my favorite soup is corn chowder.====JUDY:  Navy Bean soup, pea soup, chichen noodle, just nothing spicy.  I'm not a spicy girl.

FROM LBP IN PLYMOUTH:  I don't know. I'm learning to accept that sometimes good enough is good enough. If we are always seeking perfection things might not get done at all. Even a soup with over cooked veggies nourishes the body. Even a simple painting can lift the spirit.  On another note, Zoup is one of my daughter's favorite restaurants. She even requested soup as the entree for her 6th birthday party.====JACK:  OCD people sometimes have to say, "Good Enough", or else they'd never get anything done. There are times when spend "too" much time trying to write the perfect Winning Words.  Eventually, time runs out.  Deadlines happen.

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