Jack’s Winning Words 7/6/17
"Your best friend is the one who brings out the best in you.” (Henry Ford) A young Norman Vincent Peale asked Henry Ford what advice he would give to a young person starting out in life. Henry told him to choose his friends carefully. You want them to be people who bring out the best in you. A good friend will respect and encourage you, will not put you down, or desert you. Avoid the negative person, the gloomy one. Ford knew more than how to build cars. ;-) Jack
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: very true indeed!==== JACK: Henry Ford was a very complex man. Aren't we all?
FROM TARMART REV: ...blessed with one for sure from West Bloomfield, MI, I am!!====JACK: I remember when you first walked through the door.====REV: "Old men dream dreams" . . . I've collected many of them myself while visiting Holy Spirit Lutheran Church weekly with the WB Parks and Rec during those 5 years using the church facility and visiting with the Right Reverend Jack Freed!! It was a "whale" of an experience!!====JACK: I'd almost forgotten the "reason" for my whale collection...a reminder that God has ways of causing his will to be done...as with Jonah, as with each of us.
FROM HONEST JOHN: Some of my best learning has come from folks who have been critical of me...not always optimistic about my prospects. We need more than one kind of friend.====JACK: Constructive criticism is good, but usually looks better in the rearview mirror.
FROM DR J: indeed!====JACK: A friend in need is a friend indeed. God seems to send friends among us when we need them the most.
FROM BB: Interesting quote. I think my father read Norman Vincent peele when he was alive.====JACK: NVP wasn't the first to espouse the power of positive thinking. Epictetus was an advocate in the 1st century.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: God knew what he was doing when he made Eve or Adam. He gave Adam a best friend. Yep they messed up but they held together and had each other's backs. Best friends aren't perfect but they are there for each other.====JACK: Harry Truman supposedly said: "In Washington, if you want a friend, get a dog." Why do you suppose dogs are referred to as...Man's best friend?
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: Be optimistic! We r all here for a reason!====JACK: Have you figured yours out, yet?