Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Jack’s Winning Words 11/24/15
“If you treat people right, they will treat you right…ninety percent of the time.”  (FDR)  FDR had a way with words…”We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”  “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”  I like his quote for today, especially the last part.  It would be nice if every good word were returned with a good word.  But, that’s not the world. I like the Bible verse: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”    ;-)  Jack

FROM TARMART REV:  Keep on keeping on, Jack, letting your light shine!!====JACK:  This little light of mine...I'm gonna let it shine!   ...and, don't you try to blow it out.

FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE:  The chapter in my book, "Life is Reciprocity," speaks to this. ====JACK:  Yes, I remember reading that chapter.  I think that we've all practiced reciprocity at one time or another.  Would you call what the lobbyists do...reciprocity?

FROM MT IN PENNSYLVANIA:  Hello Jack, and Happy Thanksgiving!  Overcoming evil with good is at the root of the technology we (at TGI-- The Gabriel Institute) are bringing into the world. Right now, virtually all of our business is business-to-business, so we don’t talk about it in those terms, but TGI’s founders did envision a ‘spiritual gifts’ version of Teamability®.  Now a group of devout Christians of various denominations are raising funding to partner with us and make that version available. (It requires a costly overhaul of our online systems.) In the meantime, one of these people is a recently ordained pastor, who taught a course in seminary on teaming as a spiritual gift. The response was overwhelmingly positive!  I will keep you posted on the progress.  p.s. It is surprising and delightful that my personal mission, which once was to enrich worship communities through artwork in glass, has now (after a long and circuitous detour) returned to one of fostering faith and inspiration.====JACK:  Gabriel is typically the angel sent by God to deliver messages to people.  Does this describe how your company's name was derived?====MT:  That was the main part of it. The other aspect had to do with restoring positive feelings about the name Gabriel, used by an unethical company (the Gabriel Group) that our Founder had worked for — until she discovered what they were up to.====JACK:  The  angel Gabriel is the patron saint of...Telecommunication Workers, Radio Broadcasters, Messengers, Postal Workers, Clerics, Diplomats, Stamp Collectors.

FROM AA'S PEGASUS:  Hello Jack. Wanted to say hi and wish you and Mary a very Happy Thanksgiving.i will get back home at 7 am that day. I'm taking the al-nighter back from Phoenix as I finish work late on Wednesday night. So glad I will get to be home!! I am Thankful to call you a friend.====JACK:  Welcome back to Michigan.  Our state's license plate used to have this slogan...Winter-Water Wonderland.

FROM BLAZING OAKS:  YES,  GOOD THOUGHT, AND IF THEY DON'T RECIPROCATE IN KIND, THE JUDGMENT IS ON THEM....AS MOTHER USED TO SAY, "IT DOESN'T COST A THING TO BE KIND!"====JACK:  Here's an idea....  Why don't you make a collection of your mother's sayings, print them out, and give them as a gift to your children, grandchildren and greats.

FROM CHESTER THE GOOD:  May your stuffing be tasty, May your turkey be plump, May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.  May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize. ====JACK:  Don't forget the dressing and baked corn.

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