Jack’s Winning Words 9/13/16
“Sometimes, said Pooh, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” (A.A. Milne) On TV’s Today Show a guest talked about a link between the brain and the heart with regard to our emotions. In theory, the two send messages back and forth which affect how we feel. Positive feelings in the brain can be good for the heart. Interesting! We know that stress can affect the heart. Now, we hear that a good attitude can be good medicine. ;-) Jack
FROM JAN F IN MICHIGAN: “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” (One of my favorite songs to teach the Cherub Choir – we play kazoos during the chorus.)
====JACK: I've got to look that one up. I wonder if there's a YouTube version with kazoos?... PAUSE ...There is, but no kazoos.====JAN F: The song calls for whistling, but a lot of kids can’t whistle and kazoos are more fun,====JACK: I saw one version which had an older boy dressed as a doctor, complete with a stethoscope.
FROM TARMART REV: I'm reminded immediately this morning of that Scripture we think of often, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength” (Proverbs 17:22 NLT).====JACK: While, "a broken spirit saps a person's strength" is a good translation, I like the one that uses, "dries up the bones."
FROM PEPPERMINT MARY: i love this quote from winnie the pooh. have you heard that there is a book out about the creation of pooh bear? i haven't read it, just heard a review. it's on my "things yet to do" list!====JACK: I wonder if someone will ever write "The Gospel According to Pooh?" BTW, have your pre-schoolers ever sung the song mentioned by JAN F FROM MICHIGAN? The kazoos would be a good touch.
FROM ED IN HAPPY VALLEY: sooo true.=====JACK: I'd show little Zander's picture, if I could get the computer to follow my instructions.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: I'm behind the times, thinking of that long, long, table in Battlecreek. MI. Never heard of it before, and wonder who provided the food each day for such an endeavor?!! Love Pooh, as do all my family, and he had so many good "thoughts" like this, as we read his stories aloud! Positive feelings and outlook surely do affect our health, mental and physical. Good WW to keep in mind every day!!====JACK: First things first. The Battle Creek free food was provided by the breakfast food companies that were located there at the time: Kellogg's, Post and Ralston. All you could eat...and free...and no one turned away. Secondly, as a children's song director, have you used "A Joyful Heart Is Good Medicine?" It might be a good one to teach to your group of senior citizens...and don't forget the kazoos.
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: Positive feelings relieve the stressful feelings, Positive feelings are strengthening and fortifying. Positive feelings are sometimes difficult to call up, but mental well-being generated by each is incomparable. I feel a sense of dread when I'm prone to negativity. God's presence and peace provide such a sense of security.====JACK: The Optimist Club, of which I am a member, has a creed which begins..."Promise yourself that nothing can disturb your peace of mind... to look at the sunny side of everything." You could be a member!