Jack’s Winning Words 6/19/16
“If you step on people in this life, you’re going to come back as a cockroach.” (Willie Davis) Hall of Fame Willie had such respect for GB Packers Coach Lombardi that he would often ask himself, “WWLD?” Today’s quote shows that he had respect for all lives. It’s easy when things are going well to forget the less fortunate in this world. In a humorous way he says that things will even out. Think about that when you happen to see a cockroach. ;-) Jack
FROM ANONYMOUS: Your WW today remind me of that novel by Kafka --Metamorphosis--I think it was when the main character becomes a cockroach. The cockroach has an alienated confusing life, mainly in his bedroom, as I remember reading the novel. I don't wish that on anyone, not even my worst enemy. Love everyone and pray and hope for the best for everyone.
FROM RI IN BOSTON: I think my wife may have a subconscious feeling that Willie Davis had it right regarding reincarnation. Apparently it's linked to her early life, related to Buddhist thought to which she was exposed.====JACK: Sometimes I think that our religious beliefs are truer if we have experienced G-d through more than one set of eyes.
FROM CZB IN NEW HAMPSHIRE: Love this! Must commit it to memory.====JACK: What I'd like to remember is to be gentle with people. Sometimes the most obnoxious are fighting a battle that we know nothing about.====CZB: I so agree! I always try to understand the other person's point of view no matter how wacky it seems. I think it is a middle child trait. It makes it very difficult during election years! I've been going to a couple candidate's town halls trying to ask them about adding background checks for gun purchases. 86% of people want them and I'm having a difficult time understanding the other side! I did agree with Rand Paul on his point of executive orders though- you can't just like them when they favor your side.====JACK: The problem with much of the candidates' "talk" is that it can't be accomplished without co-operation. Of course, trying to be one who sees both sides of issues doesn't win polls.
FROM RS IN TEXAS: Not sure if it was Willie, but I know one of Lombardi's players said this......"I love my Dad, but I don't think about him every day............but I think of Coach Lombardi every day of my life." There are some "coaches" that have that effect on people - Lombardi, John Wooden, teachers, bosses. They teach life skills, not just how to play a game or do a job well. Some people don't know the price Vince paid in his family life for his coaching success. Finding balance in life can be a challenge. Maybe that's why it's always good to ask God for guidance.====JACK: In Vince's list of priorities, he put God and family ahead of football, or so I've read. I guess I admire him more for that than I do for his coaching success (although his success as a coach is hard to overlook).
FROM TARMART REV: Speechless today as
the day had gotten ahead of me.====JACK: Speechless? Put a red circle around that date on the calendar! Just kidding!
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: I've stepped on a lot of things but never a cockroach.====JACK: Did you mean stepped on, or stepped in?
FROM THE BEAUMONT STAR: MET WILLIE DAVIS AT A 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ONE OF OUR FRIENDS WHO WAS RENEWING THEIR VOWS. SURPRISING, HE WAS NOT THAT BIG WITHOUT HIS PADS. WAS REALLY A NICE PERSON - A HAPPY PERSON. PROBABLY AN OPTIMIST MEMBER SOMEWHERE.====JACK: It good to know some "stars" can be nice people when they're out of the spotlight. Willie also received an MBA from the University of Chicago School of Business. Now, that's impressive!