Jack’s Winning Words 5/17/17
“A wound gets worse when it’s treated with neglect.” (Stevie Nicks) Evidently Stevie was writing about a personal experience. Sooner or later, each of us has “wounds” of one kind or another..a relationship..a situation..a health problem. Some things take care of themselves, but what if they don’t? I read this advice: When faced with a problem, try to step out of your own story and look at it from another point of view--and DFTP (Don’t Forget To Pray!) ;-) Jack
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: you must be talking about Trump and our nation. we are in a state of near-chaos. a wound that needs treatment very soon! pray for the Republic.====JACK: The tragic death of a Penn State fraternity pledge happened because his "brothers" waited too long to dial 911.====SP: waaaay too long. all night in fact. booze and frat houses and so-called rites of initiation are NEVER a good thing.
FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE: Thanx for the good message!! Ignoring problems doesn't make them go away.====JACK: A doctor that I know asked a patient if she'd heard the results of some tests that had been taken. When she replied, "No," he said, "We'd better check. No news is no news."
FROM BLAZING OAKS: Martin Luther King Jr. said something similar about having to lance a boil, to let the poison out, and that Non Violence is a powerful and just weapon against the poison of Prejudice and Hatred: which cuts without wounding and enables the man who wields it...It is a sword that heals. Memorable analogy! Good WW to ponder today!!====JACK: Stevie Nicks is an interesting person (aren't we all?), and it's her birthday today. You might want to listen to some of her music, although probably not your style.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Prayer always get us through! And I agree totally with Stevie! ====JACK: I'd be interested to know the background of Stevie's words. We each have a story...
FROM KANSAN DON: AMEN!!! My computer failed to bring up email today. Neglect did not make it better.====JACK: Sometimes computers act "funny." And sometimes people do, too.