Jack’s Winning Words 6/8/17
“New day, new hopes, new life!” (Lailah Gifty Akita) Lailah is an inspirational writer from Ghana whose basic message is: “Think well of yourself and try to act positively.” She has a passion for getting this message across to young people. But, older people can use the message, too. A doctor recently told me, “You’ll never ever be as young as you are right now.” So, in that sense, we’re all whippersnappers. (Do you know what a whippersnapper is?) ;-) Jack
FROM TARMART REV: Learning more of this while drafting and redrafting and redrafting again my resume and collecting "positives benefits and blessings" of being a chaplain.====JACK: Here's a verse from the hymn, "Search me, O God, and know my heart today..."
Lord, take my life, and make it wholly Thine; Fill my poor heart with Thy great love divine;
Take all my will, my passion, self and pride; I now surrender, Lord, in me abide.
FROM CPA BOB: I don't know what a whippersnapper is. I could go to Google, of course, but I would rather hear the answer from you.====JACK: As I recall...In the horse and buggy days, young boys would "show off" by snapping the whip really loud to scare the horse and make him go faster.
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: A young person who knows what is going on and intends to enjoy life. Enjoy each day.====JACK: Do you know anyone like that?
FROM BLAZING OAKS: The words today have a "joyous" sound, and enthusiastic verve! My kind of gal! In Ghana it is probably needed more than here in the USA, but it truly reflects a great way to arise in the morning! I'm putting it on my fridge! (At 87 I need all the help I can get, though I am usually a very positive person!) Thanks for the lift...====JACK: You are proof that there is such a thing as an 87-yr-old whippersnapper.