Thursday, November 05, 2015

Jack’s Winning Words 11/5/15
“Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.”  (Graffiti)  Dr Jack Schaefer, who works for the FBI, gives advice on catching a liar.  Watch for throat clearing, hard swallowing, backward head movement…and more.  Interestingly, a shaking voice is not listed among them.  Recently, a Winning Words reader wrote, “At home I was taught to always tell the truth.”  Zechariah, in the Bible, lists what the Lord wants us to do.  The first: “Speak the truth to each other.”    ;-)  Jack

FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL:  and Ephesians 4:l5   "speak the truth in love"...====JACK:  "Love" can mean that you might have to "fudge" a bit, depending on the circumstances.

FROM TARMART REV:  ...sure makes life a little easier on our spirit, soul and body when not having to carrying a lie around all day.====JACK:  REAL EYES REALIZE REAL LIES!

FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY:  We always told our kids and grandkids to tell the truth.  The consequences were much more severe if they got caught in a lie.  They all learned quick enough that standing in the corner wasn't fun.  But telling the truth really is the best way.====JACK:  Basic values (and truth telling is one of them) are most often learned in the home.  Pity the one who has to learn the importance of telling the truth the hard way.

FROM BLAZING OAKS:  Bill's mother was a stickler for always telling the truth! She passed that on to her son, and he, to our kids... personal integrity. Anne Morrow Lindbergh in one of her books commented "The most exhausting thing you can be is inauthentic".  I think she was on to something there!====JACK:  I like that word, inauthentic.  Do you remember the Coca Cola ad?  A blonde woman lip-syncs, “I’d like to buy the world a home, and furnish it with love.” A second line is about growing apple trees and honeybees and snow-white turtledoves.  The camera then shows rows of young singers smiling—Spanish, Swedish, Nigerian, Nepalese, dressed in a dashiki, a kimono, a dirndl, a Nehru, a turtleneck. Together they lip-sync, “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.” Each holds a Coke bottle in their right hand, one branded in English script, the next in Arabic, another in Thai. “I’d like to buy the world a Coke,” they sing, “and keep it company.” The camera pulls up to an aerial view, revealing 200 singers aligned on a green hillside, a youth chorus of the world.  Imagine, in a world, focused on various kinds of people divisions, the whole world gathered upon a hill sharing a fizzy brown drink.  “It’s the real thing—Coke is,” they sing in unison, “what the world wants today.”

FROM SH:  Amen.====JACK:  I've never know you to have a shaky voice, especially when it comes to expressing views on things that you deeply care about.  That's a good quality.

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