Jack’s Winning Words 8/22/16
“Progress, not perfection, is what we should be asking of ourselves.” (Julia Cameron) This saying is from, The Artist’s Way, a book of 365 daily thoughts. Comedian Ben Rosenfeld says that reading it gives him momentum for the day. I think that most of us could use that! I don’t usually like to use two quotes from the same source on a day, but I can’t seem to resist this one. “Pray to catch the bus, then run as fast as you can.” That and the 1st are mind joggers. ;-) Jack
FROM CS IN MICHIGAN: I read that years ago and I'm sure it's in my library somewhere. ====JACK: The "artist with in me" caused me to order the book. I also ordered "Yuge," Gary Trudeau's cartoon book about you know who.
FROM RI IN BOSTON: The advice “Pray to catch the bus, then run as fast as you can.” brings to mind similar advice that President Reagan is reported to have said..."Trust, but verify."====JACK: Another one is...Measure twice; cut once.
FROM TARMART REV: Indeed, but timely, ending with a little humor!!====JACK: In the days of yore, there was a comedian named, Ed Wynn. He was called, "The Perfect Fool." 1 Corinthians 4:10 says that we are to be "fools for Christ." What do you suppose that means?
FROM BLAZING OAKS: AHA! Yes, putting "feet" on our prayers! I like Charles Dicken's advice when he said, "Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some," We are all a "work in progress" until the day we die! Thanks for these WW today!====JACK: Have you ever heard of the Rule of St Benedict, "ora et labora?" or "all work and no pray, makes Jack a dull boy?"====OAKS: Bridge and golf, family games and family swims, movies, plays, musicals,pleasure reading,.. ah yes, I guess I'm not TOO dull! :-)====JACK: Did you get it? All work and no PRAY!====OAKS: NO, I obviously "read" the familiar quote...so "ora et labora" is "work and pray "! Well, I do my share of both...maybe I can pray on the golf course tomorrow! I'm usually very thankful to have the opportunity to get out for nine holes!!
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: "Progress, not perfection,"... Now that suits me just fine, since I have trouble enough with "progress" in the futile attempt at perfection. The "Pray to catch the bus...reminds me of the school days when I was taking care of my grandsons.====JACK: No school buses that I can remember in our day. We had to "hoof it." Do you remember that expression? ====SBP: You bet! Back and forth to JD, up and down 17th Street! Certainly less necessity for going to the gym, in those days!====JACK: ...or paying for water in a bottle.