Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jack’s Winning Words 1/26/17
“Always show more kindness than seems necessary; the person receiving it needs it more than you will ever know.”  (Colin Powell)  General Powell would have made a great President.  Both parties wanted him to run.  In the end, I read that his wife didn’t want him to run…which says something about him, too.  Parade magazine listed his 13 Rules of Leadership.  A couple that I liked were – Remain calm and be kind – Avoid letting your ego get in the way.    ;-)  Jack  

FROM TARMART REV:  ...good advice, not only for others, but for us pastors as well (at any age)! ====JACK:  "Pastoral Care" was taught in our seminary.  Did you ever have a course like that in your training, or were you just naturally nice?

FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY:  Colin Powell would have made an excellent president!  His demeanor, his kindness, his great inner strength and his love of country could have helped both parties.  I pray our new president will use his strength to help us get over this huge divide.====JACK:  We've all seen the bluster.  I'm waiting for a show of kindness.

FROM BB IN ILLINOIS:  Agree about Colin and…enjoy his words.  Your sister’s a big fan of kindness.  I’m a big fan of your sis!====JACK:  She learned kindness the hard way...having to put up with me while she was growing up.  She has some stories to tell.

FROM BLAZING OAKS:  One of my Mom's adages, given many time: "It doesn't cost anything to be kind!"  So Jan and I tried to be nice to everyone, not just our "gang", in school. It seems it is often human nature to want to be negative and critical, but habit and one's will, can change that. We are all humans (and even animal pets) with feelings! Good WW to remember today and every day! ====JACK:  It's surprising how often Winning Words and responses remind me of songs.
Try A Little Kindness - Glen Campbell

If you see your brother standing by the road
With a heavy load from the seeds he's sowed
And if you see your sister falling by the way
Just stop and say, you're going the wrong way
You got to try a little kindness
Yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see
And if you try a little kindness
Then you'll overlook the blindness
Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets

Don't walk around the down and out
Lend a helping hand instead of doubt
And the kindness that you show every day
Will help someone along their way

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